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WST in 38special

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by XDRoX, May 2, 2010.

  1. XDRoX

    XDRoX

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    Am I correct to assume that WST will work well in 38spl?

    If so does anyone have any data on it or loads that they like? I'm using 158gr LRN.

    I tried a search but came up with nothing:dunno:

    Thanks
     
  2. XDRoX

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    I finally found a little data on it:

    148grn. HBWC - 2.7-3.0grns
    148 grain LHBWC: Start 2.5 WST | Max 2.8
    158 grain LSWC: Start 3.3 WST | Max 3.7 | +P 3.9
    158 grain JHP: Start 2.6 WST | Max 3.6

    Any other info would be great.
     

  3. idahoglock36

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    I like 3.7 behind a 158 LSWC.....great load, clean very little leading.
     
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    I'm interested in seeing where this thread goes. I have some WST that I use mainly for .45 acp and I have some 125 gr XTPs for .38...
     
  5. XDRoX

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    Thanks for the contribution:wavey:

    When tjpet and Fred sees it it'll hopefully get more interesting.:supergrin:
     
  6. tjpet

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    I use 2.7grns. w/148grn. HBWC, 3.5grns. w/158grn. LSWC.

    The 148grn. is superbly accurate, very clean burning, and lethal on small soft targets. The 158grn. is slightly less accurate but I use it more often as I have a source of excellent cheap locally cast bullets.

    I've never used WST with any 125grn. bullets. All my reloads with that weight have been jacketed/+P and WST is simply too quick burning to give good results with safe pressures.
     
  7. XDRoX

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    Thanks tjpet. Can You give an opinion of a medium range load for my 158gr LRN? Would 3.5gr work for RN as well?

    Thanks
     
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    Don't see why not. Except for profiles both bullets are just about the same.
     
  9. XDRoX

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    That's what I was hoping you'd say:supergrin:
    I'll load 10 rounds up and see how they shoot this weekend.