Jump to content
SASS Wire Forum
Sign in to follow this  
Neuse Rivers

.38-40 loads?

Recommended Posts

I just acquired my first bottle-necked cartridge revolver, and the seller gave me some brass and some 140gr and 180gr bullets. So, naturally I'd like to load some. Black Powder loads are not a problem. But, I'd like to load some smokeless too. I have a little Red Dot, and some Clays, so I can use either.

Can anyone e-mail me with their favorite pistol loads (if you use either of these powders), (I've looked up the mfg's load data on-line, but I'd like some cowboy-users input), to NeuseRivers@Yahoo.com

 

Thanks

NR

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I sent an email for the 180 grain bullets.

I have no experience with the 140 grain bullets.

Make sure that you read the note about crimp grooves. .401 come with grooves or smooth sided.

You did not mention what typw of gun you are shooting.

If you are at the Salisbury ONSP match, you are welcome to try some of my loads in an original 1892.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you'll be shooting them in a lever gun make sure you have a very firm crimp. I have learned the hard way that a stiff magazine spring will push a bullet far enough back into the case to jam up the works!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use trail boss in my 38wcf rounds

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NR, I just reread your post. You did say revolver. The crimp groove is less critical in a revolver than a tube magazine. Give me a 5-second penalty for a miss.

 

I looked for more info on the 140 grain. The only bullet weights for the .38WCF in my books are 155, 170 and 180.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.