Esteemed Gentlemen of the Forum:
For years I have shot 5.5 gr. Unique in 357 brass, standard primer, cast 158gr SWC, for IPSC, and all other shooting chores. 860 FPS chronoed. Generally, a good all-round load. I have recently upgraded to ~6 gr. Unique, which also shows great promise.
I used to use the RCBS 150 gr. SWC with 4756 and Unique, till I stopped casting my own bullets. I wish I could buy those commercially cast.
But! I got creative, and decided that I would try a 125 gr JHP over the same load.
HOLY WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION! Muzzle flash out the Wazooda! I was at an indoor range, and I'd never seen that before with the 158 gr swcs.
What I would like, if possible, is a .38 Spl. +P+ load, about 1000 fps, to match my factory carry ammo, which chronoes at ~ 950-975 fps, and using a powder that fills the case better than Unique. Any recommendations? What about Blue Dot, or 2400?
My next choice will be to match Remmie "mid range" 357 loads: 125 gr. at ~1250 fps.