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Old 09-13-2010, 01:08 AM
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I get bullets from missouri bullet co. and noticed PPC velocities. What is that, so I'm not buying the wrong thing.
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The Missouri Bullet Company bullets tht I saw marked "For PPC Velocity" were soft swaged .38 wadcutters, suitable for low velocity loads, such as 3 gr HP38. Not suitable for higher velocity service ammunition.
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low- to mid-700s in fps
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I had used a box of them, and was surpised how much leading there was. I've been told though that my 3.5 grains of 700x was a bit hot though. Thats unfortunate, as they're cheap and so am I :-) Is there a better bullet to use for what I'm loading ?
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Is there a better bullet to use for what I'm loading ?
One of the lessons in loading lead bullets is to choose the bullet for the gun and application, and pick the powder and load for the bullet.

Light loads of Bullseye or HP38/WIN231 go with the bullets you chose extremely well. 700-X is possible, but not the amount you're using.
There are a baker's dozen of powders that can be made to work, but why not go with the loads most used for the last 100 years?

For service loads, try cast bullets suitable for 900 fps or so.
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I have 700x to work with for now, but I guess I don't quite understand how to make it work right. I don't recall where I got the 3.5 measurement, but it seems it isn't right. On the other hand, I don't want to go too slow/weak to shoot stuff, small game and such.
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Cartridge: 38 Special
Load Type: Pistol

Bullet Weight (Gr.) Manufacturer Powder Bullet Diam. C.O.L. Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure

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148 GR. HDY LHBWC IMR 700-X .358" 1.160" 2.0 686 11,600 PSI 2.5 804 16,000 PSI

Cartridge Loads - Hodgdon Reloading Data Center - data.hodgdon.com

NEVER EXCEED MAXIMUM LOADS
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PPC is Practical Police Combat - the standard load was 2.7 gr of Bullseye. The equivalent of 700-x is about 2.8 or 2.9gr.
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PPC is Practical Police Combat - the standard load was 2.7 gr of Bullseye. The equivalent of 700-x is about 2.8 or 2.9gr.
Awesome, thanks. Exactly what I was looking for
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