.38 Special

Test barrel: 170 mm (6½”), 1 in 18” twist
Primers: Small Pistol
Cases: Lapua, trim-to length 29,10 mm (1.146”)
 
Bullet5,5 g / 85 grWC H-HB, H&NC.O.L. 29,5 mm / 1.161 inch
PowderStarting loadMaximum load
TypeWeightVelocityWeightVelocity
[g][grs][m/s][fps][g][grs][m/s][fps]
N3100,223.42779090,304.63511152
N32C0,294.52819220,385.93241063
N3200,304.62839280,365.63571171
 
Bullet7,1 g / 110 grHP/XTP, HornadyC.O.L. 36,5 mm / 1.437 inch
PowderStarting loadMaximum load
TypeWeightVelocityWeightVelocity
[g][grs][m/s][fps][g][grs][m/s][fps]
N3200,355.434211200,406.13881272
N3400,406.234511300,456.93861267
N3500,436.635511650,507.73981305
3N370,487.335311560,538.23991308
 
Bullet8,1 g / 125 grFP, RainierC.O.L. 36,5 mm / 1.437 inch
PowderStarting loadMaximum load
TypeWeightVelocityWeightVelocity
[g][grs][m/s][fps][g][grs][m/s][fps]
N3200,294.52939600,345.23321089
N3400,345.230610020,416.33491146
N3500,385.93049970,456.93541160
3N370,406.231010170,477.23621187
 
Bullet8,1 g / 125 grFP/XTP, HornadyC.O.L. 36,5 mm / 1.437 inch
PowderStarting loadMaximum load
TypeWeightVelocityWeightVelocity
[g][grs][m/s][fps][g][grs][m/s][fps]
N3200,324.92999810,375.63421121
N3400,385.831810420,436.73591178
N3500,426.532310580,497.53731224
3N370,446.831910450,497.53671204
 
Bullet8,1 g / 125 grFlat Point, Berry´sC.O.L. 38,0 mm / 1.496 inch
PowderStarting loadMaximum load
TypeWeightVelocityWeightVelocity
[g][grs][m/s][fps][g][grs][m/s][fps]
N3100,314.72839280,365.53451132
N3200,355.431710400,416.33751230
N3400,426.534411290,477.23931289
N32C0,517.833310930,538.23431125
 
Bullet9,1 g / 140 grHP, SpeerC.O.L. 36,5 mm / 1.437 inch
PowderStarting loadMaximum load
TypeWeightVelocityWeightVelocity
[g][grs][m/s][fps][g][grs][m/s][fps]
N3200,304.62688780,355.33201051
N3400,365.62759020,416.23291079
N3500,406.22829250,456.93361102
3N370,416.22829250,467.13411117
 
Bullet9,5 g / 146 grJHP, SpeerC.O.L. 35,0 mm / 1.378 inch
PowderStarting loadMaximum load
TypeWeightVelocityWeightVelocity
[g][grs][m/s][fps][g][grs][m/s][fps]
N3400,304.62618560,355.43061004
N3500,345.22658690,395.93081010
3N370,355.42638630,406.13101018
 
Bullet9,6 g / 148 grLWC, SakoC.O.L. 30,0 mm / 1.181 inch
PowderStarting loadMaximum load
TypeWeightVelocityWeightVelocity
[g][grs][m/s][fps][g][grs][m/s][fps]
N3200,203.02377760,233.5267876
N3300,223.32397840,253.8277910
N3400,243.62488120,274.1282926
N3500,274.12558350,304.6294964
 
Bullet9,6 g / 148 grDouble End WC, Berry´sC.O.L. 29,5 mm / 1.161 inch
PowderStarting loadMaximum load
TypeWeightVelocityWeightVelocity
[g][grs][m/s][fps][g][grs][m/s][fps]
N3100,192.91725640,223.4233764
N3200,243.72307550,274.2284932
N32C0,284.32427940,314.7274899
N3400,294.52588460,324.93051001
 
Bullet10,2 g / 158 grFNCM, GunhillC.O.L. 36,7 mm / 1.445 inch
PowderStarting loadMaximum load
TypeWeightVelocityWeightVelocity
[g][grs][m/s][fps][g][grs][m/s][fps]
N32C0,274.22618560,36*5.6*3061004
* – Cowboy Action Shooting load
 
