This is a discussion on 357/38 within the Reloading forums, part of the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics category; What are your favorite loads for 357 mag and 38 spcl? Thanks!...
March 18th, 2009 10:01 PM
What are your favorite loads for 357 mag and 38 spcl? Thanks!
March 18th, 2009 10:34 PM
Bullet:158gr HDY XTP diameter.357
Case overall length:1.580''
Starting grains:16.0grs ------------------ Max load18.grs
16.gr velocity:1504fps-------------------18grs velocity1577fps
start pressure:24,100cup-----------------max load pressure25,800cup
You can double check this load on Hodgdons site. I don't have any .38 loads for you as I only shoot .357 and don't reload for my .38.
Good luck and have fun...
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March 18th, 2009 10:48 PM
.357 mag.... HST 158 grain HP
.38 spcl ... HST + P (HP)
March 30th, 2009 08:47 PM
Does anyone have a load with barrys 158 grn and titegroup they like?
April 11th, 2009 07:01 PM
A closed mouth gathers no feet
April 11th, 2009 08:41 PM
For 38spl I use a max load of Unique with a 125gr HP. Usually I don't use max loads, but since all of my pistols are either .357 or rated for +p, I figure I have an extra margin of safety with 38spl max loads.
Here is a link to the recipe:
Alliant Powder - Reloader's Guide
Max load is listed according to Alliant, but is 3/10 above my Lee manual which says max is 5.3gr.
This is also right at the starting load for +p I believe, so start lower and work up.
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