.38 Special +P Load


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StrikeEagle
July 18, 2004, 10:32 PM
Hi, Folks!

About 15 years ago I settled on a load .38 Special. That load is:

4.6 Grains of HP38, 168 Grain Cast Kieth Bullet

It's been so long ago, I don't remember exactly why I started using this load. But it's for use ONLY in my .357 revolvers and lever action. (ok, I do shoot five or so every few years in my airweight J-Frame carry piece, just to make sure it still works)

I've shot thousands of rounds of this load. It's accurate and kind of lively. But... I kind of wish I had been using a lighter load. This is a +P load, of course. Hornady lists 4.8 grains for my bullet weight and I'm under that. Anyway, what do you think... am I being needlessly uneasy?

Advise, please. :)

best,
StrikeEagle

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Bullet
July 19, 2004, 12:46 AM
AS long as your under MAX loads and shooting in a gun that is rated for +Ps or more (357) you should be fine. HP38 I believe is a Hodgon powder. You can call them to make sure your load is right. Their phone number is (913) 362-9455 or contact them through their web site.

stans
July 19, 2004, 07:05 AM
HP-38 is a Hodgdon powder and is the twin of Winchester's W-231.

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