i need a good load

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by ddhotbot, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. ddhotbot

    ddhotbot New Member

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    Sep 18, 2004
    i bought some 95gr cast bullets,now i need a good load for my keltec 380. i have bullseye,unique,231,aa2,aa5,aa7.
    just wanting a medium level practice load.thanks
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel New Member

    Feb 6, 2005
    Eastern Kansas
    Re:  i need a good load

    I might suggest you get the Lyman #49 reloading manual.
    It is the best in the industry for cast bullet loads.

    You could try:
    Bullseye - 2.4 start - 3.0 Max - 915 FPS
    WW-231 - 2.3 Start - 3.5 Max - 1,000 FPS
    Unique - 3.1 Start - 3.7 Max - 920 FPS
    AA #2 - 3.7 Max - 934 - FPS
    AA #5 - 4.8 - Max 891 FPS

    AA #7 is not suitable, as it is way too slow.

    The faster burning Bullseye or WW-231 are probably going to give the best results.

    Your defining moment for a max load in the P3AT is case swelling over the feed ramp cut.

    If you can see any at all, back off, you went too far.

    rc