Firearm & Gun Forum -

Firearm & Gun Forum - (
-   Ammunition & Reloading (
-   -   Birdshot in .38 spl cases (

jigsaw 04-28-2007 12:41 PM

Birdshot in .38 spl cases
Anybody out there who has loaded birdshot into 38 special cases? If so, what do you use for the wadding and how much of what powder is right. I have heard 3.5 grains of bullseye works. Also someone mentioned gaschecks for over powder and top wad. Any comments?

supafly 04-30-2007 10:28 PM

You need to use a different title than your user name. A title is a summary or topic of the discussion you are posting.

Declaration Day 05-01-2007 01:15 AM

Jigsaw, I edited the title for you.

Splatter 05-02-2007 06:15 AM

I've used the Speer shot capsules (do they still make them?), and yes, 3.5 of Bullseye was about right. From a 4" barrel, 6 feet was about the max range for the pattern (didn't own a chrono then so i have no idea about the velocity).

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:42 AM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.