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I would like to load some extremely light loads for shooting 3 to 5 yards just to get a feel for this revolver. I bought 500 speer 358 diameter 158 cast bullets. Also have 100 Hornaday 125gr xtp bullets i could use. I have bullseye win 231, win 540 which is said to be the same as hs6, blue dot, accurate #7, 2400, accurate #9, 110, win 296, imr 4227 and accurate 5744. Which powder should I use that is least likely to cause leading? Thank you for any information .
 
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Decided on 3.4gr of win 231. Low psi and just under 800 fps.
 
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That works
 
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One way you can do it even in your basement is with wax bullets.
Take .38 Spl. cases and drill out the flash hole with a 1/8" drill.
Get some parafin blocks from local supermarket or hardware store (used for canning jelly etc.)
Heat the blocks of parafin in a pan of hot water and use the case (chamfer the case mouth a little) and use as a cookie cutter. (it will be hard to do unless you place the case in a shell holder which allows the air to exit the case).
Prime only using the primer as the sole propellant.
Shoots low partly due to no recoil but is pretty accurate-good for about 15-20 feet.

Hip

P,S. You have to drill out the flash hole or the primers will back out of the primer pocket!
 
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Thank you hipshoot
 
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