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Old 09-29-2019, 03:02 PM   #1
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Case question

Can I load say a Speer bullet on a Federal case if the same caliber?
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Old 09-29-2019, 03:38 PM   #2
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Absolutely.....no problem!!
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Reload question

I'm new to reloading and am preparing a recipe for my 1st batch of .38 Spl. My question is, how universal is reload data by grain weight. If I'm using SPEER'S reload data for .38 Spl

Example:
SPEER 158gr LSWC
OAL............1.440
PRIMER......CCI 500
POWDER.....Alliant Unique 4.0~4.7gr

At what point is this data specific to the manufacturer? If I were to use a 158gr LSWC from another manufacturer would the OAL and powder be the same? Or, is reload data specific to each manufacturer's bullet?

Thank you for any help
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Old 09-30-2019, 01:19 PM   #5
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When you are reloading for revolvers, most of the time the bullet has either a crimp groove or a cannalure. If you do a roll crimp into the crimp groove/cannalure, you will be good to go for OAL.....they are designed that way. Because you are just starting out in this wonderful hobby, I highly recommend that you start with the minimum powder load (load 10-12) and give them a try. Then go up from there(again 10-12/each powder load) until you find the powder load that YOUR revolver shoots the best.


I will also suggest that you have at least two(2) reloading manuals so that you can compare. Lymans 50th is a good one if you don't already own one. Have fun!!
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