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Old 11-18-2007, 07:49 AM   #1
 
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38 Super reloading question

Plan to start reloading for my .38 Super STI Trubor and would like to use 38 TJ brass. I'm assuming I can use the same shell plate and reloading dies (Dillon 650) as for the std 38 Super. Anyone have any pet loads that are about 170PF and under 1350 fps? Our club limits steel to a max of 1350. Any help would be appreciated.
 
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:27 AM   #2
 
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Dies, yes; shellplate - I doubt it.

.38 TJ and .38 SC are rimless, while the original .38 Super is semi-rimmed. I think you'll need a different shellplate (probably 9mm). to keep the brass securely positioned.

The obvious solution is to call Dillon!
 
Old 11-30-2007, 06:42 AM   #3
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I use the .40 caliber shell plate for both .40 & 9mm (I believe it's the same. Check Brian Enos site for specific info). However, I recently switched from #2 pins to the larger #3 when reloading 9mm.
 
 
Old 12-04-2007, 02:06 PM   #4
 
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I use the .40 caliber shell plate for both .40 & 9mm (I believe it's the same. Check Brian Enos site for specific info). However, I recently switched from #2 pins to the larger #3 when reloading 9mm.
Given the obvious difference in diameter (.355 vs. .401), I believe they cannot POSSIBLY be the same shellplate.

I load both .40 and .38 Super on my 550 and use a separate caliber kit for each.
 
Old 02-11-2010, 03:30 AM   #5
 
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9 mm plate for the tj , super comp and all RIMLESS 38 super brass
 
Old 10-22-2016, 04:55 PM   #6
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I have a question about reloading for the super 38 can someone help me?? I have been reloading for around 30 years with bench rest riffles and hunting rifles. My father gave me a 38 super he used in comp. back in the 1950 and early 60. I got brand new star line brass .355 hornady 124 xtp bullets with lyman dies and the bullets will go in the barell about half way and that's it. There's no apparent budge in the shell but the empty brass will go in the barell but when a bullet is put in it will not go into the barell. Any ideas?

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Old 10-23-2016, 04:01 PM   #7
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Found the answer to my own question: about why my reloads won't go into my barell all the way.there is a good article in shooting times called the plunk test which took me back to the basics very refreshing and it solved my issue. Sorry to have bothered anyone on this forum.
 
Old 10-30-2016, 08:12 PM   #8
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Glad you figured out your problem. I'm guessing you didn't have your crimp die adjusted correctly.
 
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