Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Dustbowl, Feb 8, 2020.
I haven't tried the coated, I dislike the way it smells. I still buy plain lead in pretty much everything from them.
HP-38 was easy to find a good shooting load with and is what I use the most of, works well in the middle range of Hodgdons data... CFE Pistol and Titegroup get a nod as well.
Hope this helps.
I also had a small amount of titegroup to use up at one point, and I remember getting good accuracy with this bullet. Don't remember the charge on those, but they were very light.
When I am not using black powder I will usually be shooting a home cast 125 grain lead bullet lubed with Lee Liquid Alox over 3.2 grains of Titegroup, in Starline .38 Special brass and a Federal primer.
Hodgdon Powder Company lists a number of cowboy action loads:
Don’t buy or load ANYTHING until you have visited a couple of matches. You don’t know what kind of cowboy you are yet!
I completely agree. You will use different bullets and weights for different disciplines.
Go watch a few matches and tell anyone willing to listen you are new. If they are anything like most Cowboys I know your will get more help and information than you will know what to do with.
Good luck and have fun.
You will have a blast.
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