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Old November 10, 2007, 02:07 PM   #1
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Load suggestion 38SPL +P 125gr JHP

I lucked into 1000 Rem bulk 125gr JHP's (free) and was looking for a good accurate load. I will be shooting them through a S&W Mod 10 4" and 2". I am just punching paper and peper popers. I have unique, power pistol, univ clays, HS6, bluedot, bullseye, clays, and tite group. Using 550 press. Any good load suggestions?
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Old November 10, 2007, 02:10 PM   #2
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For 38 Special +P loads, I use 6.0 gr of Unique behind 125 gr bullets. Very hot!!!
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Old November 10, 2007, 02:48 PM   #3
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I load 5.5 grains of Unique behind a 125 grain JHP, gives me 1000 fps on the chrono, that's hot enough for me. I've also tried 6 grains of Unique behind a 125 grain JHP, shot from my 357 mag revolver, it was pretty stiff and gave me 1080 fps, from a 4" barrel. However, I decided not to push my luck with this load, as it is outside of the load book parameters, my alliant guide list's 5.6 grains of Unique as the max.
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Old November 10, 2007, 02:49 PM   #4
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How is your accuracy

Scortch, how is your accuracy with that load?
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Old November 11, 2007, 10:46 PM   #5
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Try a max load of Bullseye.
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Old November 12, 2007, 02:36 PM   #6
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For 38 Special +P loads, I use 6.0 gr of Unique behind 125 gr bullets. Very hot!!!
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Scortch, how is your accuracy with that load?
Accuracy was always good out of my 6" Diamondback, but then it shoots everything well.
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Old November 19, 2007, 03:27 PM   #7
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Great Results

I took your advise, tried Unique- with great results

38 Spl (mixed brass)
Win Sm Pistol Primers
5.4 Gr Unique
125 SJHP (Rem) bulk
Lite Crimp
On Dillon Sq Deal

2-1/2" Group at 25 yds from the sand bags
Very consistant load, with mild recoil.
It's a winner - AZ Rick
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Old November 20, 2007, 01:57 AM   #8
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Glad it worked out for you. Enjoy!
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Old November 20, 2007, 03:15 AM   #9
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I have a Mod. 10 4" and My personal Load of choice is 4.7gr. of Bullseye under a 125JSP. this was a worked up load that works Best in MY revolver.

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