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Anyone use clays in .38 sp. If so, whats your thoughts
 

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I don't use it in .38 Special, and never have IIRC. But, Clays is a good powder when used sensibly, so it ought to be pretty good for lower pressure, target-type loads. I wouldn't try it for +P or greater loads without further research and/or testing.
 

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I've used it for my IDPA SSR loads.

142gr Montana Gold TC - 4.5 Clays - 1.45 OAL 880 Average Velocity

158 LRN - 3.6 Clays - 1.455 OAL 822 Average Vel.

200 LRN - 2.8 Clays - 1.425 OAL 651 Average Vel.

All out of a 4in 686. All easy shooting and accurate.

YMMV - Be careful.

Rick
 

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Thanks, I was looking for some target loads to work on. These are a good place to start.
 

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I use Clays for 125gr plated target & 140gr lead cowboy bullets with great success. Very clean burning. Just be careful not to over or double charge the powder. Given the case lenght and light loading it may be difficult to notice. I also us it for 45ACP & 45Colt.
 

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From my experience, Clays performs equally well in 38 as it does in 45.

I think it should do as well in any of the low pressure handgun calibers such as 44 Special, 45 Colt, etc,.......
 

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Good stuff.....

I would try your favorite 125 or 158gr bullet and start at 3.0grains and go from there.
Accurate, and economical, plus it smells good too! LOL

DougC
 
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