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Old June 28, 2002, 12:07 PM   #1
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38 s&w (not special)

Just got an old top break running agian and have fired a few factory loads through it from remington and winchester that leaded like crazy. Since it is a top brake will have to keep loads low but thathas never been a problem for me (I have to be careful not to make my 38 special loads to low) but was just wondering if anyone here had experice loading for 38 s&w for the old top breaks . The .360 diam in loading manuals worries me some because will not get enough pressure to obtruate(spl??) to fill groves if use 358. thoughts????
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Old June 28, 2002, 03:39 PM   #2
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I fill the case with clear shot BP substitute. This keeps the pressure low, and it is no where near the hastle of true black powder to clean up, standard bullet lubes will work well also.

Of course my Iver is awful old so it doesn't get shot all that often either.
The Forty-Four spoke and it sent lead and smoke
And seventeen inches of flame. -Marty Robbins

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Old June 28, 2002, 10:30 PM   #3
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One bullet type kicks ass in these old guns...

Hollow Base Wad Cutters.

The hollow skirt obturates very nicely on firing...
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