odd 357mag ammo


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Wildbillz
November 25, 2010, 10:07 AM
Hi All
Not sure if this is the right place for this or not. I didn't think it fit for reloading. So hear goes.

I found two boxs of an odd 357mag load the other day. They are a Remington load that has two triple ought (OOO) buckshot pellets for the projectile. They came this way from Remington and were cataloged # R357MB. 70grns each according to the box. Anyone know if its still a load they make or is it an old offering (collectable?) or just an odd ammo to burn up?

Thanks
WB

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Halv
November 25, 2010, 10:39 AM
Hey there, I found this thread that talks about it, http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=23940

then from the stoppingpower.net forum http://www.stoppingpower.net/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1430

It sounds interesting, if you do decide to shoot it off, let us know how it went! It sounds like it is out of production though.

Lucky Derby
November 25, 2010, 01:53 PM
I remember having some fun with those at the range years ago. Don't really think they a practical for anything other than a little trickery with your friends. Tell them you are going to double tap, fire once and then have theem look at the target. two holes.
Or fire a cylinder full, then show them 12 holes. Kinda fun but thats about it.

rcmodel
November 25, 2010, 02:12 PM
Yep!

Years ago, mid to late-60's perhaps, Remington had those, and Winchester had a similar load that contained 3 very light weight SWC nested together.

I have used the Winchester nested SWC in .38 Spl , but not the Remington buckshot loads.

It apparently was a passing fad, now resurrected in .410 Judge ammo.

rc

InkEd
November 25, 2010, 10:27 PM
Sounds like it could be fun. Convince your friends that you can shoot really fast.

Magnumite
November 26, 2010, 01:37 AM
I loaded some 44 "gallery" loads several years back. It was a .433" round ball and some small charge of Bullseye, I don't recall and the load logbook is in the loading room now. I think it was something like 2.7 grains in those big cases. Anyway, no recoil to speak of, a "pop" and a very fast drop of the projectile. And the guns got really black and sooty.

These loads were a spin off of the short shooting galleries that used to all around "back in the day".

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