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125 grain TCFP in a 38 Short Colt case

Posted by George on Aug 31st 2018

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Here is a link to what is the Short Colt Case https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.38_Short_Colt. As you can see this case is very close in dimensions to a 9MM (9x19) case. This makes this cartridge great for action shooting that requires fast reloads.  These 38 Short Colt bullets can be shot out of and 38 Special / 357 Magnum revolver.

Our 125 grain TCFP bullets work well for that application. I've loaded both flat base and beveled base with the same results and little or no difference in the loading process.

I use Clays as my go to powder and these bullets LINK responded to well to about 3.5 grains of that powder.  I'm using this for USPSA, ICORE and Steel matches.  As always look up recommended starting loads for your application.  Also I used these bullets sized 0.358.  That worked best in the S&W 627.