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Old Today, 05:41   #1
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How high will you go with Bullseye?

I'm loading 158 LSWC, 38 Special. Data says never exceed 3.6.

My dipper only gets to about 2.9, so I redip and try to hit 3.5. Sometimes over, sometimes under by .1 or .2

What would the +p load be? I have been dumping back a little if I hit 3.8

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Shooting from a SW 638 Airweight with a 2.5 in barrel.
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Interesting post. You use a powder dipper? I have a few but always use the powder measure on my Dillon progressive press. I stopped loading BE because it was dirty and smokey at the indoor range. Maybe I was not loading it hot enough or something.
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Interesting post. You use a powder dipper? I have a few but always use the powder measure on my Dillon progressive press. I stopped loading BE because it was dirty and smokey at the indoor range. Maybe I was not loading it hot enough or something.
I'm a minimalist. I don't have a reloading bench. I use a Lee Hand Press. All of my reloading equipment fits in a small corner table, out of sight, out of mind until Thursday evening most normally. I load 30 rounds and shoot them on Saturday......most normally.
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I'm loading 158 LSWC, 38 Special. Data says never exceed 3.6.

My dipper only gets to about 2.9, so I redip and try to hit 3.5. Sometimes over, sometimes under by .1 or .2

What would the +p load be? I have been dumping back a little if I hit 3.8

Digital scale.

Shooting from a SW 638 Airweight with a 2.5 in barrel.
Sounds like you are doing fine. I would guess plus P would probably lurk around 4gr, but you will never know without a test barrel. BE is fast and 158 heavy, so don't go too far.

Maybe make a new dripper, perhaps a spent 22 case would be a good starting point, file it down till you get consistent drops at your target. JB weld on a handle.
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I would be afraid to go over published data. No sane person would use BE for plus p ammo. To fast.
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Shooting from a SW 638 Airweight with a 2.5 in barrel.


Shooting a gun like you described would make me nervous going beyond published data'
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According to the lee loading manual 3.8 of Bullseye is max. +P load. My question is why do you what to load that hot in the first place? Especially in a light stub nose gun.
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