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Title: 38 super lightweight colt
Post by: tguntrader on January 17, 2014, 04:29:02 PM
Can any that has done the leg work tell me what  would be a good load to shoot in this gun  that would not  beat it up to bad that I can load on my star with a 00 slide?                                thanks  tguntrader
Title: Re: 38 super lightweight colt
Post by: Welsh Rifleman on January 17, 2014, 05:00:51 PM
Hello.....many years ago, I used to shoot a 38 super 1911 with a long slide....set up by a local gunsmith....Eddie Jimenea.  I was shooting it double tap and it was a lot of fun seeing all the "two bullets holes touching".  I was using a load of Winchester 231 and a 150 grain lead round nose.  I don't remember the exact load....but I am sure you can find it in a lot of places.

George
Title: Re: 38 super lightweight colt
Post by: rbwillnj on January 17, 2014, 06:44:34 PM
I can't say I did an exhaustive study, but it worked up a load to use in my 38 Super using the Lyman 356637 bullet which weighs about 155 grains with my alloy.   I used 4.0 and 4.2 of Unique.   Both shot well enough for IDPA.   Can't remember if I needed 4.2 to make power factor in IDPA or if the 4.0 would do it.   It was not a heavy load.
Title: Re: 38 super lightweight colt
Post by: tguntrader on January 18, 2014, 10:32:45 AM
THANKS Guy,s for the help Bruce I will try the load you said.      Tguntrader