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Guys, I started reloading a couple of months ago. I was reloading some 38 sp this evening and was checking everything as I was going along. I checked and double checked my charges, etc. I decided to weigh my completed rounds and they were weighing anywhere from 197.3 gr to 203.0 gr.
Is it possible that there is that much difference in the weight of the brass and bullets?
I am perplexed, am I digging to deeply into this?
Any help would certainly put my mind at ease.
Thanks for any light you can shed on this. I am weighing with a Lyman digital scale and made sure I was calibrated.
 

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From the info sounds like every thing is in order. I wouldn't worry about the finished rounds weight varying as long as you know its not the powder charge thats off that much. I dont reload much hand gun ammo but I do rifle and that small differance would matter in 1000y bench shooting but not with handguns. Unless you are a comp shooter. That extra weight can be from the case or from the bullets i would think the bullet being that they are plated and dont have a formed copper jacket. The heavy ones may just have a little extra plating. 6 grains is not a lot as long as its not the powder charge.(Thats the most important thing you want to keep all your body parts were they are)So keep on reloading pal and good luck.
 

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Got it!
Thanks for the info. I reloaded a box (50) .38 sp, and 2 boxes of 9mm this morning.
This is a GREAT hobby and allows me to shoot a lot more.
Thanks again to everyone who "chimed" in to help this newb out!
 
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