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Old August 14, 2011, 10:00 AM   #5
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.38- I settled on 3.1 gr BE w/ a 158 gr cast SWC. I would start around 2.7 and see what works best.
.45- 4.6 gr of BE is my default w/ cast 230 gr bullets. IIRC, I started at around 4.2 during testing. 5.0 gr w/ a 230 FMJ was the go-to load for mil spec ammo for a few decades, so you could do worse.

Sounds like you could use more data.
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