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Old 12-05-2012, 7:14 PM
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Looking to load some .380 auto. Any preferences on powders?
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Old 12-05-2012, 9:00 PM
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I load .380 using a 105gr SWC over 2.9gr of Unique for my girlfriends Bersa Firestorm.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:01 PM
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I have 3 loads I keep significant quantities "in stock" for 380

95gn bear creek over trail boss
90gn XTP over AA#2
and 115gn FMJ over power pistol

I would have to look in my notes for specific recipes

also what are you shooting it out of?
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95gn bear creek over trail boss
This will function a slide on a semi auto?
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I have a great load, but I'll need to look in my books when I get home from work. I know a commercial reloader and he gave me the data. It's what he uses for the 380 he sells. They fire awesome from my LCP.
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This will function a slide on a semi auto?
I have shot Probubly 300 of this load and can't think of a time where I had a single jam. All out of my ruger LCP.

I will try to post the complete recipie later when I can look it up
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I have shot Probubly 300 of this load and can't think of a time where I had a single jam. All out of my ruger LCP.
I'm extremely intrigued. Please share the load. I'm amazed that you could pack enough trail boss in a 380 case to get it the gun to function.

I've done in in 45 but not in 9mm. I never tried it in 380 because I just assumed it wouldn't be enough to function the gun.
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I'm extremely intrigued. Please share the load. I'm amazed that you could pack enough trail boss in a 380 case to get it the gun to function.

I've done in in 45 but not in 9mm. I never tried it in 380 because I just assumed it wouldn't be enough to function the gun.
Caliber: 380acp
Bullet: bear creek 98gn RN .356 molly
Powder: IMR trail boss 1.8gn
Primer: Winchester SPP
Case: Winchester
OAL: 0.965

Designed for minimum recoil out of a ruger LCP with a stock recoil spring.
Feels like a 22lr
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That sounds nice, what are chrony results?

Also, what about HP-38? I now have 2 bottles of that based on the previous 9, 40, 45,38 spl post...
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I have a great load, but I'll need to look in my books when I get home from work. I know a commercial reloader and he gave me the data. It's what he uses for the 380 he sells. They fire awesome from my LCP.
Hey Chris, please post this load you speak of. Interested!

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