380 Automatic

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Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight. Variations in bullet length will alter net case capacity,  pressure and velocity. Primer selection is specific and primer types are not interchangeable. These are maximum loads in my firearms and may be excessive in others. All loads should be reduced by 5% as a starting point for development where cartridges have greater than 40 grains in capacity and 10% for cartridges with less than 40 grain capacity following safe handloading practices as represented in established mainstream reloading manuals. Presentation of these loads does not constitute a solicitation for their use, nor a recommendation.

380 Automatic Max 21.5 kpsi MAP
Firearm Ruger LC380
Barrel Length 3.12″
Max Case Length 0.680″ +0.000″/-0.010″
Min – Max COL 0.910″ – 0.984″
Primer CCI 500 – Small Pistol
Bullet Diameter 0.3565″ +0.000″/-0.0030″
Reloading Dies Hornady
Bullet Type Bullet
Weight

Grains
Net H2O
Grains
Capacity
COL” Powder Type Powder
Charge

Grains
Muzzle
Velocity

fps
Muzzle
Energy

ft/lbs
Barnes TAC-XP 80 5.9 0.980 CFE Pistol 3.7 931 154
Barnes TAC-XP 80 5.9 0.980 Win Auto Comp 3.9 924 152
MagTech JHP 85 8.2 0.980 CFE Pistol 4.4 947 169
MagTech JHP 85 8.2 0.980 Win Auto Comp 4.5 931 164
Rem Golden Saber 102 7.1 0.980 AA 7 6.5 952 205
Rem Golden Saber 102 7.1 0.980 CFE Pistol
4.2 938 199
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