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Old October 22, 2012, 05:14 AM   #11
Salmoneye
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Location: Vermont
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I use S&W .38 nickel plated brass with my .357/.38 dies...I load .358" lead over 2 grains of Red Dot...Mild and accurate in my Albion Motors made Enfield...

There has been such a variance in the bores of ".38 S&W" over the years, the ammo makers of today use a small diameter hollow base bullet that 'slugs up' to the bore upon firing...At least the Winchester and Remington factory slugs I have pulled fit this description...

I have an old Ideal manual that calls for bullets from .354"-.360" depending on your individual bore...

A pulled Winchester bullet literally falls through my Albion bore...

Slug your bore before you go loading .361" bullets...
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