Yet, the data line for 158LSWC is blank. Anyone know why? It turns out I cast my own 158LSWC and would like to try working up a load with these and see if I can get a higher muzzle velocity than with W231.
1. Why no data? They ass/u/me you're using soft or swadged lead. BAD combo with 296. With a hard cast(like lazer-cast) 296 works just fine.
2. If you DON'T get A LOT more velocity with 296 than 231 in this combo, you doing something all wrong. You're either loading 231 much heavier than it was intended to be or downloading 296 to the dangerous and very dirty point.
You can use jacketed data for the same slug weight just fine, if not a little more. But the forum disclaimer applies. Go slow, go careful, and use your head. With 296 always use magnum primers. 2400 works better with lead, but 296 is just fine with hard slugs and a magnum load.
As a bonus point-
You like sushi or chinese food? If so 296 is a treat. It smells like ginger tastes. No lie.