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  1. THANK YOU ALL for helping me avoid what might have been an unfortunate situation. On the plus side, these forums are invaluable for getting advise from people with experience; on the negative side, this obviously isn't the best time to try to get into reloading -- but besides no powder, no primers, etc., no one has any ammo either. Otherwise I'd just be buying off the shelf like before. The scale has been ordered, so I'll put the reloading project on the back burner for now. Thanks again to all....
  2. Yeah, I will use the scale instead of the scoop (as soon as I can get the scale). As for other brand powders, *no one* that I have found has any in stock so I'm stuck with using the TiteGroup for now.
  3. Thanks Joe4d and Jim, *After* fixing the math (my mistake), it appears that I would need an approximately .25cc scoop of the TiteGroup powder to equal 2.7 grains. Smallest scoop I've seen is a .3cc, so to get the correct amount I should use half of a .5cc scoop, right?
  4. Thanks, Otto, belus, and Farmer, for the replies! Bullets are 147 Grain round nose. I just have the one powder dipper ( .5cc size ) that came with the Lee .38 Special reloader kit, and I do not (yet) have a scale -- looks like I need to get one of those asap, before I start reloading. As far as the dipper, it appears that I would need 4 & 1/4 scoops of the .5cc dipper to get to 2.7 grains (the Lee formula shows 2.7 grains X .0848 for the powder, equals 2.2cc). That looks like an awful lot of powder. Is that correct? (BTW, the TiteGroup was the only pow
  5. Thanks, Otto, belus, and Farmer, for the replies! Bullets are 147 Grain round nose. I just have the one powder dipper ( .5cc size ) that came with the Lee .38 Special reloader kit, and I do not (yet) have a scale -- looks like I need to get one of those asap, before I start reloading. As far as the dipper, it appears that I would need 4 & 1/4 scoops of the .5cc dipper to get to 2.7 grains (the Lee formula shows 2.7 grains X .0848 for the powder, equals 2.2cc). That looks like an awful lot of powder. Is that correct? (BTW, the TiteGroup was the only pow
  6. Hi all, I'm new to reloading (getting ready to do my first batch), and I'm trying to be super careful with the powder. I'm using 147 grain lead bullets, and Hodgdon TiteGroup powder. The Lee chart says the max I should use is 3.3 grains (2.7CC), but the Hodgdon label says 3.8 grains is the max I should use (3.2cc). Just to be safe, I'd like to get some input from those of you who have reloaded .38 special. What's a good amount (CC) to use with 147 grain lead bullets? (I'm using lead bullets because that's all I could find! As you know, everyone is sold out of just about everything). I don't w
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