I use 231 in the wadcutter and 158gr semi wadcutter with standard primers. I have never had a problem with .38 target loads. I read a while back that for consistentcy; raise the revolver muzzle in the air before shooting to move the powder in the shells to the primer end.
There are three kinds of men:
1) The ones that learn by reading.
2) The few who learn by observation.
3) The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves..........