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Old August 2, 2014, 02:44 PM   #26
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"...For the best accuracy, use hollow base wad cutters and Bullseye powder..." Swaged HBWC's with 2.5 to 2.8 of Bullseye. Target loads. Mind you, cast 148 WC's with the same loads work well too.
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Old August 2, 2014, 05:08 PM   #27
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NEVER say "you will never be good enough" practice-practice-practice!
you may surprize yourself!!
As always, YMMV!
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Old August 3, 2014, 05:11 PM   #28
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I just received an order of 500 148 gr DEWC's from Dardas. From opinions solicited on Bullseye pistol specific websites, most concur that the hollow body double end wadcutter is the very best for 38 sp.
I copied John Taffin's recommended load of a 148 with 2.7 grains Bullseye and it shoots exceptionally well in all my revolvers.

38 Special			
4" S&W M10-5 			
148 LWC  2.7grs Bullseye W/W cases WSP 	
19-Apr-09	T ≈  60-65  F			
Ave Vel =	696.2	 		
Std Dev =	12.04	 		
ES =	48	 		
High  =	721.3	 		
Low  =	673.3	 		
N =	32	 		
v accurate, about 2" low, no leading, mild recoil

4" M66-2 
148gr LBBWC 2.7 grs Bullseye CCI 500 primers, Dillon Loads
17-Oct-93	T = 65-70F			

Ave Vel =704
Std Dev =18			
ES =	742	 		
High  =	742			
Low  =	0			
N =	6			
Colt Police Positive  Special 4" Barrel  mfgr 1930						
Zero 148gr LWC Factory				 

4 Sept 2005 T = 72 F				
Ave Vel =	810				
Std Dev =	72				 
ES =	213				
High  =	943				
Low  =	730				 
N =	6				 
Colt Python  Stainless Steel, 6" Barrel		
148 gr LBBWC 2.7 grs Bullseye  38 SPL cases  CCI500 	
24 Sept 1999	T =  78  F	  			 
Ave Vel =710		 	 	 
Std Dev =18		 	 	 
ES =72.02	 	 	 
High  =746.1		 	 	
Low  =674		 	 	
N =32
shot fine at 25 yards, no leading, light recoil

Colt Cobra 2" barrel				
148 gr LWC 2.7 grs Bullseye thrown, Fed 100 primers mixed  cases	

30-Jan-05 T = 42 F
Average 606	
Ω	18.19	 
Extreme Spread 56.64		
High  =	633.1		
Low  =	576.5		
32 recorded shots			
Accurate shoots 6" high and a little left

S&W M638-3 Airweight Bodyguard  	
148 LWC 2.7 grs Bullseye thrown Mixed Brass WSP
18-Mar-07	T = 52 F			
Ave Vel =	611.6		 	
Std Dev =	22.04		 	
ES =	75.92		 	
High  =	648.1		 	
Low  =	572.2		 	
N =	25			

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