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My BIL was in Jacksonville today, and stopped by one of the gun shops. He brought us back another 1lb container of HP-38, and a 1lb container of Unique. I also received 750 158gr LSWC from MBC. Tomorrow morning, I'm going to work up some test loads for each powder, and take them to the range Friday.... :D
 

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keep us advised as to how its going for ya'..............
It can become addictin' if you ain't careful.............
 

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Nice! I'm going to the range Saturday night. I should dome home with some 357 brass. I'll set up my dies Sunday and load up some cartridges in 357 flavor. :geek:
 

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Wizard said:
My BIL was in Jacksonville today, and stopped by one of the gun shops. He brought us back another 1lb container of HP-38, and a 1lb container of Unique. I also received 750 158gr LSWC from MBC. Tomorrow morning, I'm going to work up some test loads for each powder, and take them to the range Friday.... :D
sorry you lost me?
 

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BIL ?
LSWC from MBC ?

I feel like i have joined the internet community for the first time and asking that infamous quesion: What does lol mean. of course my response has always been little old ladies. be gentle i'm a noob.
 

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BIL= Brother in Law

LSWC= lead semi wad cutter. bullet type

MCB= Where he got them.

Am I close? :)
 

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No problem...everything has it's own language that we all have to learn..... :D

BIL - Brother-in-law
LSWC - Lead Semi-wadcutter
MBC - Missouri Bullet Company

and some more:
FMJ - Full Metal Jacket
TMJ - Total Metal Jacket
LRN - Lead Round Nose
BB - Bevel Base
WC - Wadcutter
RNFP - Round Nose Flat Point
HBWC - Hollow Base Wadcutter

Hope this helps..... :D
 

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does missouri bullet company produce good bullets. I'm really looking at them for my lead bullet supply
 

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I've purchased 1000 125gr 9mm LRN from them, and 750 38/357 158gr LSWC from them, and I have no complaints....except that they don't list a 38sp 158gr LRN on their website. The next order I place will be with Georgia arms, because they do have the .38's that I want. MSB prices seem to be fair, and I get them withing about 3 weeks of ordering....they ship USPS flat rate.....
 

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FMJ - Full Metal Jacket
TMJ - Total Metal Jacket

What's the difference? :?
 

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Different mfg. seem to call things by different names.....Dodge calls it a car.....BMW calls it an automobile.....:)
 

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Wizard said:
I also received 750 158gr LSWC from MBC. Tomorrow morning, I'm going to work up some test loads for each powder, and take them to the range Friday.... :D
Wiz
I came up with another 250+ pcs of .38 sp brass. Their yours if you want 'em.
Chance
 

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Well, after ruining about 5 casings, I got the dies adjusted and loaded up the following test rounds (first time every loading .38sp).....

158gr LSWC

Unique 4.0gr 1.42 COL 6 ea
4.1gr 1.42 COL 6 ea
4.2gr 1.42 COL 6 ea
4.3gr 1.42 COL 6 ea

HP-38 3.3gr 1.475 COL 6 ea
3.5gr 1.475 COL 6 ea
3.7gr 1.475 COL 6 ea

Will head to the range on Friday to see how they work.....

Chance, yes, I would like to have them. Please pm me your address again. Thanks.....
 

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Cartrige Overall Length.....(I think.... :lol: ). A good resource for reloading info can be found at www.reloadbench.com click on Bulletin Board. There are some people there that really seem to know what they are talking about.....

You should be concerned with COL because if the bullet is seated to deep (and it don't take much in fast/powerful loads), then the pressure goes up rapidly...of course, too much pressure and KABOOM....not a good thing.

A lot of this is starting to come back to me now, after being away from it for so many years.....
 

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BTW, BH....especially in reloading, there are no stupid questions....the object is to come up with fantastic loads, but in a safe manner.....nobody want to get hurt.....
 
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