H&R Model 926 .38 S&W

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  1. bones1918

    bones1918 New Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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.....
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  8. bones1918

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    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?
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    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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