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Old April 10, 2009, 06:26 AM   #1
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Need a .38 load for a cartridge conversion

Howdy. Could someone please recommend a .38 Colt/Special factory load that will work in a Uberti .36 Remington with a Kirst "Konverter"? I know I need either a heeled bullet or a hollow base bullet. I found this .38 Colt load but the bullet is a bit heavy:

http://www.riverjunction.com/catalog...mmunition.html

Is this the only load available?

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Old April 10, 2009, 07:14 AM   #2
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I've been shooting a full case of blackpowder 29.5 grains, with a 125 grain, 44 cal. round ball seated in the case, then compressed/crimped- in my 44 Colt conversion.

You could do the same with the 38 Spl. using .375 round balls.

the round balls are about 50% cheaper than buying conicals- and they will expand to catch the rifling.
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Old April 10, 2009, 08:29 AM   #3
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Unfortunately, I don't have the means to handload.
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Old April 10, 2009, 07:18 PM   #4
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Wow. River Junction dropped that round only hours after I made my post!

I found what I need however: http://gadcustomcartridges.com/

They have both a .38 Kirst and a .38 Long Colt with a heeled bullet.
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Old April 11, 2009, 02:41 PM   #5
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that site has some great deals on ammo- 50 shots for $13, that's cheaper than store bought ammo. Great deal.
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Old April 11, 2009, 04:59 PM   #6
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You could do the same with the 38 Spl. using .375 round balls.
Ummmm, how do you get .375 balls in a .357 case?
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