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Old 08-01-2020, 05:10 PM
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Well, we've looked at the 135gr Federal JHPWC for reloading 38 S&W+P...

Now, how does Lehigh's .355 90gr Extreme Defender sound at $0.24 each?

Midway currently has these bullets (NOTE: NOT LOADED AMMUNITION, & be sure to specify the 100 count) available as of this posting: the Lehigh site has load data for both 9mm & 357 SIG.

Cheers!

P.S. The 50 count boxes are "Out of stock: back order OK" for some reason...? And @ TWICE THE PRICE!?!

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You are kind of off the reservation here.
0.355" projectiles are normally used for 9mm & 357sig.
38 S&W is an ancient very low pressure cartridge designed around a 0.361" projectile.
How it will behave if you try to cram a slightly undersized but all copper projectile down its gullet is anyone's guess.
Have you slugged your barrel to see what size it is?
What is your goal here?
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Old 08-02-2020, 01:36 AM
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My goal was to advise the forum that there were some high performance .355" 9mm & 357 SIG bullets available for reloading at what I thought was a very reasonable price...

If my 1st sentence confused you, or anyone I'm sorry.

Cheers!
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I just bought some Lehigh bullets to try in the 380. They are down to 66 grains I think. I’m still on some 9mm so I haven’t got to them yet. I got these from Midway too.

My 1st with them. My usual 380 carry loads have the 90 grain gold dot loaded.
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Sorry for not understanding.

If anyone works up some loading info on these, please share it. These look very interesting if you look at the high speed video on this projectile (and the ARX).
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They are an interesting bullet design........
and I have seen test on the "Net"..........

but for some reason they just don't push my button as a SD bullet.

Now for killing paper, why not.
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Sorry for not understanding.

If anyone works up some loading info on these, please share it. These look very interesting if you look at the high speed video on this projectile (and the ARX).
No problem. As previously indicated the Lehigh website has what I feel is extensive load data for both 9mm & 357 SIG. This includes multiple powders (I use CFE, True Blue & #5) in 9mm. Also, in 357 SIG (Longshot, CFE & #7) there are powders with 1,600+ fps loads!

That's moving right along! The Underwood version using this bullet is listed at 1,700 fps. I believe that's about the fastest production ammo (other than 5.7 28mm) out there?

Their website has load data for virtually all their products as well. I was very impressed considering some bullet manufacturers pretty much leave us out in the cold.

Cheers!

P.S. Nevada Ed: the video from tnoutdoors9 might change your mind...?
Hades! Even Paul Harrel said some good things about it!

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