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Old December 8, 2012, 01:43 AM   #13
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Lately, I've only been loading Berry's 100 gr HBRN. ...partly because I have a mutant barrel that goes from .358" x .359" to something in excess of .360" and back to .358" x .359" (and the hollow base seems to keep contact with the larger portion of the bore); partly because they're decent bullets; and partly because I hate my .380 and haven't been shooting it much (so the extra cost of Berry's bullets doesn't matter much).

In general, I would suggest avoiding Titegroup in .380 Auto. It doesn't leave much room for charge weight deviation (some loads have 0.3 grains from start to max, such as 2.4 gr 'start' 2.6 gr 'max'). It works, but the difference between a good load and a hot load can be as little as 0.1 or 0.2 gr.

I run Unique, W231/HP-38, and Blue Dot (dirty, but predictable).
One of these days, I'll try loading some True Blue; but I haven't gotten around to it yet.
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