Reloding data for Rainier LeadSafe 38cal 125grn plated bullets
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    Reloding data for Rainier LeadSafe 38cal 125grn plated bullets

    Does anyone reload Rainier LeadSafe Bullets 38 Caliber (357 Diameter) 125 Grain Plated Flat Nose bullets for use in their 38spl Colt revolvers?

    If so, what recipie do y'all use?

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    Rainier used to have recommended data on their web site and they also recommend using cast bullet data. I find that 4 gr. of Bullseye is a comfortable load for "D" frame Colts.

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    I am using the hollow point version of these with 3.5 grs. of 700X. Easy on the gun and the shooter, and cleanup is a breeze.

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    Thanks guys.

    I go look at Rainier's website. Sorry, I assumed they'd just give the typical spiel of "use load data for a comparable lead bullet" and "don't use data for similar jacketed bullets!"

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    This is all I could find on their website:

    "We, at Rainier Ballistics, recommend using lead bullet load data when loading our bullets. There is no need for adjustment when using lead bullet load data. Our bullets are jacketed using an electroplating process and are softer than traditionally jacketed bullets; hence the recommendation to use lead bullet load data. If you only have access to traditionally jacketed load data, we recommend reducing maximum charge by 10%. A roll or taper crimp may be used with our bullets; do not over crimp."

    Too bad they don't offer better load data.

    If anyone else has any better tips, I'm all ears.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by ZigZagMarquis; 07-09-2011 at 10:04 AM.


 

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