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Old 06-10-2018, 12:44 PM
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Hi guys. When shooting my stock 627 Pro in competition, my reloading is too slow. Bullets (in moonclip) hang up in the chamfered cylinder holes. Have you guys got any advice? Maybe another cylinder with better chamfering, or something I can do when I reload these rounds. I'm shooting 38 Special with 158 g Berry round-nose.

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Old 06-10-2018, 01:14 PM
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i shoot a bayou 160 gn round nose, with moon clips, and the reload is very fast. what i have found, after loading about 20 moon clips, i try them in the gun, to make sure there are no problems, and then store them in a tackle box. also, i just use remington brass, do not mix casing. will post picture after.....dan

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Old 06-10-2018, 01:24 PM
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I think the answer to your problem is to try different head stamps of brass to find the brand that fits your moonclips snugly to minimize wobble. Remington brass often works well here.

It's a trial and error process.
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Old 06-10-2018, 02:51 PM
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Try to find a brass and moonclips combination that minimizes wobble of he cases. If the rounds are all sticking straight down they should drop in with ease. If the rounds are cockeyed and can wobble in the clips you'll have to adjust with each reload.
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Old 06-10-2018, 05:04 PM
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I'm using Starline .38 Short Colt brass, TK Custome moonclips for Starline brass, and 160gr. Bayou round nose bullets. Reloads are very fast. You need to match the moonclips to the brass on rimmed ammo. Not as critical on rimless. Roundnose bullets are a must. If they have any flat on the end, they tend to hang up. Shorter length cases help. Easier in, easier out.

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I use the 160 Bayous, too.
Tried the 38 Short, but settled on 38 Mid.
Cases trimmed to .900" (same as 38 Super)
Remington cases in .025" moons.
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Hey Toolguy. I'm not familiar with the 38 short colt. What is the case length, where can I pick up a few to try, can they be used in the 357 mag S&W 627 Pro, and would the load be the same as I'm using for the 38 special.

Sorry with so many questions, but neither of my reloading books mention this round.

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The 38 Short Colt is essentially a rimmed 9mm. It is the same case length and internal case capacity. Since it is way shorter than a 38 Special, you have to use less powder to get an equivalent velocity. Starline makes the brass. These will work in any .38 Special or .357 chambered guns. I am running them in two 627 guns.

If we knew your location, maybe there would be someone local who could help. Apparently you are in a forest by the ocean. That covers a few square miles.
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38 long or short colt, most use short. Starline is the manufacturer of the brass. You may depending on your moons have to use different moons, check with Starline. If you are serious about competing with this gun then get the 38 SC and figure it out. You might have to look around some but load data is available.
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Another vote for a shorter case coupled with experimentation to find the right brass and clip combination.
You can buy your cases or cut them.

p.s. Midwayusa has starline 38 short brass in 100 and 500 ct for short $ (as do others.)
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