Tuesday, September 30, 2014
A shooty good day
Because I was out of the powder that I normally use for .38 Special, I decided to try my luck with Hodgdon Titegroup because a local shop had a pound handy. I already have a couple thousand 158gr. cast lead semi-wadcutter hollowpoints just sitting around waiting to be loaded, and since the Hodgdon manuals suggest 3.8gr. of Titegroup under that bullet for 920fps, it seemed like a good load to try.
I took my two .38 revolvers out, the 4" Model 10 and the 1&7/8" Model 642, to see how they like the load.
It's a bit peppier in the light little 642, but not unpleasant. And while the 642 didn't shoot quite such a nice group, it still kept them all on the plate at 15 yards, so I'm happy. And now once the Dillon 550 is set up for this load, given a week or two, I'll have a .50 cal. ammo can chock full of new practice rounds.
Life, as they say, is good.