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  1. I really hate to ask this. but here it goes. I am 100% new to loading 38sc and for an open gun. I have a schuemann hybrid 3 port barrel. with a comp that has 3 ports on top and 2 side ports. I havent seen a whole lot of published load data for 38 super comp that gets major pf. I am wanting to load up 125 grain coated rn bullets. I have no.7, wac, lil gun, power pistol, and shooters world major pistol. can some one give me a few tips on where to start. I got the gun used and the previous owner used 10.2 grains of 3n38. which doesnt shoot too flat in my opinion. the dot seems to dance around instead of going straight up and down. I am used to loading for 300aac and 9mm minor. I dont want to screw up the gun and very hesitant on where to start. (no vv powders in my area) Thanks guys and girls
  2. Just a comment - I've read on other threads here (BE) and on other forums to expect HS6 to be really dirty. After a detailed cleaning of the gun (including brass brush dremel cleaning of the comp) I shot a couple hundred rounds (maybe more) of 10gr VV 3n38 behind 124 MG JHP. Detailed cleaned again - including dremel brass brush cleaning the comp. Then shot a couple hundred more rounds of 9gr HS6 behind 124gr MG. I didn't have the foresight to take comparison pictures this time, but the HS6 was definitely cleaner than 3n38. HS6 left a lot less 'burn residue' on the comp in comparison to 3n38. I'll do this again in the coming weeks, and add pictures.
  3. Does this look like over pressure? 9.0 gr HS6 124 MG OAL 1.235
  4. When I reload 9, I typically deprime and case gauge before cleaning. This way, I can identify any bulges before loading them up. Then, I case gauge them agan before putting them into the ammo box. Yes, I'm a little OCD when it comes to case gauging. So now, I am preparing to load my first batch of 38 super comp. I have a case gauge for 38 super auto - will this work for 38 super comp brass? The reason I ask is because I'm finding a LOT more bulged cases than with 9. It is probably due to the increased pressures, but it can't hurt to ask if I'm using the correct gauge. Thanks in advance!
  5. Hello all, I shot in USPSA back in the late 90's to early 2000's. I had a SV in 38 super that I used in open class. I ended up having to sell it all due to health reasons. I have recently been getting back into the shooting sports, and recently contacted a local club member that I used to shoot with. He had told me that he had switched to all cowboy shooting and had not shot ans USPSA in many years. He also told me that since he didnt shoot them anymore, he would offer both of his STI 38 super open guns to me for sale, including all of the equipment to go along with them, since they were only taking up space in his gun cabinet. Well, to make a long story short, I fell into a really good deal. I ended up with no hesitation buying btoh of them, all 11 mags, and the belt, holster and mag pouches. Last week, I ordered a Dillon 650 like I had back when I was shooting. I am now stuck between a rock and a hard place. I remember when I was shooting in this club, that the one member had also built the 2 guns for the guy that I purchased. The guy I purchased them from made sure to give me this guys number and told me that if I had any questions, on the guns , reloading or anything like that I could call him or the guy that built them for him. Well the guy that sold them to me cant remember what components he used when he was reloading, and I cant get the other guy to answer his phone. I do know the guy that built them is retired and may be out on vacation. With the weather going to turn good here in a few weeks, I am trying to get all of the reloading components bought so that when I get my 650 from Dillon, I can immediately get busy with working up a load for the open guns. I do remember when I had my complete factory SV 38 super, I was using the following components(correct me if this does not sound right, I am going by memory from 12 years ago) Starline 38 Super Comp brass(IF I remember right, we had to work with the extractor to get it to extract the rimless cases)\ 9.2 grains of VV N350 powder(If I remember right, I was told at the Area 5, Y2K match in 2001 at Barry, Illlinois that these were pretty hot) Winchester Small Rifle Primers (was told to use small rifle since they were toguher to handle the extreme pressures of a 38 Super Open load)\ Montana Gold 124 Grain CMJ(round nose or flat??) 1.245 Overall Length Feel free to put in your 2 cents on this list of components. The STI 38 Super Open guns I just bought were built by a local gun builder that did it as a hobby, he is well known in the area, so I have no doubts that he built them right. Frame - Standard STI 2011 frame(Hard Chrome) Slides - Standard STI slides 5"(Hard Chrome) Barrels - both are Nowlin 38 Super Bushing barrels Cmore Serendipity Red Dots I appreciate any and all comments, suggestions on the reloading components. One thing I have noticed, I have seen .355" diameter bullets which are basically 9mm, but I have also seen .356 diameter bullets offered.\ I need the .355" diameter bullets correct? Thanks, Matt
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