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Hey I just wanted to see what bullet weight you guys usually shoot out of your 15s. I just got mine and am going to use for some range use. Thanks for the help!
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I stay with 158 Gr. which is what nearly all 38 Specials were designed for, and I don't use +P (normally), especially for paper punching. Longer barreled target guns may be used with light load 148 Gr HBWC for paper punching.
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I stay with 158 Gr. which is what nearly all 38 Specials were designed for, and I don't use +P (normally), especially for paper punching. Longer barreled target guns may be used with light load 148 Gr HBWC for paper punching.
That's exactly what I was looking for, thanks!
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I stay with 158 Gr. which is what nearly all 38 Specials were designed for, and I don't use +P (normally), especially for paper punching. Longer barreled target guns may be used with light load 148 Gr HBWC for paper punching.
What he said! I hand load .38's, and like using both for range use . Bob
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I load 158 semi-wadcutter lead bullets for general use. I load 3.5 grains of Bullseye powder. In one of the old Lyman manuals that I have this is listed as a "factory duplication load".

With this load combination your revolver should last many years.

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158 gr lswc with 4.6-5 gr of unique
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I load 148 grain DEWC's as that's what I use in my Model 10's. I find the 158 grainers hit high for me in those guns.

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