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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Bearhands, Apr 24, 2008.

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  1. Bearhands

    Bearhands Member

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    Recently, I've used some Remington 38spl 148gr wadcutters with EXCELLENT results.... What I would like to know if there might be a "recipe" for this load?
    They were not new cartridges, probably 10 yrs old, green and yellow box. And simply: "38 Special"
    50 centerfire cartridges printed in the green part of the box @the top and 38 Special
    148 Grain Lead Wadcutter R38S3 on the end flap in the yellow area.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated
    Thanks

    BH
     
  2. cdrt

    cdrt Member

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    Good duplicate load is 2.7 grains of Bullseye with the Remington bullet. They're messy to reload because of the graphite lube that Rem puts on them, but they do shoot!

    I use this load in both my Model 14 Smith and Clark .38 Special Series 70 conversion with great results.
     
  3. ReloaderFred

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    +1 for the load cdrt recommends. When I was shooting PPC, that was the standard and Remington wadcutter was the most accurate at 50 yards. The load of 2.7 grains of Bullesye was very, very close to the accuracy of the Remington load, depending on the brand of bullet.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
  4. Bearhands

    Bearhands Member

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    Gentlemen, thank you both very much! Bullseye and Remington it is!

    Again thanks :)
     
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