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38/357 load

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Lethal rx7, Apr 18, 2018.

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  1. NoirFan

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    With the plated Rainier equivalent to that bullet, I’ll use 4gr HP38 for a mild 38 load. For a hotter load I would work up to 4.5 or so.
     
  2. Ex-MA Hole

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    Good question- .38 Special.
     
  3. Walkalong

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    Reason I asked was that kidneyboy suggested 6.0 Grs of W-231, not good in a Spl case, but most likely fine (haven't checked) in a .357 case.
     
  4. kidneyboy

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    "For 357 Berry's 158gr FP I use 6.0gr of 231." First sentence in my post.....
     
  5. Walkalong

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    So it is, not sure how I missed that. Poor speed reading I imagine. :)
     
  6. kidneyboy

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    No worries. :)
     
  7. Eddietruett

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    I've used a lot of Berrys 158gr THP and FP both loaded with 5.0gr of Universal. Very Clean and accurate
     
  8. Lethal rx7

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    Yes 38 spl brass mainly. Also how i should have phrased it.
     
  9. Lethal rx7

    Lethal rx7 Member

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    Plated 148 gr in 38spl brass over 231.
    3.6 grains good start?
     
  10. Walkalong

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    I would think so. What OAL?
     
  11. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator Staff Member

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    So, what OAL?
     
  12. Lethal rx7

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    Open for suggestions.
     
  13. ArchAngelCD

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    AC, I never measured the OAL. Like I said in my previous post I seat the HBWC flush with the case mouth and the DEWC to the crimp groove on either end which is just off the end of the bullet. I think the bullet sticks out about 1/8" but I do crimp into the manufacturers provided crimp groove like seen in the link below.
    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/2...caliber-357-diameter-148-grain-lead-wadcutter
     
  14. Walkalong

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    In case I wasn't clear (Easy to do for me), I was asking Lethal rx7 what OAL he intended to use and quoted your post as an example with those lengths (Not listed, but easy to figure) before I noticed he had already quoted it.

    3.6 Grs W-231 with a DEWC seated flush is much different than with one seated out some to sit in the throat. You know that of course.
     
  15. ArchAngelCD

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    You're not the only one AC, I confuse myself more than I would like to admit lol.
     
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