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Old October 27, 2000, 11:03 AM   #1
John D
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Happen to own not one, but two Ruger Blackhawks in .38-40. The cost of this ammo is the reason I got into reloading in the first place. I've kinda settled into loading a 180g bullet with 6.1-6.4g of Unique.

Any other suggestions? How about W231?
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Old October 27, 2000, 12:16 PM   #2
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John D (Rockefellow??), go to and start cruising the articles by Paco and John Taffin, both current and in their archives.

You'll find some good stuff there on both powders and loads for .38-40.

Good luck. J.B.
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Old October 31, 2000, 01:39 PM   #4
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231 would be fine. Lately I've been using TiteGroup with great results. It was designed to be used in the large capacity pistol cases (ie...those that were originally blackpowder catridges); it isn't position sensitive which can be a problem with other powders. The combination of a large case and small loading density gives the powder a lot of room to move around which can affect consistency. TiteGroup helps overcome this little problem.

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