View Full Version : Is this too hot for a 38 special ?

07-28-2013, 07:04 PM

Cant find a recipe for the following:

38 special:

RedDot Alliance - 4.0gn

CCI primer

150g LDEWC bullet (lead double ended wad cutter )

As you might know the LDEWC is flush with the top of the brass, so the space inside is short since its not a 357magnum.
It would be shot out of a Chiappa Rhino 357 with a 5" barrel
Is this safe ? would this be a +P type load ?

08-05-2013, 06:52 AM
Not sure of the powder but I load my 38 powder puffs with 3.9 gr of HP38 it's almost like shooting a 22 mag

08-05-2013, 11:58 AM
Wadcutters like 800 to 900 fps. Any more and the bullet may not be stable. I load 2.7gr of WST behind DRG 148gr LDEWC and it works very well.

I'd worry more about accuracy more than blowing up the gun at those loads.