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Thread: .38 Special Wadcutter Loads with BE-86?

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    Quote Originally Posted by revchuck38 View Post
    I've got some coated 158-grain LSWCs, and I'll load some of those to about 750 fps from a 4" to approximate standard velocity factory ammo to use in the M49 until the wadcutters come in. I'm guessing that about 4.0 grains of BE-86 should do it. I'll post it when I get a chance to load and chrono it.
    5.7 under 158 gets 1k fps from my 4" guns fwiw. 950fps from 3"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 03RN View Post
    5.7 under 158 gets 1k fps from my 4" guns fwiw. 950fps from 3"
    I got these to load for .357 Magnum. I've got a bunch of 850ish fps loads for .38 Special and am about to load some more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revchuck38 View Post
    I got these to load for .357 Magnum. I've got a bunch of 850ish fps loads for .38 Special and am about to load some more.
    8.1gr is max and I get 1150 in my m66.

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    BE-86 is my go to powder for a number of years.

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