Please follow published charges in any reputable loading manual or on the Hogdgon website. I was only loading light plinking loads and it worked fine. That said, it does load safely for 158gr LSWC in 38 spl. I have 6# of it, every store in town has it in stock.
I've never used 700x but I do use unique.
I have been shooting .44mag cases with reduced loads (to .44 spl levels) in my Trapper and SA pistols for years, using powders such as AA#5, AA#9 and 2400 with excellent results.
The Hodgdon website does have data for 700X with 158 Gr LSWC, and I've found a number of forum posts where people have had pretty good results with it. - Colt Detective Special Revolver, .38 Special, with orig box $350+tax. My Lyman manual has 700X listed for lighter jacketed bullets, but not for 158 grain. "If I could have banned them all - 'Mr. However, the Hodgdon site does provide data for .44 special and 700x, with between 4.3gr and 4.9gr for a 240gr bullet.
Yes it works. Notes: With NEVER EXCEED LOADS maintain Minimum Over All Length or longer.Small Pistol Primer.
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I've been loading 38 spl and 357 mag with 700-X powder for several years. But PB is much nicer for the same bullet. HS-700X produces some very accurate loads with lead bullets in 38 Special and 45 ACP. All Palmetto Reloading Gear/Accessories! .38 Special - Part 2 (Lee Precision Data) Warning!
4.4 gr. Been there, done that, no complaints. This endangers your safety, as well as that of others around you. I have the Lyman powder measure, and it's tough to get consistent a measure with the 700x (I currently use it for 9mm). 700X is all over the place in my local stores, so I'd like to use it if I can since it's so available. 700-X in .38 special with a 148 gr.
You are indeed way over the max load for 38 spl with 700-X powder. Doubt I'm the first guy to think of it, but with unique I put my vibra prime against the powder hopper for a minute or two and get throws +/- .1.
What are you using as a powder measure? Hornady
Originally the intent was solely for a discussion forum, but it quickly developed into an extremely informative blog-based site, incorporating firearms news, reviews, and events. Powder Bul Weight C.O.L. 700-X is a flake powder and I had a lot of trouble getting consistent drops with a Lee Perfect Powder Measure. The Lee manual has data, but I don't currently have access to my manual. I've had pretty good luck with 700x in 38spl. Ive been loading .38 with Red Dot because its all I have. 4.0 gr. ", By MSR1221 in forum Ammunition and Reloading, By FishDude in forum Ammunition and Reloading, By confused280z in forum Ammunition and Reloading, By JStarX7 in forum Ammunition and Reloading. I prefer it to Bullseye since 700-X fills about 20% more by volume which is better in a case with so much empty space. keg of DuPont 700-X and then 4 lb.
of IMR 700-X. Has anyone tried this combo? and Mrs. America turn in your guns' - I would have! wadcutter, H&G #50.
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My Smith 586 and Model 36 both run 105gr .357 lead really well. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. load #1: once fired brass mixed. The Hodgon website does have data for it: I haven't tried that size bullet, but I have good luck on 3.7 to 3.9 gr 700X with 125gr Plated FP bullets. The Hodgdon website does have data for 700X with 158 Gr LSWC, and I've found a number of forum posts where people have had pretty good results with it. It will work but you will not be able to get as much velocity as you would with a slower powder.
I have read that Red Dot is a faster burning powder than 700x, so maybe try loading light projectiles? (MODERN RELOADING Second Edition - Richard Lee) Be Alert: Publisher cannot be responsible for errors in published load data. I've only used 700X because its what I could find.
Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by mikebsr, Jun 20, 2015. .38 Special (Using Hornady Bullets) reloading data with 353 loads. In my Uniflow measure, it works best with the baffle. All information is provided "as is" with all faults without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.