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Curious what everyone is using for 38sc loads.. major and minor... im currently in the process of working up a load with hs6 for the wifes new akai customs.. 124g jhp starting at 7.4-8.4g to see the differences.  thanks in advance.. happy shooting.. 

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I've still got a lot of 4756 and N105 to go thru but HS-6 works fine.  Here's a load I developed for my STI Trubor using regular .38 Super brass.  Your 7.4-8.4 gr range should work fine with 38 Super Comp brass.

 

Bullet:  Montana Gold 124 gr. JHP
Powder:  Hodgdon HS-6 8.85 grs.
Primer:  Winchester Small Rifle
Case:  Starline 38 Super +P
LOAL:  1.240 (.976 with Stoney Point)
Avg. Vel.:  1409.57 fps  
ES:  25.92  
SD:  7.41
PF:  174
Recoil Spring:  8 lbs. with Dawson Aluma Buffer Pad

 

 

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I only shoot minor loads in my .38 Super Edge but here's a favorite.

 

Bullet:  125 gr. Blue Bullet Coated RN (.3555)
Powder:  Hodgdon Titegroup 4.4 grs.    
Primer:  Winchester Small Pistol
Case:  PMC .38 Super +P
LOAL:  1.250                      
Recoil Spring:  STI Light Recoil Master
Average Velocity:  1068.42 fps  
ES:  30.36
SD:  9.05
PF:  133

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16 hours ago, pbcaster45 said:

I've still got a lot of 4756 and N105 to go thru but HS-6 works fine.  Here's a load I developed for my STI Trubor using regular .38 Super brass.  Your 7.4-8.4 gr range should work fine with 38 Super Comp brass.

 

Bullet:  Montana Gold 124 gr. JHP
Powder:  Hodgdon HS-6 8.85 grs.
Primer:  Winchester Small Rifle
Case:  Starline 38 Super +P
LOAL:  1.240 (.976 with Stoney Point)
Avg. Vel.:  1409.57 fps  
ES:  25.92  
SD:  7.41
PF:  174
Recoil Spring:  8 lbs. with Dawson Aluma Buffer Pad

 

 

Thanks.. 

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On 8/6/2019 at 10:53 AM, Loudgp said:

Curious what everyone is using for 38sc loads.. major and minor... im currently in the process of working up a load with hs6 for the wifes new akai customs.. 124g jhp starting at 7.4-8.4g to see the differences.  thanks in advance.. happy shooting.. 

I was around 8 grains of 4756, behind a Zero 125 grain jhp, when VV N350 wasn't available. just about as soft.

FYI: I don't think you can possibly put too much 4756 in a 38sc case. I believe around 8 rrains, it was a compressed load.

I tried downloading, for 3-gun. Don't remember exactly what the charge weight was, but didn't like it.

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On 8/6/2019 at 10:53 AM, Loudgp said:

Curious what everyone is using for 38sc loads.. major and minor... im currently in the process of working up a load with hs6 for the wifes new akai customs.. 124g jhp starting at 7.4-8.4g to see the differences.  thanks in advance.. happy shooting.. 

What Akai do you have? I have an Akai V8 and below are the loads I have used.  I only use 115 gr bullets becasue I feel its flatter and return to zero is faster for me  

 

9.7 Gr of HS6,115gr precision delta HP, 1.245 oal, 173 PF

 

12 gr of AA#7, 115 gr PD, 1.245 oak, 178 PF

 

I like the 12 gr of AA7. I feel like the gun stays flatter. 

 

 

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13 hours ago, hurley326 said:

I have used AA7 and SWMP for 9 major and the SWMP does feel flatter than AA7 but that’s for 9major, I never used it for 38sc. What’s your load?


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I've been using 9.8 grns 1.230 oal. Blue bullets 125 grn tc starline brass. I was thinking of scaling up into the 10s to see if it makes my comp work better. I also was thinking of switching to 115s and scaling up to around 12grns. Theres a few guys who run that setup and they say their guns run stupid flat

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