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How much 2 FF Goex in 38 Long Colt 158 gr. cast bullet
« on: August 19, 2021, 12:31:16 PM »
I think I asked this on the wrong site. How much 2FF Goex should I load in a 38 Long Colt with a 158gr. cast RN. Seems all loads say 3FFF. all I have is 5 lbs. 2FF. I was thinking 17 to 19grs. 2 FF?
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Re: How much 2 FF Goex in 38 Long Colt 158 gr. cast bullet
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2021, 12:49:14 PM »
In all honesty the grains are irrelevant.  Simply fill the case so the base of the bullet compresses the powder a bit and you are good to go.

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Re: How much 2 FF Goex in 38 Long Colt 158 gr. cast bullet
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2021, 01:14:00 PM »
Thanks Pettifoger, that is what I usually do, with 44/40 and 45 Colt just wonder how much was in them.
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Reno

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Re: How much 2 FF Goex in 38 Long Colt 158 gr. cast bullet
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2021, 04:17:03 PM »
Pettifogger said it.  FFg will result in somewhat lower velocity/pressure than FFFg but all goodtago.

FWIW; (Very little)  You could use a dipper that would drop "about" 18 to 18.5 gr of FFFg. Volume is the critical measurement.
 
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Re: How much 2 FF Goex in 38 Long Colt 158 gr. cast bullet
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2021, 10:30:20 AM »
 :)  PLUS ONE for Pettifogger.

Loading BP and Subs is actually super simple.

Or, you could spread an amount of 2f on a paper, count out the appropriate number of grains (I'd go 20 personally) and there's your load  :D

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