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Old April 9, 2013, 10:42 AM   #1
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Cobra fodder

Has anyone loaded .38spec. 358156 with Bullseye? 4th edition CBH recommends 4grs for a non +P load. Any thoughts before I start?
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Old April 17, 2013, 09:02 AM   #2
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Never that bullet but have loaded a "bunch" of 158 SWC's with 3.5 grains of Bullseye.
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Old April 17, 2013, 09:16 AM   #3
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That would have been too simple LAH. Better my time be taken up with casting, sizing, lubing, etc.

The bullet on the left is one I shot into jugs of water. Last two times I tried to see if it were consistant, the bullet wowed out the side of the third jug.



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Old April 17, 2013, 08:19 PM   #4
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That's a nice photo & boolit.
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Old April 18, 2013, 08:40 AM   #5
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Thanks LAH, I'm in a quandry as to using the non +P hollowpoint or the non +P wadcutter. I need to see if the HP is consistant before making up my mind.
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Old April 18, 2013, 09:56 AM   #6
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With a little testing you'll figure it out. Nothing like testing. Did a little yesterday myself.
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Old April 18, 2013, 08:07 PM   #7
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Your almost there !

What alloy & speed??

It`s really a balancing act between alloy & speed !!
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Old April 18, 2013, 11:47 PM   #8
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A lot of lead, some WWs and very little tin for the SWC, The WC is mostly WWs with a little Lino. I'm guessing around 700 to 800fps for both loads in the Colt Cobra. How's that for the scientific method. I cast around 200+ for the HP and 700+ for the WC. Whichever one I decide on for the Colt the other I'll kick up to a +P+ in my M-60 .357.
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