.357Mag. OAL Question......


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camoman33935
April 18, 2009, 12:10 PM
Alright.....i cant find this anywhere.....what should the overall length of the cartridge be if it has a 180gr. Remington SJHP. The only info i can find in my book is for 180gr. Nosler Partitions......With the 180gr. Remingtons i was gettin 1.62 somethin like that.......does that sound about right to yall....i checked the fit and my revolver and it did fit, without any shaving off the tip...i was also seating it down to cannelure...

thanks

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mkl
April 18, 2009, 12:26 PM
My rule of thumb for revolver seating is that if the bullet has a cannelure, seat and crimp at the cannelure.

OAL is not as critical in a revolver as in a semi, since feeding is not an issue.

camoman33935
April 18, 2009, 12:40 PM
ok thanks

ReloaderFred
April 18, 2009, 01:08 PM
I regularly load a 180 grain cast gas check bullet in .357 Magnum for my Marlin Carbines and it comes out at 1.610" OAL. It feeds perfectly through the Carbines, and fits the cylinders of my revolvers. You should be fine.

Hope this helps.

Fred

rcmodel
April 18, 2009, 02:06 PM
Oops!

Wrong thread!

rc

Thingster
April 19, 2009, 12:45 AM
measure a nosler partition and measure a remington 180. figure the length difference, then the COAL is what gives the same case dead space.

rcmodel
April 19, 2009, 01:41 PM
See post #2.

If the bullet has a cannelure, which all revolver bullets do, that is the seating depth.

Seat to the cannulure and crimp it.
You don't need to measure it.

rc

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