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.38 Long Colt

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by MI2600, Mar 18, 2013.

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  1. MI2600

    MI2600 Member

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    I have some cast .38 RN bullets from Missouri Bullet in .361" diameter, 145gr. I bought them for my .38 S&W guns.

    For my previous loads for my .38 LC guns I used HBWC bullets. The meager loading data I can find states that the original .38 LC cartridge used a .361 bullet.

    Anyone see any problems in using the Missouri bullets? The only AOL data I could find says it should be 1.305". The test bullets I loaded measured at 1.320", but since it headspaces on the rim I don't see a problem.

    Any help?
     
  2. Jesse Heywood

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    Shouldn't be a problem as long as the nose is within the confines of the cylinder.
     
  3. MI2600

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    They're not even close and chamber nicely.
     
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