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Old February 15, 2013, 11:18 PM   #3
Olorin
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Location: Arkansas
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This is one of my loads for 38 Special 158 grain.

Firearm
Smith and Wesson 686+ (.357 Magnum)
6" barrel

Reloading Manuel Data (Speer Reloading Manual)
Speer LSWC HP 38 Cal .357 158 Grain
Power Pistol 4.8 Grains/Foot Pounds 257
856 FPS BC .121 SD .176

Weather and Date
November 24th 2012

Chronograph Results Eight Shot
795
771 (low)
778
833
825
820
816
835 (high)

Extreme Variation
64 fps

Average and Energy
809 fps
230 energy in foot/pounds

Notes
All rounds shot slower than Speer published data. A good load to avoid barrel leading. No signs of over-pressure.
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