Hello, fine folks of THR. I've been lurking around the forum for a while and wanted to say thanks for all the knowledge I've picked up from all the collective experience around here.
Now, my question: I'm gearing up to start reloading 357 mag to make ready for my newest acquisition (a Dan Wesson 15-2). I have the following to work with: IMR PB, Alliant Blue dot and Alliant Red dot, Small pistol magnum primers (Winchester and federal match) and 158 GN hard cast lead SWC and FPRN bullets. Does anyone have any favorite recipes using these components?
Thanks for any input
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April 6, 2013, 07:00 PM
Someone can give you advice about Red Dot and the other powders, but my experience with Blue Dot and cast bullets was poor. Valiant told me they cast their bullets to 13.5 BHN which should be soft enough to obdurate and not lead. However Blue Dot leaded awful with these bullets, leading I did not experience with 2400 or AA#9.
Blue Dot will work well with jacketed hollowpoints.
I submit the following chronograph data as a guide incase you want to use your Blue Dot.