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Loading 380 Help

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by DDawg, Sep 28, 2013.

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  1. DDawg

    DDawg Member

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    I'm getting ready to load some 380, but I'm having trouble finding the data I need.
    I plan on loading target loads and i'm starting with Unique powder and Berrys 100 gr plated FP bullets and wolf sp primers. ( I know W231 is also a good powder choice, but I don't have any and I'm gonna use what I have)

    My Lyman's 49th only has 95gr FMJ starting at 2.3grains with an OAL of .900"

    Any one have a good load for this combination? Also would the OAL for the 95gr FMJ be same for the 100 gr Berry's? Is there a formula to compensate for the difference in 95gr FMJ and 100gr plated since the 100 gr is not listed in the load data?
    I know seating depth is important with the 380, so if you have an OAL I would appreciatie it also.
    Thanks
    DD
     
  2. jwrowland77

    jwrowland77 Member

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    Most manuals have an OAL of .980 or .970. In mine and my parents, I use .973 with Rainier plates 100gr, but I made sure to use the plunk test in all of them.

    You can use the 95gr data, just start low and work up. That's what I did.
     
  3. rcmodel

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    3.8 grains Unique seated .975" with that bullet works fine in my Kel-Tec P3AT and SIG P232.

    rc
     
  4. DDawg

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    Thanks for your help.
    Also the bullets are the Berry's FBRN

    DD
     
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