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38 Loads For Distinguished Revolver

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Messenger, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. Messenger

    Messenger American Made

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    I have just acquired a pristine S&W Model 14-5. For competition in Distinguished Revolver I'm told I have to use factory 158gr LSWC or LRN. To save my fun tickets I wanted to use reloads for practice but have no idea what powder or what amount. Anyone with experience in this area?
     
  2. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur Millennium Member CLM

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    I expect you're looking to duplicate the basic 158gr LRN factory load. My 45th edition of the Lyman loading manual shows 3.5 grains of Bullseye should give a velocity of 826 fps.
     

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  3. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    If you're going to be shooting bullseye targets the SWC design is much easier to score and if your eyes are halfway decent you'll be able to call your shots without a spotting scope at 25 yards. At 50 yards it gets a little trickier unless you're an eagle.

    As Butch said. 3.5 Bullseye is a very accurate load and fun to shoot but if you're going to put thousands and thousands of rounds downrange for practice I think you'll find that you can reduce that by a good margin and still retain the same accuracy.

    I load 3.6 Bullseye under a Lachmiller 162 grain SWC for steel shooting out to a 100 yards. Fun to shoot but when I used the same bullet for NRA bullseye I was down closer to 3 grains even.


    Jack
     
  4. Messenger

    Messenger American Made

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    Thanks guys, I have plenty of Bullseye powder. Just waiting on my bullets from Oregon Trail.
     
  5. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur Millennium Member CLM

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    Did you go with the round nosed one's? They work better with speedloaders.....
     
  6. Messenger

    Messenger American Made

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    Ya know, I didn't even think about that, live and learn.
     
  7. BHP9

    BHP9

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    When I shop PPC, I had 2 loads.

    For the 1500

    148gr HBWC
    2.8gr/Bullseye
    Loaded flush with a slight roll crimp.

    For the Distinguished & Snub

    158gr LSWC
    2.8gr/Bullseye
    Slight roll crimp into the crimp groove.
     
  8. Street Cruiser

    Street Cruiser

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    I've had good results w/ Hogdon Titegroup in both my Taurus 45 Colt Titanium revolver and my 38 S&W Airweight.
     
  9. LSWC are almost as quick as LRN in speedloaders and do make scoring easier. The same bullet is a lot more effective at punching holes in things other than paper than the LRN.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2010