Reloads for S&W Model 14 - 6 inch

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Model52, May 18, 2011.

  1. Model52

    Model52 New Member

    I just bought a nice second-hand S&W Model 14 with a 6 inch barrel. I also own a Model 52 and have some very nice reloads for that gun: 2,4 grains of Vihtavuori behind a 148 grain HBWC bullet. However, when I use these reloads in the Model 14 revolver, the shots are all over the place, accuracy is gone!

    I don't dare to go any lower in the Vihtavuori load for matters of consistency, so I guess I'll need to use another powder for the revolver. Any suggestions?
  2. cliffspot

    cliffspot Member

    148 hollow base wadcutter loads

    Try 2.8 grains of bullseye.....the standard load used for decades! What Vit powder are you using? Try 310 0r 320. Make sure there is no lead exposed....load flush with the case with a slight roll crimp. Shoots great with bullseye!