Thread: 38 spl load
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Old January 28, 2013, 02:31 PM   #9
mjes92
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.38 spl Casting Forum newbie

Forgive me if I'm jumping in on someone else's thread. I'm new to the forum game. Here goes.....

I'm casting Lee 158 grain .358" SWC tumble lube,
Loading 2.8 grs. Clays with CCI small pistol primers(about 825 fps per Hodgon)
They shoot great for plinking through a Security Six & older Taurus 85.
I find CLAYS to be a very clean powder. Including shot shells.

I have a few questions....
I know my lead is very hard compared to standard purchased cast bullets. I am seeing very little deformation when I dig up the bullets. Most of my lead came from RailRoad scrap my Dad picked up over the years. (some type of bearing maybe) Yes, I'm too cheap to buy a lead hardness tester. I am noticing some lead fouling in the forcing cone. Not bad but a pain to clean. Rifling is very clean.

1. What damage can be caused by shooting hard lead ???
2. What should I add to soften the pot of lead ? (I have lots of it)
3. Any other advice? ( I know, dumb question)

I'll try to add photo's in a few days.

Thanks in advance

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