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On 1/17/2020 at 6:29 PM, MRBerg said:

goodness load info. on this cartridge is hard to find any more load info. would be greatly appreciated

Ron  

I found that using 9m load data at least gets you close and the pressure ratings for even max loads in 9mm do not exceed 357 magnum pressures.

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looks like most are the using the 160 gr. Bayou bullets  any reason ? more knock down power on steel or just more of a forgiving bullet for the twist rate understanding your gun makes you a better shooter. and at 62 and a new shooter I need all the help I can get 🙂

Ron  

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  • 7 months later...
Name: .38 Short Colt: 
160gr Bayou RN: 
Titegroup 3.2gr

Notes: S&W 627 5" barrel
1.15 oal
Federal primer
Star Line case
Titegroup 3.2gr
Shots: 16
Average: 841 ft/s
SD: 11 ft/s
Min: 823 ft/s
Max: 863 ft/s
Spread: 40 ft/s
Power Factor Average: 134
Power Factor Low: 131
Power Factor High: 138
Weight: 160.0 gr.
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6 hours ago, ysrracer said:

Name: .38 Short Colt: 
160gr Bayou RN: 
Titegroup 3.2gr

Notes: S&W 627 5" barrel
1.15 oal
Federal primer
Star Line case
Titegroup 3.2gr
Shots: 16
Average: 841 ft/s
SD: 11 ft/s
Min: 823 ft/s
Max: 863 ft/s
Spread: 40 ft/s
Power Factor Average: 134
Power Factor Low: 131
Power Factor High: 138
Weight: 160.0 gr.

What kind of group are you getting at 25 yards with that combo?

Thanks!

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Name: .38 Short Colt: 160gr Bayou RN: Titegroup 3.0gr

Notes: S&W 627 5"
Shots: 8
Average: 769 ft/s
SD: 10 ft/s
Min: 756 ft/s
Max: 784 ft/s
Spread: 28 ft/s
Power Factor Average: 123
Power Factor Low: 120
Power Factor High: 125
Weight: 160.0 gr.
Primer: Fed SSP
Case: Star Line
C.O.A.L.: 1.15
Powder: Titegroup 3.0gr
Bullet: Bayou 160gr RN
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