100'gr. Berrys 380 plated bullet load question

100'gr. Berrys 380 plated bullet load question

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    100'gr. Berrys 380 plated bullet load question

    I found several loads with various powders for 100 gr. Bullets on both Alliant and Hodgedon sites, however, all loads were for FMJ bullets, none were for plated. I'm looking in particular at the max load listed by Hodgedon of 3.1gr. HP-38/231. What concerns me is plated bullets are listed @ .356" while FMJ are .355".

    So what do you load in 380 or what would you load for 100gr Berrys bullet? Thanks.

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    I am loading Berrys 100 Gr on top of 3.0 grains of bullseye-I cant recall right off what my seat depth is.Berrys tells customers to load like a FMJ.
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    The 0.001" difference will hardly matter. In general, plated bullets are loaded like lead, rather than jacketed, but I can't speak to .380 directly. That rule of thumb certainly holds true for the other handgun calibers I load.
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    Yup, 3gr Bullseye for the 100 Berry’s. Tried lesser loads but my LCPll doesn’t like em.
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    Thanks for the help and responses. I think the 3.0 load of Bullseye is the way I'm going to go. .........appreciate the help.

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    As noted above, try to find lead data to use. The size difference is common (and desired), it helps seal the bore and prevent the escape of gasses (do a search if you want detailed info). With 100 gr Xtreme plated I use 3.0 gr of 231/HP38. No problems.
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    Anyone using TiteGroup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckshotshorty View Post
    Anyone using TiteGroup?
    I am. 2.9 grains of TG with a COAL of 0.960 with 100 grain Xtremes. My Sig P238s hate the longer COAL and that's where I ended up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirdShift View Post
    I am. 2.9 grains of TG with a COAL of 0.960 with 100 grain Xtremes. My Sig P238s hate the longer COAL and that's where I ended up.
    Thanks ThirdShift. I have 1000 bullets inbound from Xtreme and a good deal of TG on hand. I also ordered some once fired 380 cases that are inbound. I hope it works out well cause I'd like to make your load my production load.

    Although I've been reloading since 1972 I'm new to 380 reloading and I appreciate your help 😀
    Your OAL seems perfect since there is a .020" difference in height between RN and FP and I have been setting my RN @ .980"
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckshotshorty View Post
    Thanks ThirdShift. I have 1000 bullets inbound from Xtreme and a good deal of TG on hand. I also ordered some once fired 380 cases that are inbound. I hope it works out well cause I'd like to make your load my production load.

    Although I've been reloading since 1972 I'm new to 380 reloading and I appreciate your help 😀
    Your OAL seems perfect since there is a .020" difference in height between RN and FP and I have been setting my RN @ .980"
    You're welcome. It took a little bit to develop that one with the 238. It was really fussy on OAL. Glad I could help.

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