Originally Posted by steve4102
The tested information was not tested in the OP's firearm. The Tested OAL may not function correctly in the OP's firearm. Although this is less of a issue in a revolver, it is a huge issue in a semi-auto. First and foremost the handloaded ammo has to Fit-Feed-Fire. After all, if it does not fit-feed and fire there is no need to worry about pressures is there.
If you have a Lyman 49th, read the individual bullet weight data columns, all that was asked is what the OAL, BC and SD under each bullet weight meant. NOTHING ELSE. How do details of function testing semi autos relate to a thread concerning a 38?
Fit,Feed,Fire is 99.9% successful when resizing cartriges and seating bullets withing SAAMI specs, this is how commercial manufacturers produce ammunition to the public that works in most of our firearms. Again, this information is in load manuals, which when following them will produce ammunition that works well. The remaining information convoluting this thread is saturated with opinions and ego that guide a new reloader in a questionable direction, nuff said