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38 special, berry's plated and Unique???

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by rono, Jul 13, 2007.

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  1. rono

    rono Member

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    Just noticed in all my manuals, no one has a listing for 38 special with 158gr Berry's plated (RN) using Unique powder. Any reason for this? Anyone have a load to try?

    Ron
     
  2. donttellthewife

    donttellthewife Member

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    Most of the manufactures of plated projectiles reccomend loading as lead. Go with the lightest possible crimp as to not go through the plating
    This is from Berrys site

    this is their web site
    http://www.berrysmfg.com/
    I haven't loaded Berrys, just Extreme and Zero
     
  3. IDriveB5

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    I dont use unique, but I do use, and really like 231. These are the loads I shoot:
    .38 Special
    PURPOSE Target/Plinking
    BULLET Berry's copper plated round nose
    BULLET WT. 158 gn
    POWDER Winchester 231
    CHARGE WT. 4.2 gn
    AUTO DISK 0.40
    OAL 1.535"
    PRIMER Winchester SP or CCI 500
    CRIMP +1/2 turn


    .357 Magnum
    PURPOSE Target/Plinking
    BULLET Berry's copper plated round nose
    BULLET WT. 158 gn
    POWDER Winchester 231
    CHARGE WT. 6.6 gn
    AUTO DISK 0.61
    OAL 1.595"
    PRIMER Winchester SP or CCI 500
    CRIMP +1/2 turn
     
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