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Old 09-19-2015, 06:40 PM   #31
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As of this writing Midway has 4 loads available, as low as 38 cents a round. At the pressures 38 S&W should be loaded at, the brass will last a long time.
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Old 09-19-2015, 06:48 PM   #32
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This is an old zombie thread....
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Old 09-24-2015, 07:22 PM   #33
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I have many top breaks in 38S&W. When I can't find the proper .361 bullets I use a .358 hbwc. This bullet will flare out and achieve a proper size for the bore. Try some!
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Not all .38 S&W top breaks are .361. Remington ammo is .357 and Privi is .358.
My Webley Mark III will not use .360 or .361 accurately, at all. I have researched this and I am not alone. When in doubt, slug the barrel. My revolver was born in 1937 which may be the reason.
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My top breaks are all S&W and most are made before 1900 and some a little after. Most are Double actions and some safety hammerless. All take a .361 bullet but some are worn enough to take a .363. Standard 38 special bullets will fire in them but a hollow base will work beter.
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I had a heck of a time with the Webley. I started with .361 from Matts bullets and they went way high and right at 20 yds. The Rem. match (.357) went right in. Settled on .358 158gr from Missouri bullet.
Worked out a load with Titegroup since 231 was scarce. That's changed now.
Ammo was easy to get so that's how I got my brass.
I think the dates are an important aspect. Plus my Webley is constabulary/commercial. No lanyard ring.
I would like to see some of your pics.
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Old 09-25-2015, 07:18 PM   #37
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Most of the 38S&W English guns used a 200gr. bullet sized to .361. Try to find some.
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The .38-200 had a fearsome reputation with Tommy as a real "man-stopper."
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