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Old 10-11-2018, 03:00 PM
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Which is why I also listed the Speer load which is hotter than the Hornady load in question. Thus the Hornady doesn't seem to be an outlier. Granted the Speer book is older and data may be more conservative now. My older Lyman book does have a listing for the same Speer bullet as the Speer book but unfortunately doesn't list 231 or HP-38. It didn't list an overall length with the data but did list a generic overall length for the 125 GR bullets at the chapter introduction of 1.100. The other 125 GR listed was LRN at 3.8 to 4.1 of 231

Sierra Handgun 3rd Edition:
.355 125 gr. FMJ OAL 1.090 3.9 to 5.1 of 231

Lee Modern Reloading 2nd:
125 GR Jacketed Min OAL 1.090 4.4 to 4.8 of 231 (I find the lee book to generally be conservative)

I mentioned the SPEER but not the eact data as I bought the manuals.


The LEE is neither conservative nor liberal (aggressive) it is just copies of OTHER peoples test data. Lee never tested any of those,
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