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Thread: Reloading .38 S&W

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    Can anybody help with a reloading question My grandfather gave me a .38 S&W officer cadet 1958. last month and I found some ammo at a gun show and it was $60 can I use a .38 special case and trim it, the head space is different and I know I have to trim 10.25 off of it. but the rim(head space)is a little thicker? thanks for the help

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    The 38 special case is too small in diameter to safely shoot in a 38 S&W chamber even if it was shortened to the correct length. The cases would probably split upon firing.
    You would be better off buying new or once fired cases for reloading.
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    Ammunition goes in the handgun, handgun goes into holster, holster goes to Albertsons. Yes, this thread is OC-related, IMO.


    I don't mind watching the OC-Community (tea party 2.0's, who have hijacked the OC-Community) cannibalize itself. I do mind watching OC dragged through the gutter. OC is an exercise of A Right. I choose to not OC; I choose to not own firearms. I choose to leave the OC-Community to it's own self-inflicted injuries, and eventual implosion. Carry on...

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    Lemme see what i can dig up . If your already set for reloading, i would suggest new brass too, adds a little safety and reliability.

    Info:

    http://www.reloadbench.com/cartridges/p38sw.html

    http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/3...other%2038.htm

    Data:

    http://www.reloadammo.com/38loads.htm

    http://www.accuratepowder.com/data/P...Page%20110.pdf

    Parts:


    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=941735915


    http://www.hornady.com/store/38-S-and-W-c-776/

    WoW - looks like slim pickins there partner! Info was a bit sparse, but hopefully you can find the links helpful.

    I love old guns, maybe a pic of the old piece ?

    Take care and enjoy.

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    You can get the proper brass from Starline.com

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