H&R Model 926 .38 S&W

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by bones1918, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. bones1918

    bones1918 New Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    I just picked up this nifty little break-top revolver, and it looks like it just came out of the showroom - the metal is pretty close to flawless, and not a ding on the wood grip.

    Anything I need to know about the .38 s&w round before I order some ammo and take it to the range? Is there a certain grain weight or bullet type I should avoid? Thanks in advance.
  2. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    your limited to to 146 grain lead round nose. obsolete ammo but is still made by magtec, remington and winchester. and costs way more than it should. around 31.00 for a box of 50 and is out of stock most every where. this was one of the reasons i just converted a webley top break 38s&w to fire 380 acp....

  3. bones1918

    bones1918 New Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    Thanks for the quick reply. I found a distributor who has Fiocchi 38 S&W Fiocchi 145gr Lead Round Nose Ammo, for $23.95 /50 rounds. I'm assuming this is okay?
  4. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    yes that will work just fine. i neglected to check the web. i was just shocked when i saw my local shops asking 31.00 a box for magtec...
  5. Texxut

    Texxut Member

    Feb 1, 2009
    The cost of factory ammo is why I load my own.
    I spend just as much money, but I shoot a lot more. ;-)
  6. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    i reload too but only 45acp and 45colt plus 308... the smaller calibers give me trouble.
  7. Claude Clay

    Claude Clay New Member

    May 26, 2009
    Central CT
    Fiocchi is a mite hotter than American ammo

    older top brakes are not known for being strong
    i would pay extra for a box of the weaker American first and
    if all is well try other brands/powers.

    i reload and find 650 fps to be vg accuracy and easy on the 3 i own
    YMMV and good luck.....post pics please

    i guess i need not ask if you would like to help me load some 32acp.....
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2010
  8. bones1918

    bones1918 New Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    What do i need to do to start reloading? I'm pretty handy with tools, so imnnotworried about the skill, but I do need to be shown how. what do i need in terms of equipment?
  9. madmantrapper

    madmantrapper New Member

    I think it is the Lee Loader website that has an excellant totorial video that is worth watching about reloading. You might start there.
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