help with load

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  1. Appliancedude

    Appliancedude Active Member

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    Hey guys I finally ran out of unique and decided to try titegroup. I'm loading 158 gr cast RN. Lymans 49 doesn't list a load. Hodgson lists a load for a LSWC 3.2 to 3.8. Lymans cast handbook lists a FN 2.9 to 3.3.

    I'm shooting from a 357 so +P is ok. I'm thinking of starting at 3.4 or 3.5. What do you guys think?
  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    4.0 gr under a 158 is my load.

    5.0 under a 125 shoots well too.
  3. Appliancedude

    Appliancedude Active Member

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    How hot is that load? highest I found was 3.8. I know those are kinda conservative for liability reasons. Would that be +P load?
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    JLA Well-Known Member

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    Its low level .357 loads in .357 brass. You didnt specify if you are loading .38 brass or .357. I dont load much .38 so i gave you .357 loads. Both would be in the +P range for .38 spec.
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    I use 4.2gr Titegroup in my .357 cases with a 158gr rnfp head. This works well for my Marlin 1894 lever action gallery rifle.
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    I would still start at 3.2, just don't load up too many. Not sure how far the range is for you to go test them; but I usually don't get to the range as often as I'd like.
    I will load up across a "bell-curve" with my loads. Ie - load 3 rounds at 3.2, 3 @3.3, 5 @3.4 10 @3.5, 10 @3.6 and a few up to the max. This way, I can minimize trips for testing loads. I usually end up pulling a few bullets, but not many.
  7. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Well I would recommend a diaper, maybe an adult sized or something like a "Depends" to help you with your load. That is my first thought. :D
  8. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    In my Modern Reloading by Richard Lee:

    158gr Lead Bullet in .357

    Titegroup 4.5gr = 1028 fps, 5.0gr = 1,610 fps

    158gr Lead Bullet in 38 Special

    Titegroup 3.2gr. = 815 fps, 3.8gr = 1,475 fps

    I have never used Titegroup so a report back would be ideal.
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  9. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    What is the velocity of that load? My math shows it cruising pretty slow and a 158gr. bullet tends to bounce back. Just curious Josh.
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    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    :D I got him good, didn't I. He, he, he.
  12. Appliancedude

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    Crap:D I shoulda seen that one coming. Sorry guys, its a 38sp load. Out of a 357. What you guys can't read minds?
  13. JLA

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    Dunno. never chronied it. Its just a plinkin load. Hot .38 special level. Prolly 950 or so from my 6" gun.
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    I tend to use max .38 spec loads in my .357 plinkin loads. or somewhere between max .38 and starting .357. Seems to be a good sweet spot for light .357 loads..
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    Check this out highboy.I now have to do the grocery shopping which I hate but the other day there was an old man in front of me acting weird.All the sudden he stopped bend over slightly and crapped in his depends smack dab in the middle of the aisle.I pushed my cart off to the side full of stuff and walked out of the store.About made me upchuck.Thought I would share.Didnt mean to high Jack your Thread.:)
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    when ya gotta go, ya gotta go..
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    For what it's worth, I chronied mine and came up with an average of 1080 fps. Don't know if that helps or not.
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    Just remember a recipe without an OAL is meaningless.
  19. Appliancedude

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    yea and being a dumbass and forgetting to mention that while I'm shooting from a 357 I want info on 38sp is kinda meaningless too. Don't ya think?
  20. Black Cat

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    Forget that it is a 357 and just load for a 38SP start with loads in the Lee Book and the Hodgdon Web I only target shoot any more. I use nthing but tightgroup for 38SP,9mm,40S&W,45ACP and have been able tyo work up very accurate loads which depends on the gun
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