Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ctgrizzly2hunt2, Mar 15, 2021.
Also Has anyone had any issues with these bullets?
The X-Treme 158 Gr SWC?
I use 3.8 to 4.0 Grs of WST or Competition under them in .38 Spl or .357 Mag brass. A very accurate light plinker that shoots clean and does better than most powders as far as powder position.
Start at 3.6 and work up.
It’s a flat point style.
Didn’t see any 158 grains listed in speer.
my bad, it’s in there. Didn’t see it the 1st time.
Okay, will check there. Thanks
?? A link?
I have used several 1,000 of the 125 gr hp
They don't mushroom, the HP is just for show.
I've loaded 'em with TiteGroup, Universal, Trail Boss, W231, W296, Accurate #2 & #5.
Why so many powders?
Just cuz I can, and wanted to know if any of the powders worked better than others.
All of 'em worked fine but at different loads.
296 liked a 357 load, not so much with 38 Spl.
The rest of 'em worked fine in 38 & 357, but none really stood out in 357 except the 296
Accuracy was fine, but speed was lacking.
I will assume since you listed them as .38 Special bullets you’re loading for .38 Special gun(s).
You didn’t mention a powder you want to use, so we will he throwing out our favorite loads and powders. Hopefully we hit one you like.
Standard velocity .38 Specials I like to load for that bullet is 4.2 gr Unique. Max for me is 4.5 gr in a K frame or larger revolver, in J frames (steel or air weights) they get a bit too lively for me.
I’ll also go with AA #5, HP-38, IMR Target and Bullseye using their load data for 158 gr SWC bullets.
Don’t go with a mega roll crimp, a light to medium roll crimp is what you’ll want. (Too much crimp can cut or damage the plating and affect the bullet negatively.)
Yes, that’s the one. Planning to use with 38 special and 357 Mag. I do have a bunch of different powders to use. Which is better between taper crimp and a roll crimp?
But techniquely you can use any power with a roll crimp, just not with a taper crimp.
Look at the powders used in the semi auto calibers if you want to see what powders are good for taper crimp.
I’ll have to check hodgdon’s data on line. Thanks
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