Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

Reloading All Reloading Topics Go Here


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-20-2017, 07:42 PM
38SPL HV 38SPL HV is offline
Member
38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429  
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Northern Nevada
Posts: 1,008
Likes: 639
Liked 661 Times in 328 Posts
Default 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429

Not much 38 Spl +P data using 358429 bullet.

I have Power Pistol powder...would 5.6grs be a good +P loading with this bullet?

Would like your recommendations for a good 38 Spl +P using the 358429 bullet.

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-20-2017, 09:32 PM
38SPL HV 38SPL HV is offline
Member
38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429  
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Northern Nevada
Posts: 1,008
Likes: 639
Liked 661 Times in 328 Posts
Default

Sorry...I thought my original thread was not posted and put up another one essentially the same.

My pardons...senior moment!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-20-2017, 11:20 PM
cowboy4evr cowboy4evr is offline
Member
38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429  
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: for now ,Texas
Posts: 2,194
Likes: 109
Liked 2,490 Times in 1,155 Posts
Default

5.0 grs of Unique works well .
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #4  
Old 05-20-2017, 11:24 PM
rwsmith's Avatar
rwsmith rwsmith is offline
Member
38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429  
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: (outside) Charleston, SC
Posts: 28,805
Likes: 37,112
Liked 26,373 Times in 12,590 Posts
Default I don't know the bullet weight....

Sorry, don't know that specific bullet but if it's 158 gr the max load with Power Pistol is 6 grains, but that is for a Speer swaged LSWC. I doubt that there is any extra headroom for pressure. 5.6 gr seems good to me, but I'd like to cross check some data.

I see the bullet you are talking about is 170 grains. Do you have a chronograph??? I think I would back it up a little more and work up until I got satisfactory velocity.

PS: I like Power Pistol a lot but reloading data is a little sketchy.
__________________
"He was kinda funny lookin'"

Last edited by rwsmith; 05-21-2017 at 12:42 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-21-2017, 01:11 AM
ArchAngelCD ArchAngelCD is offline
Moderator
38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429  
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northeast PA, USA
Posts: 6,155
Likes: 398
Liked 2,550 Times in 1,440 Posts
Default

I don't use Power Pistol much but I do like HS-6 and AA#5 for .38 Special +P loads.

What are looking to do with that 170gr bullet pushed to +P pressures. The pressures will be there but not the velocity.
__________________
Freedom is never free!!
SWCA #3437
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-21-2017, 01:40 AM
Nevada Ed's Avatar
Nevada Ed Nevada Ed is offline
Member
38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429  
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Reno Nv
Posts: 9,135
Likes: 1,154
Liked 6,691 Times in 3,205 Posts
Default

You did not mention the weapon to be used but.........

I am hoping that it is at least a K frame or heavier if you are
after a top +P load with the larger 170gr bullet with at least
a 4" barrel, before you stat this quest.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-21-2017, 08:46 AM
lebomm lebomm is offline
Member
38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429  
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,953
Likes: 38
Liked 811 Times in 487 Posts
Default

358429 in wheelweight over 6.0 AA#5 is stout and accurate in both my 4" Model 13-2 and my 3" Model 64.

Larry
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-21-2017, 10:26 AM
38SPL HV 38SPL HV is offline
Member
38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429  
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Northern Nevada
Posts: 1,008
Likes: 639
Liked 661 Times in 328 Posts
Default

Nevada Ed, my revolver is a Ruger Blackhawk, 357 Mag. I do not own any 38 Spl only revolvers anymore.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-21-2017, 04:41 PM
Alk8944's Avatar
Alk8944 Alk8944 is offline
Member
38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429  
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sandy Utah
Posts: 6,929
Likes: 835
Liked 5,079 Times in 2,217 Posts
Default

Buy either a Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook or their "Load Data Book" for .38. .357, .44 & .45. Here is a link for the Load Data Book: Lyman Load Data Books | Lyman Publications
__________________
Gunsmithing S&W since 1961
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #10  
Old 05-21-2017, 05:12 PM
Rule3 Rule3 is offline
Member
38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429  
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 21,370
Likes: 9,953
Liked 14,253 Times in 6,353 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alk8944 View Post
Buy either a Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook or their "Load Data Book" for .38. .357, .44 & .45. Here is a link for the Load Data Book: Lyman Load Data Books | Lyman Publications
A manual? Say it isn't so. Gads!

Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-21-2017, 07:30 PM
Qc Pistolero Qc Pistolero is offline
Member
38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429  
Join Date: May 2016
Location: 30min SE Montreal
Posts: 1,970
Likes: 148
Liked 1,428 Times in 809 Posts
Default

PP being a little slower burning than Unique,I'd say that you are not far from the truth about a +P load.But,like mentionned above,what's the gun it is being fired into does make a difference.
You can consult the loading recipes available on the web but I personnaly trust only the ones certified from the powder companies.
Qc
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-02-2017, 10:40 PM
BruceM's Avatar
BruceM BruceM is offline
Member
38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429  
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Southeast Wisconsin
Posts: 1,754
Likes: 7
Liked 654 Times in 368 Posts
Default

Quote:
Sorry...I thought my original thread was not posted and put up another one essentially the same.
Yes, everybody needs to remember that you can't just back up because you would then be looking at a copy of the page that's in your cache. You need to refresh the page.