Bullet10,2 g / 158 grFP, RainierC.O.L. 37,5 mm / 1.476 inch
PowderStarting loadMaximum load
TypeWeightVelocityWeightVelocity
[g][grs][m/s][fps][g][grs][m/s][fps]
N3200,263.92377760,314.8283927
N3400,324.92478090,375.7295967
N3500,365.52618560,416.33061004
3N370,375.62608530,426.53101015
 
Bullet10,2 g / 158 grHP, SpeerC.O.L. 36,5 mm / 1.437 inch
PowderStarting loadMaximum load
TypeWeightVelocityWeightVelocity
[g][grs][m/s][fps][g][grs][m/s][fps]
N3200,253.92187150,304.6272892
N3400,324.92417910,375.6300983
N3500,365.52618550,416.33091013
3N370,385.92598480,436.6305999
 
Bullet10,2 g / 157 grHPHS, H&NC.O.L. 38,6 mm / 1.520 inch
PowderStarting loadMaximum load
TypeWeightVelocityWeightVelocity
[g][grs][m/s][fps][g][grs][m/s][fps]
N3200,284.32648660,324.9296971
N3300,345.22909510,385.93221056
N3400,355.42919550,396.03291079
 
Bullet10,2 g / 158 grSWC, H&NC.O.L. 36,5 mm / 1.437 inch
PowderStarting loadMaximum load
TypeWeightVelocityWeightVelocity
[g][grs][m/s][fps][g][grs][m/s][fps]
N3100,223.32397840,253.8269883
N3200,304.62708860,335.03091014
N3400,345.32899480,396.03331093
 
Bullet10,2 g / 158 grFlat Point, Berry´sC.O.L. 39,0 mm / 1.535 inch
PowderStarting loadMaximum load
TypeWeightVelocityWeightVelocity
[g][grs][m/s][fps][g][grs][m/s][fps]
N3100,253.92136990,294.4272892
N3200,355.42738960,385.83171040
N3400,396.02899480,446.83321089
 
Bullet10,2 g / 158 grFlat Point, LOSC.O.L. 39,3 mm / 1.547 inch
PowderStarting loadMaximum load
TypeWeightVelocityWeightVelocity
[g][grs][m/s][fps][g][grs][m/s][fps]
N3100,284.41876140,324.9254833
N3200,345.22648660,396.03131027
N3300,385.82799150,426.53251066
N3400,396.02829250,436.73291079
3N370,477.22759020,507.83401115
 
Bullet10,2 g / 158 grSWC, X-Treme BulletsC.O.L. 36,5 mm / 1.437 inch
PowderStarting loadMaximum load
TypeWeightVelocityWeightVelocity
[g][grs][m/s][fps][g][grs][m/s][fps]
N3100,223.42066760,253.9265869
N3200,294.42638630,335.2304997
N32C0,355.42668730,396.0303994
N3400,365.62879420,396.03251066
3N370,426.53029910,456.93341096
 
Bullet10,3 g / 158 grLSWC/HP, C.O.L. 36,5 mm / 1.437 inch
PowderStarting loadMaximum load
TypeWeightVelocityWeightVelocity
[g][grs][m/s][fps][g][grs][m/s][fps]
N3200,213.32307550,25*3.8*256840
N3300,233.62407870,27*4.1*269883
* – Cowboy Action Shooting load
* – Cowboy Action Shooting load
 
Bullet11,7 g / 180 grHPHS, H&NC.O.L. 39,3 mm / 1.547 inch
PowderStarting loadMaximum load
TypeWeightVelocityWeightVelocity
[g][grs][m/s][fps][g][grs][m/s][fps]
N3100,243.72217250,274.2247810
N3200,304.62518230,345.2284932
N3400,345.32618560,385.9301988
N3500,375.72698830,426.43101017
3N370,385.92688790,416.33081010
 
Bullet11,7 g / 180 grFlat Point, LOSC.O.L. 39,3 mm / 1.547 inch
PowderStarting loadMaximum load
TypeWeightVelocityWeightVelocity
[g][grs][m/s][fps][g][grs][m/s][fps]
N3100,243.81254100,274.2203666
N3200,294.52227280,335.1265869
N3400,335.22317580,385.8285935
N3500,365.62468070,406.2298978
3N370,385.92407870,436.7293961