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Need load data-.38 & .44 spl

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by stuartcr, Mar 20, 2006.

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  1. stuartcr

    stuartcr Member

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    I recently got some Hornady XTP bullets for free, but can't find any load data using W231;

    .38spl - 140gr XTP in a Rossi 851 .38spl w/4"
    .44 spl - 200gr XTP in a Redhawk .44mag w/7 1/2"

    I just want a mild load for targets, any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. The Bushmaster

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    Don't know about the .44 special, but the .38 special and W-231 I do...140 grain XTP over 4.0 to 4.3 for a standard load and 4.4 to 4.7 for a +P load.

    You can go much higher occording to my Sierra manual, but I sure would work up slowly. W-231 can get a bit wild (pressure wise) at it's upper charge weights...
     
  3. stuartcr

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    Yeah, that's what I was thinking for the .38 I just couldn't find anything specific in any of my manuals. I'll just hold off on the .44, until I find out something definitive. Thanks
     
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    lyman shows loads for 200 gr hp/xtp in 44 special
    red dot 5.5-6.3 9000-13,800 cup
    231 6.4-7.1 11,100-13,800 cup
    unique 6.7-7.5 9,300-11,300 cup
    0al 1.495


    38 spl is with a speer 140 gr jhp
    231 3.9-4.7 12,100-15,800 cup
    oal 1.470
     
  5. stuartcr

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    Thanks, I'll use the lower end, on the .44, and work up.
     
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    Hornady gives data for W-231 and Unique, for .38 spl. 4"barrel , and .44 spl. w/ a 3" . The data for the .44 is mild, the test firearm is a Charter Arms.
    For the .44 load w/ W-231 start with 6.5 grns. , with Unique start w/ 7.0 grns.
     
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