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Old January 19, 2013, 12:15 PM   #1
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Recommend a good 38Spl load

What would you recommend for a good target load for 38spl? I plan to use 148gr wadcutters and Unique powder for my Smith and Wesson Model 10. What do you find to be the most accurate?

I have been using 158gr SWC and 4.3 grains of Unique and have been exceptionally pleased with the accuracy. I obtained some 148gr wadcutters and would like a nice target load.
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Old January 19, 2013, 01:06 PM   #2
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I like starting loads of Bullseye or W231. What does your reloading manual list as starters for this combo?
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Old January 19, 2013, 01:48 PM   #3
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I like 4.2gr of W-231 with a 158 cast lswc and 3.4-3.6gr of Bullseye with a 148gr cast bnwc seated to crimp groove. Both loads using GM-100 or F-100 primers.
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Old January 19, 2013, 02:30 PM   #4
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I use 2.5 grains of Promo with 148 grain wadcutters. (Was using 2.6 grains of International.) With Unique, you'll probably need about 3 grains or just a little over. Max load of Unique is 3.3 grains.
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Old January 19, 2013, 02:49 PM   #5
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I have found 3.9g Bullseye over 158g LSWC to be the most accurate load in my model 64, also known as a stainless steel model 10.
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