Red Dot Powder

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by riverrat373, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. riverrat373

    riverrat373 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2009
    Messages:
    26
    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    Has anyone here ever used Red Dot powder for .38 special loads? I have always used Bullseye or Unique and am having no luck in finding any locally. I can get some online but I don't want to pay the extra fees charged to ship gunpowder. I have a local store close to me that just received a shipment of Red Dot. Oops! I posted this twice!!! I guess that's better than a double charge in a case!
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2009
  2. artabr

    artabr New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2008
    Messages:
    7,853
    Location:
    New Iberia, Louisiana
    Tis better to double post than to double charge. ;) :D

    Yeah, I loaded some .38spl./Reddot loads a few years back. I can't find my data though. I think it was some wadcutter target rounds.

    I looked in my copy of Ken Waters Pet Loads and found some loads that he listed with both cast and jacketed bullets.

    If you look on Alliant site listed below you'll find a couple of loads.

    http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/Powder.aspx?powderid=4



    Art
     

  3. Popgunner

    Popgunner Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2005
    Messages:
    1,766
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2009
  4. techoca

    techoca New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2008
    Messages:
    329
    I love Red dot for .38 spl and .45 ACP with LSWC's.

    Below are my favorite loads.

    Eddy
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jul 9, 2009
  5. riverrat373

    riverrat373 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2009
    Messages:
    26
    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    Thanks for the replies. I have several reloading books with loads for Red Dot. I just wanted to see if people who tried it liked it.
     
  6. Bindernut

    Bindernut Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Messages:
    3,569
    Location:
    ND, USA
    Oops, didn't see the double thread and I posted the same link that Popgunner did in your other one. DOH! :D
     
  7. gazzmann

    gazzmann New Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Messages:
    147
    Location:
    So. Fla.
    Red Dot shoots fine in a .38.
    3.5 grains, 158 grain LRN is what I load.
    Speer reloading manual #9.
    John
     
  8. SouthGA

    SouthGA New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Cowboy Action with 100s of thousands of loaded 38 specials loaded with Red Dot and 125 gr lead with 2.8gr
     
Similar Threads
Forum Title Date
The Ammo & Reloading Forum 38 S&W Black Powder Cartridge loading Mar 15, 2017
The Ammo & Reloading Forum Newbie powder question Mar 5, 2017
The Ammo & Reloading Forum Powder Recomendation for 30-06 Mar 1, 2017
The Ammo & Reloading Forum VV powder for 300wsm Feb 25, 2017
The Ammo & Reloading Forum Have you had trouble finding powders? Feb 22, 2017