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Old 01-24-2010, 02:26 PM
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Any of you have some favorite 158 grain SWC handloads using Red Dot?
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Book calls for 3.1grs but I load mine with 3.2grs Red Dot for 750fps out of my gun. 158gr LSWC 1.425" OL.
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I use 3.0grs of Red Dot with 158gr wadcutters.
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FWIW, my experiments with Red dot and 158 gr LSWC were in the same range as those already presented. That said, I could never get VG consistancy out of red dot for 38 spl loads. I also used to get allot of unburnt powder/ash spitting out of the gun. I hope your experience is better but if not, switch to Clays and you'll be VERY pleased.
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I use 3.0grs of Red Dot with 158gr wadcutters.
+1 I use the same
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