.357 Missouri Bullet


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5thSFGroup
February 9, 2012, 02:08 PM
Does any one have any experience with the 158 gr Missouri Bullet referred to as Striker? What was your OAL and what powder have you found successfull?

The bullet looks interesting and has two wax rings.

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squarles67
February 9, 2012, 02:44 PM
I've used the 180 grain Striker in .357 mag. OAL was 1.585 crimped in the groove.

I've tried it with Win296 and AA#9 with similar results, around 1250fps out of an 8 3/8" bbl

Overkilll0084
February 9, 2012, 02:51 PM
I've used the MBC 158 gr .357 Action and the 180 gr Striker for .357 mag. They are both very good bullets. I also use MBC products in .380 acp, 9 mm, .40 S&W & 45 acp. They have a pretty dedicated following.

smurf hunter
February 9, 2012, 03:18 PM
They are fantastic bullets (as other posts mentioned "striker" referred to the 180gr and "Action" the 158gr LSWC).

Over time I've switched to their 158gr (same mold I would imagine) "38 match". It's a softer lead than the "action", but I find it slightly more accurate. My particular application doesn't lead considerably, so the hard (18BHN?) wasn't needed. Also, I can load very light .38spl with the softer lead.

I've also tried a box of the 180gr strikers. My favorite hot load so far is 13gr of H110. Personally I don't have a great powder setup, and H110 does not meter well. Otherwise that's a fun head turner at the range and probably what I'd carry for wilderness protection.

Please take care, as many of the recipes for the larger 180gr bullet call for slow burning powders. The risk of a squib is considerably higher.

5thSFGroup
February 9, 2012, 03:53 PM
Since writing the post, I have convinced myself to draw the line at 158 gr. Penn Bullets has a truncated 158 grain that looks good as well.

JohnM
February 9, 2012, 04:02 PM
I always liked RN or RNFP 158grn for my 357 use.
MB doesn't have those, but I just got in an order of their 158grn SWC and they seem to do fine.
My usual load is 13.5 grns of 2400.

squarles67
February 9, 2012, 04:32 PM
JohnM, MB does have a 158g RNFP but for whatever reason they're listed under rifle bullets. I've shot a bunch of them and they work well.

http://www.missouribullet.com/details.php?prodId=110&category=6&secondary=&keywords=

JohnM
February 9, 2012, 04:58 PM
Thanks, missed that.
I think I even asked them if they cast any in RNFP.

Legionnaire
February 9, 2012, 08:35 PM
The 158 grain "Action" is about all I shoot through my .357s these days, with loads ranging from powder puff Trail Boss loads up to full house loads of 2400. Great bullets.

5thSFGroup
February 10, 2012, 03:36 PM
Good to hear. I think that the 158 gr definitely appears the way to go...although the old Highway Patrol loads were 125 grain. The 158 grain fills the barrel better and should be more stable.

As an aside, my .40 caliber 165 gr fired through my Sig, packs damn near the same punch as a .357 and for personal protection, I have loaded the 165 grain Remington HP. My point of impact with practice ammo is the same as the HP.

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