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Old July 21, 2008, 05:54 PM   #1
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38 special , bullseye, and 125 grain lead rnfp

got some of these but none of my books have them all in a recipe.

Can anyone tell me what book i might can get to find these three together?

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Old July 21, 2008, 09:30 PM   #2
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Lee 2nd edition manual ... 125 jacketed ... I would use for rnfp
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Old July 21, 2008, 09:32 PM   #3
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125 gr & bullseye

The only thing I can find is a Lyman mannuel using a lead roundnose from mold # 356242 that casts them at 121 grs. or so.Starting load 2.8 grs for 690 fps and 8,600 cup.A max load 4.6 grs. 1001 fps at 16,400 cup this from a 4" test barrel.I see two different listings for this mold,the one in question has two grease grooves.I think it would be a good start.Lyman lists this mould at 120rgs.but their data says 121 using linotype lead.

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Old July 21, 2008, 09:35 PM   #4
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My Lyman 48th Edition gives this data for a 120 gr. Linotype w/Bullseye:

Starting load - 2.8 gr. @ 690 fps & 8600 CUP
Max Load - 4.6 gr. @ 1001 fps and 16,400 CUP
+P - 4.9 gr. @ 1045 fps and 18,400 CUP.
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Old July 21, 2008, 09:36 PM   #5
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I just went online and bought 6 more books. I already had 4 or 5 but they always miss the rounds that I am trying to load.

THese were really cheap bullets as I bought a big number of them. THey have one red wax groove, and what I assume to be a crimping ring groove.
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Old July 21, 2008, 11:23 PM   #6
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changes to info

Please notice changes I started typing about the two bullets and their different grease grooves and put in info for smaller bullet .2.8 to start is right ,and max is 4.6 my bad.
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Old July 21, 2008, 11:32 PM   #7
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458winshooter. Im not sure I follow you. It appears this is the same thing you typed above, even if you meant the double groove or single groove. I dont see what you are talking about clearly. Sorry.
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Old July 22, 2008, 09:29 AM   #8
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I have been using 3.0 grains of Bullseye with the WSP primers under the 125 gr. LSWC. It is a very mild and pleasant load to shoot. I got those bullets at a very cheap price but I really prefer 158 Grain bullet in the LSWC, because they just seem more accurate to me.
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Old July 24, 2008, 03:57 AM   #9
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grooves

I went back in after I posted the first entry and changed it to the right info.Lyman lists a mold #356242 for both a single grease grove and a two grease grooved bullet.The single is listed as 92grs,and the two grooved as 120grs.The load info is correct for the 121 gr like Mr.Smaug posted after me.

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Old July 24, 2008, 07:19 PM   #10
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Okeedokee. I have the myman manual, I see the 120 grain, but I am new to loading and dont like to try new things, unless its in the book. I wasnt sure if it was okay to do or not. Theres still a lot about pressure and what not I dont know. I am not sure what pressure signs are in handguns, from my understanding they arent as noticeable as rifle rounds.

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Old March 31, 2011, 02:38 AM   #11
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I have never loaded 38 Specials, I mostly load 9mm and 45 ACP on a Dillon XL650, I would like to start as I have about 800 rounds of brass and I shoot a small J frame revolver. I would need to purchase the proper dies and everything for the Dillon and would like to shoot a comfortable load for fun. I use this gun in the winter as on of my S.D. guns as it is easy to use a pocket holster. I was looking through the Lyman 49th edition reloading manual and see the bullets you are talking about. They have a large selection about the hard cast loads from 90 to 170 gains. I am looking for a comfortable load and will not be shooting any long distance (12 to 24 feet) because I only have the 2 inch J frame. Where is a good place to purchase the cast bullets.
I realize this is an old thread but I thought I could get some informatiion.
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Old March 31, 2011, 03:13 AM   #12
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LesBaer1911

WELCOME TO TFL!

Since you are new, I presume that you didn't realize you are responding to a 3 year old thread. Many of the posters are probably not still active.

You will get better results to our questions if you start them in a new thread.

Good Shooting!
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