.357 or .358 diameter?


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MoreIsLess
January 27, 2012, 04:18 PM
I am going to start reloading for the revolver I just bought a few weeks ago (Ruger Security Six, 6# barrel). I have been reloading 9mm and 45acp for pistols but this will be my first go round with .38 spl. I want to reload wadcutters and several people have suggested Missouri bullets for wadcutters. They have some double ended wadcutters (lead) for both .357 diameter and .358 diameter. So, I don't know if I need .357 or .358 diameter.

I called Ruger and they were no help at all. The basically told me they don't advise using reloaded ammo. I asked them what size barrel it had and the rep said "I don't know"

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Certaindeaf
January 27, 2012, 04:24 PM
Use the .358's.

MoreIsLess
January 27, 2012, 04:35 PM
Use the .358's.
Well, Missouri Bullets has .358 diameters but theirs are not hollow base. Precision Delta has .357 diameter and theirs are hollow base. I would prefer to use the hollow base, so will .357 be OK?

squarles67
January 27, 2012, 04:57 PM
Ideally you should slug the barrel to find out the actual bore.

With a hollow base you would probably be ok.

Bula
January 27, 2012, 05:38 PM
.358 for cast or plated is the general rule .357 for jacketed.

Certaindeaf
January 27, 2012, 05:42 PM
Well, Missouri Bullets has .358 diameters but theirs are not hollow base. Precision Delta has .357 diameter and theirs are hollow base. I would prefer to use the hollow base, so will .357 be OK?
I thought a binomial question was asked of me. My answer still stands.

ArchAngelCD
January 28, 2012, 02:16 AM
Like said above, usually .357" for jacketed bullets and .358" for lead bullets. It's a good general rule.

FreddyKruger
January 28, 2012, 03:41 AM
well that explains the weird look at the LGS when i asked for some .358 projectiles and was asked if i ordered them in... then he had to fish around out the back for a box. (psst $48 for a box of Hornady 158gr HP/XTP... fmd!).

i didnt know the jacketed vs cast difference. :)

Certaindeaf
January 28, 2012, 03:55 AM
Blam on, brother!

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