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0.357 Loads

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Yamavira, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Yamavira

    Yamavira Well-Known Member

    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 ???

  2. dragon813gt

    dragon813gt Well-Known Member

    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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  3. bluetopper

    bluetopper Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. hueyville

    hueyville Well-Known Member

    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
  5. Hondo 60

    Hondo 60 Well-Known Member

    Absotively, Posilutely YES!
  6. nitesite

    nitesite Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. ljnowell

    ljnowell Well-Known Member

    2400 is, IMO, the best magnum powder for plain lead bullets in 357. I load 14.5 gr under a 158gr swc.
  8. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. joneb

    joneb Well-Known Member

    Thanks I needed that :D
  10. Steve C

    Steve C Well-Known Member

  11. Yamavira

    Yamavira Well-Known Member

    0.357 Info

    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.

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