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Old 01-24-2007, 08:57 PM   #1
 
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.38 Super brass

I'm about to get a .38 Super and wondered if anyone knows where the best deal on brass is right now?
Also, almost all my pistil dies are Redding carbides. Would Redding be a good choice for the Super? Also have a Hornady progressive press. How about the Hornady dies for this gun?

Thanks,
Peakbagr
 
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Old 05-24-2007, 06:50 PM   #2
 
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I use Starline brass, but have not had any problems with Remington, either.

You definitely want carbide dies; Redding is certainly acceptable.

I suggest using small RIFLE primers, especially if you are loading for a "race gun." In fact, I now use SRP's in ALL my handgun loads, simplifying inventory and preventing mistakes when loading for .223, .38 Super and .40 S&W.
 
Old 11-26-2007, 03:37 PM   #3
 
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I suggest using small RIFLE primers, especially if you are loading for a "race gun." In fact, I now use SRP's in ALL my handgun loads, simplifying inventory and preventing mistakes when loading for .223, .38 Super and .40 S&W.
Depending on your loads, you may not want to follow this advise. Many people use small rifle primers, without problems in USPSA/IPSC Major loadings. This is commonly done to prevent primer flow in the higher pressures. If you are shooting light loads, say a 115 bullet at 1100 fps, then you should use small pistol primers. Without the higher pressures, the area between the primer and the primer pocket will not seal, gas will leak back onto your breachface and damage can occur. You can see if the primer is not sealing by looking for a dark ring around the primer after firing. You can also see a ring around the firing pin hole on the breachface. Tailor you primers to you loads.
 
 
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Depending on your loads, you may not want to follow this advise. Many people use small rifle primers, without problems in USPSA/IPSC Major loadings. This is commonly done to prevent primer flow in the higher pressures. If you are shooting light loads, say a 115 bullet at 1100 fps, then you should use small pistol primers. Without the higher pressures, the area between the primer and the primer pocket will not seal, gas will leak back onto your breachface and damage can occur. You can see if the primer is not sealing by looking for a dark ring around the primer after firing. You can also see a ring around the firing pin hole on the breachface. Tailor you primers to you loads.
I agree totally - match the primer to thye load!
 
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