Best birthday present ever!!!!

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by SRK97, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I was so excited when I opened it! If anyone reloads for an SP-101 could you please tell me your recipes.
     
  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Is the yellow stripe on the grip significant?
     

  3. txpossum

    txpossum New Member

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    Damn. Wish someone would give me a birthday present like that.
     
  4. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Not really my dad bought it off of one of his good friends, he said they were custom bit I'm not 100% they sure look cool though.
     
  5. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I like the grips. Congrats!
     
  7. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Does anyone have load data for a 125 grain .357 mag Hornady XTP useing H110, bullseye or unique? My old reloading manual does not list this weight.
     
  8. trainman

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    I load for a Ruger Speed six with the short barrel. My load is the same for all my rugers actually. 158 g swc, and 6 grains of unique. It is kind of a mid range load, but very accurate in all my ruger .357s.
     
  9. kdogg

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    Anyone wanna talk bout ruger 480s? My ol.lady 100 lbs 5'1" tall shottin 30 yrds bustin beer cans . Get this ONE HANDED. I see a youtube spot in her future. Using 400gr. Hornady xtp.
     
  10. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Just loaded up 20 Hornady XTPs on top of 16 grains of VV N110, how much powder do you think would not be burnt in a 2.25 in barrel?
     
  11. arky

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    I have a 3in SP101 and I use mostly 158gr Berry's plated over 4.6gr of Unique in a 38 spl case for plinking. I do load 15.3gr of AA9 with a 125gr XTP in 357 for fun. that is Minimum in the Lee's book with 17gr max listed. I get 1550 fps with my 3in and the 15.3gr 357 load. You need to use load data for the XTP because it creates higher pressure than standard jacketed bullets. Lee also lists H110 for the 357 in 125gr as 21gr min ad 22gr max. I would assume Hornady has data for the XTP also. The Lee book also lists loads for plated bullets but if you cannot find the data most people say use mid range lead bullet data.
    The 101 is a lot harder to shoot accurately than my Blackhawk or N frame Smith but it can be quite accurate with correct grip and trigger pull.
    As always be safe and verify this data. I would suggest the Lee book even though his loads run a little hotter than some other manuals because it includes XTP and plated bullet loads.
     
  12. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I went on Lapuas web-sight said for a 125 g XTP as 16.8 so I just started a little bit lower.