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FBI/Metro load replica

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by BattleChimp Potemkin, Oct 2, 2009.

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  1. BattleChimp Potemkin

    BattleChimp Potemkin Member

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    Been looking for a good load to match to some boolits I ordered today from Rimrock. I got their 158gr SWCHP with a gascheck, the same used by Buffalo Bore to make their +P and non-+P Metro loads.

    I have Unique, Titegroup, Longshot, Vihtavouri 3N37, a touch (not much) HP38 and a bit of Blue Dot left.

    Has anyone made a replica of the 850-900 FPS load using these powders? If so, what are your loads? These will be shot out of my 3" SP101 and my Smith Airweight. I am hoping on those velocities out of my shorter barreled guns.

    Thanks all!
     
  2. Quoheleth

    Quoheleth Member

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    Check the powder manufacturer's websites for their data. With gaschecked bullets, you can probably look at the +P data if needed.

    FWIW, I use the max charge of Titegroup for my .357 loads with 158gr LSWC non-gaschecked bullets. Hits 1000fps, per the manual (which means using a 6" or 8" barrel). It might be a little warmer than you're looking for, but in the 3" Ruger, it might be in the 900fps range.

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