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Favorite .357 Powder

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Jimborn, Feb 25, 2010.

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  1. Jimborn

    Jimborn TS Member

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    What is your favorite Powder and bullet combo for .357???
     
  2. MtnGun

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    2400 and a heavy cast bullet
     
  3. EE

    EE Banned User Banned

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    H110 (or WW296, same thing) and a Keith-type 158gr. LSWC. Be sure to use a magnum primer and a tight crimp with 110.

    EE
     
  4. Robb

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    Many years ago I used Unique and not very much. Made for a cheap shell but plenty of room for a double on maybe even a triple charge.
     
  5. CalvinMD

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    H110 180 Nosler heavies...shoots one hole at 50 in my Marlin94 and at 1850 fps is a nice light 125yd bambi load
     
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    2400 behind cast semi-wadcutter with gas check.
     
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    125 gr JHP over a max charge of H-110 for social work.

    148 gr SWC over 4 grs of WW 231 for plinking.



    Jim
     
  9. stokinpls

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    7 grains of Unique under a 158 gr Cast SWC.
     
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    Another vote for H110 or Win 296. 2400 second.
     
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    H110 for true .357 mags. Mostly just shoot .38 Special standard vel stuff with HP38 or CLAYS.
     
  12. skeeljc

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    Unique! 165 gr cast from pure wheel weight and going around 1000 fps. Great plinking load!

    Jim Skeel
     
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    159 grain cast SWC and 5 grains of WW231, very little recoil and great accuarcy out to 50 yards
     
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    159 grain cast SWC and 5 grains of WW231, very little recoil and great accuarcy out to 50 yards
     
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    TiteGroup, 125gr JSP.
     
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    VV N-110 pushing a 158 JHP
     
  17. Quack Shot

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    Careful with the Blue Dot loads. Alliant has "rethought" some of the loads it "used" to publish. I believe it was mostly the 125 grain jacketed bullets, but there was a warning out there at one time. Mash the link above for the info. The 41 Mag is also affected.

    I like Unique or 2400 for most cast bullet loads and WW296/H110 for the jacketed stuff when going heavy. Blue Dot is off my list until they sort out the loading data.
     
  18. 700X-user

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    13 grains WC820 with 158 grain JHP.

    Ed
     
  19. Texshooter

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    I guess Blue Dot may be unsafe in my old load. Funny, I used it because it caused "property damage and serious personal injury" at what I shot. AJ
     
  20. Quack Shot

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    Texshooter

    I used to load Blue Dot behind a 125 grain jhp in the .357. I never loaded near the max and never had an issue. I was at least a couple of grains below the maximum. It gave decent velocities in my 2 3/4" barrel without the severe muzzle blast of the "Magnum" powders. Check Alliant's site and there may be data for other bullet weights. As of right now, there is no data for the 125 grain bullets. Since there are so many more suitable powders for the cartridge, I can use something else and not worry about it. I have a few 8lb jugs of Unique for heavy target loads in the 12 ga and for pistol loads. I use something else when I want a little more ooomph!.
     
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