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The Ultimate Reloading Manual
Wolfe Publishing Group
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.38 Automatic / .38 Auto / .38 ACP (Accurate Reloading Guide #2)

.38 Automatic / .38 Auto / .38 ACP (Accurate Reloading Guide #2)
Warning! Notes: This is the original cartridge that became known in 1929 as the .38 Super, the difference being an increase in pressure to improve the performance in the weapons for which it was chambered. This data can also be used for loading the 9mm Steyr, 9mm Largo and the 9mm Bergmann-Bayard. The SAAMI Maximum Average Pressure for the .38 Auto is 23,000 C.U.P. Gun: Wilson; barrel length: 5"; primer: CCI 500; case: PMC; max length: 0.900"; trim length: 0.890"; OAL max: 1.280"; OAL min: 1.220".
Be Alert: Publisher cannot be responsible for errors in published load data.
Wt. Bullet Powder Manufacturer Powder Charge Velocity (FPS)
115 Hornady XTP Accurate AAC-2 Subscribe 950
Remarks: start load; cartridge length: 1.225"
115 Hornady XTP Accurate AAC-2 Subscribe 1030
Remarks: maximum load; cartridge length: 1.225"; 23,000 cup
115 Hornady XTP Accurate AAC-5 Subscribe 979
Remarks: start load; cartridge length: 1.225"
115 Hornady XTP Accurate AAC-5 Subscribe 1113
Remarks: maximum load; cartridge length: 1.225"; 22,400 cup
115 Hornady XTP Accurate AAC-7 Subscribe 980
Remarks: start load; cartridge length: 1.225"
115 Hornady XTP Accurate AAC-7 Subscribe 1125
Remarks: maximum load; cartridge length: 1.225"; 23,000 cup
124 Hornady XTP Accurate AAC-2 Subscribe 912
Remarks: start load; cartridge length: 1.265"
124 Hornady XTP Accurate AAC-2 Subscribe 1036
Remarks: maximum load; cartridge length: 1.265"; 23,000 cup
124 Hornady XTP Accurate AAC-5 Subscribe 945
Remarks: start load; cartridge length: 1.265"
124 Hornady XTP Accurate AAC-5 Subscribe 1074
Remarks: maximum load; cartridge length: 1.265"; 23,000 cup
124 Hornady XTP Accurate AAC-7 Subscribe 966
Remarks: start load; cartridge length: 1.265"
124 Hornady XTP Accurate AAC-7 Subscribe 1103
Remarks: maximum load; cartridge length: 1.265"; 23,000 cup
130 Sierra FMJ Accurate AAC-2 Subscribe 876
Remarks: start load; cartridge length: 1.300"; over SAAMI max OAL
130 Sierra FMJ Accurate AAC-2 Subscribe 995
Remarks: maximum load; cartridge length: 1.300"; 23,000 cup; over SAAMI max OAL
130 Sierra FMJ Accurate AAC-5 Subscribe 892
Remarks: start load; cartridge length: 1.300"; over SAAMI max OAL
130 Sierra FMJ Accurate AAC-5 Subscribe 1014
Remarks: maximum load; cartridge length: 1.300"; 22,200 cup; over SAAMI max OAL
130 Sierra FMJ Accurate AAC-7 Subscribe 938
Remarks: start load; cartridge length: 1.300"; over SAAMI max OAL
130 Sierra FMJ Accurate AAC-7 Subscribe 1066
Remarks: maximum load; cartridge length: 1.300"; 23,000 cup; over SAAMI max OAL