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Reloading Better Bullets in .38 Special

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by hapidogbreath, Dec 23, 2011.

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  1. hapidogbreath

    hapidogbreath Member

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    I am having trouble finding Load data for 148 GR double end Wad Cutters. I am going to use Tite Group. Wondering what the seating depth is I have seen Wad Cutters flush in the case. This is my first foray into revolver reloading. Any Help would be Great!!!:)
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    You just use any data you can find for 148 solid base wadcutters.

    Lyman #49 says 3.1 Start - 3.5 MAX.

    Your bullets very likely have one or two lube grooves filled with grease, a crimp groove with no grease on both ends.

    That is where you should seat them too.

    Hollow base wad-cutters are often seated flush.
    I prefer to seat them out about 1/8" for better cylinder throat alignment.

    rc
     
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  3. ArchAngelCD

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    I do the same, my DEWC are seated in the crimp groove about 1/8" out of the case.
     
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