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Old 04-09-2017, 12:59 PM
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At a gun show yesterday, I bought a 100ct. sack of 38cal. cast bullets at 105gr. TCFP. My intent at the moment was to try loading them in 38spl. cases just to see how a real light bullet feels. I'm beginning to load 38/357 with 125gr. and 158gr. plated HP and I've chosen data for those weights.

But I can't find load data for 105gr. cast. There's plenty of info available for 110gr. cast though. Can I extrapolate a recipe from one to the other? Am I being too particular? After I get a recipe figured out, then I need to learn how to lube these little guys. I love this stuff.

Any 38/357 loads I produce will run through my S&W 28-2 that I love to shoot.

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The Lyman manual has 105 swc data with clay, 700x, tite, bull, red and 231 powders from 809 to 1098fps.

38 spl, 357, 44 mag and 45 colt for under $10...
Pick up a copy....... lots of jacket and lead data.

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You can safely use the slightly heavier bullet data(in this case the 110gr data) but not the other way around.A light charge of any fast burning powder(Bullseye,700X,Red Dot,Promo)will give you a powder puff load accurate out to aprox 30yards.Have fun!
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Years ago I shot quite a few Lee cast 358-105 SWC bullets in .38 Special. Loaded 3.5 grains Bullseye. Very mild load and accurate in several revolvers tried.
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The linked company sells 105gr 38 caliber .358" cast bullets

Excellent prices on hard cast bullets = $14.00 USPS flat rate for up to 4x500

Welcome to Summers Enterprises, LLC, makers of fine hard cast lead bullets.
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My Lyman cast bullet handbook has no .38 Special loads for 105 grain, but does for 92 grain. Max loads: 700-X, 5 grains; Bullseye, 5.3 grains; Red Dot, 5.2 grains, 231, 5.7 grains. It shows all those are fairly low pressure, less than 17000 CUP, and MVs in the 1100-1150 ft/sec range. Even if 105 grain bullets are used, these Lyman loads should be quite safe. Might want to drop back a half-grain or so to start.

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The Lyman manual has 105 swc data with clay, 700x, tite, bull, red and 231 powders from 809 to 1098fps.
Well ya know, I hate to admit this but I own that little handbook and I didn't look in there. I looked in the big Lyman 50th and left the little one be. I won't make that mistake again. Thank you all kindly.

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I have been using 105gr swc AA #2 powder per Western Powder Company (Accurate ) start load 4.6 gr. To Max load 5.5gr. I use the start load out of my snub nose punches perfect round holes at 15 yards.
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