I am seeking reload data for Accurate #5 powder and 146gr Speer HP and also for 180gr Speer TMJ. Haven't found anything as yet and could use some advice. The #5 I was using for 9mil and would like to use for the 38 special if possible. Any help?
If it were "ME" I would use the loading data for the 150gr JHP. I have a Speer loading manual but it does not have data for AA#5, however I read about the 146gr JHP. The manual warned about underloading the round. Speer said, and I quote,"The 146 gr.HP and 160 gr. SP straight-sided jacketed bullets may seperate core from jacket if fired at low velocities, with the possibility of the jacket remaining in the barrel". I would try using the starter load for the 150 gr JHP shot over a cronograph. Make no mistake, I am not recomending that you do this. This is only what I would do.