0.357 Loads


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Yamavira
February 3, 2013, 08:56 PM
0.357 Mag. U/L carbine.
163 grain flat base FN Cast Lead bullet. No gas check.
Shooting to 50 yards.
Would welcome loading data please.
I have been using Alliant 2400 behind a 158 grain jacketted bullet.
Can this powder be used behind a cast lead bullet ???

Cheers
Yamavira.:)

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dragon813gt
February 3, 2013, 09:24 PM
Check your loading manuals and the powder manufacturer's data. Take any data posted on the internet with caution. I never use info posted on boards such as this. It's a recipe for disaster IMO.


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bluetopper
February 3, 2013, 09:41 PM
I won't provide any loading data, but you asked if 2400 powder can be used with a plain based cast bullet. The answer is most definetly.......yes.

hueyville
February 3, 2013, 09:51 PM
2400 will most definitely work with cast bullets. I like others will suggest some combinations but no exact load data. May be hard case if guy uses.my load, mis reads his scale and sues me. But truthfully not my biggest concern. Every gun is different and it takes very little work to find a load each gun likes. Now if you are trying to.shrink a dime sized 100 yard group another 1/10th of an inch. My data definitely won't do it for you. My procedures and techniques will help but every rifle has its own personality

Hondo 60
February 3, 2013, 11:28 PM
I have been using Alliant 2400 behind a 158 grain jacketed bullet.
Can this powder be used behind a cast lead bullet ???

Absotively, Posilutely YES!

nitesite
February 3, 2013, 11:39 PM
Hard to think of a better powder to start with given your bullet type, design, and material and the cartridge you're loading.

One other train of thought tho' is that for just fun 50-yard plinking rounds from a .357 cast load you can, with the proper amount of Unique, go just subsonic and that would be a really accurate load and a joy to shoot.

I shoot flat base cast (w-w) from a .357 Handi-Rifle that chrono 980-fps and are as fun and quiet as shooting a rimfire rifle only with a lot more whallup.

ljnowell
February 3, 2013, 11:42 PM
2400 is, IMO, the best magnum powder for plain lead bullets in 357. I load 14.5 gr under a 158gr swc.

ArchAngelCD
February 4, 2013, 01:22 AM
As to can you use 2400 with cast bullets? Just remember, 2400 was around and being used in the .357 Magnum when there were no other bullets but lead.

joneb
February 4, 2013, 03:04 AM
If the mentally deficient are not allowed to own guns then why should they be allowed to make gun laws?
Thanks I needed that :D

Steve C
February 4, 2013, 04:00 AM
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r552/s_o_cikkubs/357_168lead.jpg

Yamavira
February 4, 2013, 11:24 AM
Hi Guys
Many Thanks for your input.
Appreciate & understand your caution but we are not so much into litigation here in the Uk so any data given would be thoroughly checked out before using it.
Cheers
Yamavira.

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