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The Ultimate Reloading Manual
Wolfe Publishing Group
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The Ultimate Reloading Manual

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.38 S&W / .38 Smith & Wesson Enfield No. 2 with 4-Inch Barrel

.38 S&W / .38 Smith & Wesson Enfield No. 2 with 4-Inch Barrel
Warning! Notes: All chronographing done with an Oehler Model 35P with start screen at approximately 6 feet. All handloads used Starline brass and Winchester Small Pistol primers. All bullets cast of 1-20 (tin-to-lead) alloy, sized to .359 inch and lubed with SPG. (Handloader Issue #261 - Aug/Sept, 2009)
Be Alert: Publisher cannot be responsible for errors in published load data.
Wt. Bullet Powder Manufacturer Powder Charge Velocity (FPS)
164 RCBS 38-158-CM RN/FP Alliant Bullseye Subscribe 619
Remarks: bullet impacts low with all charges
164 RCBS 38-158-CM RN/FP Alliant Bullseye Subscribe 636
Remarks:
164 RCBS 38-158-CM RN/FP Hodgdon Titegroup Subscribe 673
Remarks:
164 RCBS 38-158-CM RN/FP Ramshot True Blue Subscribe 619
Remarks:
200 Lyman 358430 RN Alliant Bullseye Subscribe 582
Remarks: bullet can duplicate British military ballistics with proper charges
200 Lyman 358430 RN Alliant Bullseye Subscribe 612
Remarks:
200 Lyman 358430 RN Hodgdon Titegroup Subscribe 640
Remarks:
200 Lyman 358430 RN Ramshot True Blue Subscribe 453
Remarks: very low velocity