38wcf 180 XTP

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Dusty Texian
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38wcf 180 XTP

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Hornady 180 gr. XTP and 8.5 gr. Unique in Starline brass capped with a Winchester LG pistol primer has proven to be a very accurate load in my 1873 Winchester’s . One of these in the noggin will send a wild hog to the smoke house .
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A good way to spend a rainy day , reading a good book . Not many rainy days down here in Tx. lately and we could use some for sure .
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Re: 38wcf 180 XTP

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I haven't tried the XTP's but the 180gr Gold Dot is nasty at 1400fps.
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It's strange. I've used the 44 XTP to hunt with in 44-40 a fair amount, but I've never ised them in 38 even though I much prefer it to 44.

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Re: 38wcf 180 XTP

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CraigC wrote:
Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:40 am
I haven't tried the XTP's but the 180gr Gold Dot is nasty at 1400fps.
I found these on sale for $28 bucks a hundred . So I got a few hundred and was happy to find out they shoot very good in the 38wcf. After initial load testing was complete , I really don't shoot these often , simply because getting more these day's is not a guarantee . For most of my shooting the 38wcf rifles are fed the 180 gr. Winchester cast bullet . I can always cast more of them . I never have used the Gold Dot bullet . Are you using it in the 38wcf ?
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Re: 38wcf 180 XTP

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Nice bullets, they (XTP) work very well in the 44-40 as well.

2.6" Group, 2.5 MOA at 100 yards @ 1,452fps and 12,787 psi or close to 15,115cup
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Re: 38wcf 180 XTP

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Dusty Texian wrote:
Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:58 pm
CraigC wrote:
Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:40 am
I haven't tried the XTP's but the 180gr Gold Dot is nasty at 1400fps.
I found these on sale for $28 bucks a hundred . So I got a few hundred and was happy to find out they shoot very good in the 38wcf. After initial load testing was complete , I really don't shoot these often , simply because getting more these day's is not a guarantee . For most of my shooting the 38wcf rifles are fed the 180 gr. Winchester cast bullet . I can always cast more of them . I never have used the Gold Dot bullet . Are you using it in the 38wcf ?
Yep, I roll a cannelure in them with the Corbin tool and shoot them out of the Uberti 1873 rifle. They flatten out real nice.
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Re: 38wcf 180 XTP

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Dusty, what velocity are you expecting from the 8.5 grains of Unique?
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