My Smith 586 and Model 36 both run 105gr .357 lead really well. "If I could have banned them all - 'Mr. I was only loading light plinking loads and it worked fine. .38 Special - Part 2 (Lee Precision Data) Warning! Ive been loading .38 with Red Dot because its all I have. BUT, I compared it with the 1983 Dupont guide data for 700-X, and the data in that scanned page is NOT the same as the 1983 data. Min Charge Max Charge Optimal Charge Bullet Make Bullet Type Primer Notes; Hodgdon - 700-X: 125 gr. I prefer it to Bullseye since 700-X fills about 20% more by volume which is better in a case with so much empty space. Hodgdon and IMR powders, including H4198, Varget, H4350, and IMR 4451, are some of the most successful propellants used by competitive shooters. FOR SALE! 4.2 gr. Using bullets from Hornady HP-XTP, Hornady HP-XTP or FP-XTP, Hornady FP-Cowboy, Hornady HBWC, Hornady SWC-HP, SWC or LRN. I've never used 700x but I do use unique. I've only used 700X because its what I could find. 5.5 grains puts you into 357 mag territory. I used up a 12 lb. I have been shooting .44mag cases with reduced loads (to .44 spl levels) in my Trapper and SA pistols for years, using powders such as AA#5, AA#9 and 2400 with excellent results. This endangers your safety, as well as that of others around you. Originally the intent was solely for a discussion forum, but it quickly developed into an extremely informative blog-based site, incorporating firearms news, reviews, and events. 700-X in .38 special with a 148 gr. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, Lee Turret - .458 Socom, .45 Colt, .38 Spl/.357 Mag & .22 Hornet, ♀ Lee Turret:380 9mm 38/357 40 45 223 30/30 308 30/06 300BLK, Lee Single Stage, .223, 9mm, .45ACP, .38Spcl, .357 Magnum, .45LC. Yes it works. Notes: With NEVER EXCEED LOADS maintain Minimum Over All Length or longer.Small Pistol Primer. Powders include IMR, Hodgdon, Alliant, Vihtavuori, Winchester, Accurate HS-700X produces some very accurate loads with lead bullets in 38 Special and 45 ACP. I have the Lyman powder measure, and it's tough to get consistent a measure with the 700x (I currently use it for 9mm). What are you using as a powder measure? - Colt Detective Special Revolver, .38 Special, with orig box $350+tax. keg of DuPont 700-X and then 4 lb. My Lyman manual has 700X listed for lighter jacketed bullets, but not for 158 grain. I've had pretty good luck with 700x in 38spl. Palmettostatearmory. That said, it does load safely for 158gr LSWC in 38 spl. You are indeed way over the max load for 38 spl with 700-X powder. wadcutter, H&G #50. .38 Special (Using Hornady Bullets) reloading data with 353 loads. and Mrs. America turn in your guns' - I would have! All information is provided "as is" with all faults without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. I have read that Red Dot is a faster burning powder than 700x, so maybe try loading light projectiles? load #1: once fired brass mixed. Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by mikebsr, Jun 20, 2015. I just tested out two loads: gun: rossi 92 .357 magnum 16" rifle. In my Dillon measure, I use the aquarium pump trick and can get +/- 0.1gn drops. I have 6# of it, every store in town has it in stock. Powder Bul Weight C.O.L. Has anyone tried this combo? 1.455 in. 357 Sig Load Data; 38 Special Load Data; 357 Magnum Load Data; 357 Remington Maximum Load Data; 40 S&W Load Data; 10mm Auto Load Data; 41 Remington Magnum Load Data; 44 Special Load Data; 44 Remington Magnum Handgun Load Data; 45 Auto (ACP) Load Data; 45 Colt (Single Action Army & Replicas) Load Data; 45 Colt (Ruger & T/C Contender & Encore) Load Data ; Cartridge Data; … This is a mild target load that I use in bullseye shooting to 50 yards. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. 700-X in .38 spl I use 2.8 gr. 4.4 gr. Does anyone have any experience using 700X powder with 158 Grain Lead Semi-Wadcutters to load 38 special? In my Uniflow measure, it works best with the baffle. My Lyman manual has 700X listed for lighter jacketed bullets, but not for 158 grain. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Do you have published load data from a trusted source? NYFirearms.com was founded in 2008 by Mike Centola and Jeff Wiedrick as a response to a lack of discussion forums for New York State firearms owners. The Lee manual has data, but I don't currently have access to my manual. The Hodgdon website does have data for 700X with 158 Gr LSWC, and I've found a number of forum posts where people have had pretty good results with it. 700-X is a flake powder and I had a lot of trouble getting consistent drops with a Lee Perfect Powder Measure. Hornady I've used it in all sizes from .38SPL 125gr TC, to .357MAG 158gr RNFP. of IMR 700-X. (MODERN RELOADING Second Edition - Richard Lee) Be Alert: Publisher cannot be responsible for errors in published load data. Does anyone have any experience using 700X powder with 158 Grain Lead Semi-Wadcutters to load 38 special? 4.0 gr. Although The High Road has attempted to provide accurate information on the forum, The High Road assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. Doubt I'm the first guy to think of it, but with unique I put my vibra prime against the powder hopper for a minute or two and get throws +/- .1. I've been loading 38 spl and 357 mag with 700-X powder for several years. The Hodgdon website does have data for 700X with 158 Gr LSWC, and I've found a number of forum posts where people have had pretty good results with it. 3.0 grains 700x with a 158 grain .358 SWCBB (ca .38 Special loads with IMR HI-Skor 700x Blog It will work but you will not be able to get as much velocity as you would with a slower powder. However, the Hodgdon site does provide data for .44 special and 700x, with between 4.3gr and 4.9gr for a 240gr bullet. Please follow published charges in any reputable loading manual or on the Hogdgon website. Been there, done that, no complaints. The Hodgon website does have data for it: I haven't tried that size bullet, but I have good luck on 3.7 to 3.9 gr 700X with 125gr Plated FP bullets. ", By MSR1221 in forum Ammunition and Reloading, By FishDude in forum Ammunition and Reloading, By confused280z in forum Ammunition and Reloading, By JStarX7 in forum Ammunition and Reloading. 700X is all over the place in my local stores, so I'd like to use it if I can since it's so available. All Palmetto Reloading Gear/Accessories! But PB is much nicer for the same bullet. Neither The High Road nor any of its directors, members, managers, employees, agents, vendors, or suppliers will be liable for any direct, indirect, general, bodily injury, compensatory, special, punitive, consequential, or incidental damages including, without limitation, lost profits or revenues, costs of replacement goods, loss or damage to data arising out of the use or inability to use this forum or any services associated with this forum, or damages from the use of or reliance on the information present on this forum, even if you have been advised of the possibility of such damages.