Originally Posted by MattyT
I've been reloading 38 spl for a little while now. I've used 800x powder since it came recommended from a friend. I'm wanting to start loading .357 as well. Can I load 357's with 800x? What about with small pistol primers? I guess I'm looking for a powder that can be used in both 38 and 357 if its possible. Also, which kind of primer should be used? Thanks
Okay, there is something I may be missing or don't understand.
You are a reloader.
Using 800X on a friend's recommendation.
Asking if the powder can be used in another caliber.
Have you looked at reloading manuals before using?
How did you confirm that the weight is correct and not creating pressure problems?
How do you know what primer to use now?
Do you have a chronograph?
I would consider getting some manuals and see if what is being used now is even recommended.
Reloading can be dangerous if the correct formulas are not utilized. A formula a friend finds that works with his firearm does not automatically mean that it is the correct formula for your firearm.
I do not mean to sound like I am flaming you, just trying to say "Be Careful".
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