38/357 reloading charts for barrys bullets

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  1. ironhead 94

    ironhead 94 New Member

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    cannot find the right load for 158gr jrn from any reloading book

    38/357 rounds 158gr jrn from barry's bullets
     
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    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    We have a sub forum for these questions.
    I moved your post here. Take some time and learn your way around.
    Lots of info on this forum so Welcome.
     
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    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I have been using Berry's for several years. I am guessing that when you say "jrn" you are meaning jacketed round nose! The thing is, Berry's does not make any jacketed pistol bullets, they do sell some jacketed rifle ones. If you look at their Frequently Asked "tab", at the fifth question down it will tell you that you can use load data for jacketed bullets BUT not to push them over 1200 fps and 1500 fps for their double plated bullets. They also give links for three sites for data.
    I hope this helps - and BTW, welcome to The Firearms Forum.
     
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    I don't know what powders you may be wanting to use, but google western powders. Their manual is downloadable and they do have data for Berrys bullets.
     
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    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

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    Use the data for LRN lead round nose as your starting point. Berrys bullets are plated and lead data should be used.
     
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    Welcome from Pennsylvania!
     
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    I shoot lots of Berry's, I use Hodgdon and Winchester Powders. I use the data for lead bullets from the Hodgdon website.
     
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    mikld Well-Known Member

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    K.I.S.S.! Use lead bullet data. I've only used mebbe 1,000 plated bullets and loaded them all with data for a same weight, same shape lead bullet. Some I went to upper lead bullet data, but I wasn't impressed so I dropped them...
     
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    I done that, started at the low end and got 3 squibs out of that batch, in a 2 inch barrel, couldn't tell you why but i did meticulously weigh every load.
     
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    Ironhead, welcome to the forum. Hope you got your answer!!!


    george, I had some IMR-4227 that went goofy on me....maybe. I suppose it's possible it could have been the primers. Might have been something I did but I don't know what. I know those powder charges were right but some would stick in the forcing cone of the revolver and others you could literally watch as they exited the barrel. It was kinda fun and funny but I paid attention to every cartridge fired.