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Offline LongWalker

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38 Long Colt
« on: November 09, 2020, 02:41:38 PM »
I'm playing with some bullet comparisons in the 38 Long Colt and 38 S&W Special/38 Colt Special. 

For the 38 Long Colt, I'm using trimmed 38 Special brass.  Has anyone worked up a 38 LC factory-duplication load with BP they can share?  Looks like the original load was 18 grains (FFFG?) for about 708 fps, but that was in balloon-head cases. 

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Re: 38 Long Colt
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2020, 02:41:14 PM »
no clue but rule of thumb generally is fill case to where seating bullet compresses approx 1/8 inch.  May not be correct but is probably a good starting point
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