Quote:
Nevada Ed, my revolver is a Ruger Blackhawk, 357 Mag.
This may be a dumb question but if your revolver is a .357 magnum, why mess around with .38 Special cases? The full length cases make life so much easier.

Bruce
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #13  
Old 06-02-2017, 11:33 PM
DWalt's Avatar
DWalt DWalt is offline
Member
38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429  
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: South Texas
Posts: 27,538
Likes: 32
Liked 20,133 Times in 10,417 Posts
Default

"This may be a dumb question but if your revolver is a .357 magnum, why mess around with .38 Special cases? The full length cases make life so much easier."

How does it make life so much easier? In the neighborhood of 95% of the rounds which I fire in my .357s are .38 Special. Paper targets don't care. And I never seem to have the dreaded crud buildup in front of the .38 Special case mouth. Maybe that's because I always use a wire brush when I clean my chambers.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-02-2017, 11:50 PM
rockquarry rockquarry is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,176
Likes: 4
Liked 3,219 Times in 1,613 Posts
Default

I'll bet Alliant can give some guidance as to where to start.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-03-2017, 08:30 AM
Forrest r Forrest r is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,199
Likes: 30
Liked 1,096 Times in 493 Posts
Default

In the 2012 handloader magazine article where Brian Pearce duplicated the "buffalo bore" 1000fps/snub nosed revolver 38spl p+ load. He also did test loads with power pistol and the lyman 358429 bullet.

His load was 5.9gr of power pistol/358429 bullet.

Myself I love using 38spl brass in 357's for plinking loads. Less case volume with light loads ='s accuracy.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #16  
Old 06-03-2017, 04:45 PM
Qc Pistolero Qc Pistolero is offline
Member
38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429  
Join Date: May 2016
Location: 30min SE Montreal
Posts: 1,970
Likes: 148
Liked 1,428 Times in 809 Posts
Default

I used to say that you either shoot regular .38Spl or full .357 Mag loads.That was before I came across a model 13 that will shoot .38Spl +P more accuratly(and with less torque)than full .357 loads.I've tried and tried but to no avail.
My cast SWC come out at 154 gr sized and lubricated.Loaded with a little under 6gr PP or 5.4gr Unique,it has a controllable kick that prints right where the fixed sights are looking.
Chrono will be used for that load but I expect a little over 1000fps out of the 4''tube.
Qc
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06-03-2017, 07:23 PM
USSR USSR is offline
Member
38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429  
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Finger Lakes Region of NY
Posts: 394
Likes: 0
Liked 198 Times in 95 Posts
Default

In years past (before there was even a +P load), 5.0gr of Unique was listed as a Max (and very popular) load. It no longer is listed as a standard .38 Special load, so it is probably a borderline +P load now and still a very good one.

Don
__________________
NRA Cert. Reloading Instructor
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 06-03-2017, 07:43 PM
BruceM's Avatar
BruceM BruceM is offline
Member
38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429 38 Spl +P with Keith 358429  
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Southeast Wisconsin
Posts: 1,754
Likes: 7
Liked 654 Times in 368 Posts
Default

Quote:
How does it make life so much easier? In the neighborhood of 95% of the rounds which I fire in my .357s are .38 Special.
Because worries about overpressure .38 Special +P loads go away and cylinder cleaning concerns are a non-issue. There was a time when .38 Special revolvers dominated the LE market and that made obtaining the shorter cases, especially once fired, as a reloading component much easier. That time came and went long, long ago.

Quote:
That was before I came across a model 13 that will shoot .38Spl +P more accuratly(and with less torque)than full .357 loads.
Flukey things like this happen once in awhile BUT if recoil is an issue, reduced power loads in .357 Magnum cases are not all that difficult to develop and haven't been since before I began handloading in the late 1970's. Generally but not always, it's easier to develop accurate loads in the magnum cases because the bullet has a shorter unsupported jump between the case mouth and the barrel.

Bruce
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
358429 & Unique in 357 Mag?? klausinak Reloading 25 04-15-2020 02:42 PM
38 Spl +P loads with Keith 358429 38SPL HV Reloading 0 05-20-2017 07:21 PM
Lyman 358429 Snapping Twig Reloading 3 04-14-2012 07:31 AM
358429 Paul5388 Reloading 23 12-29-2011 10:56 PM
Lyman 358429 Keith style SWCBullet shooter37 Reloading 3 12-29-2011 07:00 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:06 AM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)