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    Hornaday 38 cal. 158 grn XTP load data

    Hope this is the right place to post this if not mods please move to the proper location. I am hoping that someone with a Hornaday reloading manual can look up 38 special loads for 158 grain XTP Hornaday bullets. Take a picture of standard pressure and + P loads and send it to me or post it. I would greatly appreciate it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
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    Thanks TbG if I can’t get data for XTP, the old data is a start.
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    What propellant(s) do you plan to use?
    Alliant lists 4.7/Unique/158 gr. LSWC, as max for standard pressure .38 Special. Since you are using a jacketed bullet, I might start at 4.0/Unique/158 gr. XTP and work up.
    Alliant lists 5.2/Unique/158 gr. LSWC, as max for .38 Special +P. Since you are using a jacketed bullet, I might start at 4.5/Unique/158 gr. XTP.
    If you are working your loads up in a .357 Magnum revolver, you have an added safety margin, and can likely directly use the Alliant data without extra reduction. It is possible that no further reduction than the usual "10% less than max" is necessary, if you are firing these in a strong and modern .38 Spl. revolver. I just don't know what you are shooting these from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kosh75287 View Post
    What propellant(s) do you plan to use?
    Alliant lists 4.7/Unique/158 gr. LSWC, as max for standard pressure .38 Special. Since you are using a jacketed bullet, I might start at 4.0/Unique/158 gr. XTP and work up.
    Alliant lists 5.2/Unique/158 gr. LSWC, as max for .38 Special +P. Since you are using a jacketed bullet, I might start at 4.5/Unique/158 gr. XTP.
    If you are working your loads up in a .357 Magnum revolver, you have an added safety margin, and can likely directly use the Alliant data without extra reduction. It is possible that no further reduction than the usual "10% less than max" is necessary, if you are firing these in a strong and modern .38 Spl. revolver. I just don't know what you are shooting these from.
    Thanks anyway I have that info. I specifically need the data from Hornady manual for 158 grain XTP standard pressure and plus P pressure 38 specials. It’s for a project I’m working on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Land Owner View Post
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