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Old February 7, 2013, 12:19 AM   #1
deleterman
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reloading for colt 38 spl.

Hi all, been some time -but here goes, this is for a 5" colt six shooter. want to reload 38 spl for about 900 fps. I was thinking 5.2 grs unique for 148gr wc. i was thinking this load would get me very close to 900 fps. any thoughts on this load ? any help would be great. thanks. H.B.
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Old February 7, 2013, 12:33 AM   #2
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What kind of Colt six shooter?

That is a lot of powder for a wadcutter which seats deep and doesn't leave much "combustion chamber."

It is a lot too much if the wadcutter has a hollow base.

Do you have a manual that gives that load?

(I did not see your duplicate post under handloading.)
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Old February 7, 2013, 12:37 AM   #3
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Have you checked out the recommended recipes on the Alliant Powder website?

http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloade...3&cartridge=26

I think it should be in the ballpark of 900fps. Starting 10% lower than your final desired load is always good practice. That would be 5.1grains and work up from there.
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Old February 7, 2013, 12:41 AM   #4
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reloading for colt 38 spl.

oops sorry it looks like i posted in the wrong spot..thanks for you responce tho. i reposted in hand loading. H.B.
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Old February 7, 2013, 12:52 AM   #5
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Sorry, alex but I do not see anything about a heavy load of Unique with a wadcutter at that link.
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