357 Herrett - Questions


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Brad Johnson
April 26, 2007, 04:55 PM
Okay all you obscure caliber types, some questions.

I have a friend who inherited a Contender. One of the barrels is chambered in .357 Herrett. If memory serves this is a wildcat deamed up by Steve Herrett and some gun mag. I think it's formed from .30-30 brass, but don't quote me on that. Some cursory checking on the web confirms the cartridge to be as obscure as I had presumed.

My question is one of ammo availability. Did anyone ever make this as a factory round? If so, is there a place that still carries it that doesn't require some blood and the promise of your first-born in exchange? I haven't had any luck finding anything on the web other than Buffalo Catridge, who will gladly load up a 50rd box for a mere $90.

Suggestions? Options? Beuller..?

Brad

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Stevie-Ray
April 26, 2007, 05:31 PM
Aah, yes, Steve Herrett and Bob Milek. I don't believe any of the major manufacturers made it. Try here:

http://www.qual-cart.com/357_Herrett.htm

30 cal slob
April 26, 2007, 05:32 PM
did you try these guys:

http://www.ows-ammo.com/catalog/

i haven't ordered from them in a while, last thing I got several years back was a 20 mm reloading press.

Brad Johnson
April 26, 2007, 05:40 PM
Aah, yes, Steve Herrett and Bob Milek. I don't believe any of the major manufacturers made it. Try here:

http://www.qual-cart.com/357_Herrett.htm

Thanks!
Brad

byf43
April 26, 2007, 11:25 PM
Aah, yes, Steve Herrett and Bob Milek. I don't believe any of the major manufacturers made it. Try here:

http://www.qual-cart.com/357_Herrett.htm



Incredible cartridge!!!!! A friend has a .357 Herrett. He is kinda small and skinny. His Herrett kicks his butt!

I didn't know that Quality Cartridge existed. They aren't too far from my home! Hmmmmmmmmm. . . .

I was given a .30 Herrett barrel some years ago.

If I remember correctly, the 'trick' to the 'Herrett' cartridges is the headspace.
When sizing the cases, it's really important to have a ZERO (I thinks that's the term used) headspace.

Something about sizing a case in small amounts and trying in the barrel until the Contender (for example) will just close and lock.
Then, lock down the sizer die and load up a batch.

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