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Old May 23, 2000, 09:10 PM   #1
Alex Johnson
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Hi guys, I'm relatively new to reloading and I've been having some problems finding certain components for reloading the 38 S&W. I've got the dies, but I need to locate a supply of cases and bullets. I'd like to duplicate the Brittish service load used in their Webleys and Enfield revolvers with a 200 grain bullet. Are their 200 grain 38 caliber bullets being offered for sale anywhere? Also, what kind of a load would I be looking at to duplicate the velocities of the original round? Thanks for any help.
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Old May 24, 2000, 12:28 AM   #2
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Alex, the British military load for the .38 Smith & Wesson (a.k.a. 380/200) used a 200gr. lead bullet that had a muzzle velocity of 630fps and muzzle energy at 176fpe. Hope this helps!

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Old May 25, 2000, 04:00 AM   #3
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Alex, I may be able to help. I just bought about 1500 cases, shot and uncleaned, from a gent here in Dallas. I don't know if it's a steady supply, but I shouldn't need anymore for a while. I have his phone number at home, so email me if you want it.
I am still decapping and priming, so my quest for lead is not in full swing yet, but according to my books, I should be able to use most .38 bullets.

However, I'm still doing some research before I start pulling the trigger.

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