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Old October 19, 2008, 11:21 AM   #1
sob (sweet ole bill)
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.38 special

need a good fast load for my .38. Have found 300 125gr lead round noses and can't come up with a good powder load. My manuals have almost everything in them, not this one.
Have Bullseye, Unique, Red Dot, 2400, Imr3031,4295 & Herco on hand.

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Old October 19, 2008, 11:32 AM   #2
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I'd load them with 3.5 of Bullseye or 5.1 of Unique. That should give you 900 to 1000 fps. and not beat up your gun.
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Old October 19, 2008, 01:42 PM   #3
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I just loaded and shot 50-125 gn rnfp 38 spcl with 4.3 gn Bullseye. You can also try 4.0gn Win 231.
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Old October 19, 2008, 07:08 PM   #4
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4.0 grains of Red Dot is pretty good with 125's.
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Old October 20, 2008, 01:00 PM   #5
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from YOUR choices

I (too) would start with Unique.
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Old October 21, 2008, 07:31 PM   #6
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A good load for my 38 spl. is 3.3 grs. Red Dot pushing a 158 gr SWC, it is an absolutley great load out to 25 yards.
Am using this load in my 357 Blackhawk, 6" barrel.
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