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Got My Equiptment... Need Data!!!

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Tophernj, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. Tophernj

    Tophernj Well-Known Member

    I finally got all my equiptment together and am looking for data. I have the Lyman book, but it doesn't list a load for the components that I will be using. I am loading:

    .357 Mag cases
    Hornady 158gr. SWC/HP
    CCI Small Pistol Magnum Primers
    IMR Trail Boss Powder

    I wound up with this combo because of what I have been reading combined with the fact that the only place with bullets in stock had these.

    Any help would be appreciated and if you can provide a backup source of info, that would be great as welll.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    I'd suggest you foreget using the Hornady jacketed bullets with Trailboss.
    Not a marrage made in heaven!

    Find the data for the Hornady XTP in the Lyman book and pick a more suitable powder.

    Or, if you have Hornady swaged lead SWC bullets?
    Hodgdon powder website has Trailboss data for 158 grain lead bullets.

  3. Tophernj

    Tophernj Well-Known Member

    Bullets are lead SWC/HP. Not jacketed.

  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    From Hodgdon website:

    158 GR. CAST LSWC IMR Trail Boss
    3.2 Start Load = 754 FPS - 16,500 CUP
    4.2 MAX Load = 865 FPS - 20,400 CUP

  5. Lost Sheep

    Lost Sheep Well-Known Member

  6. Tophernj

    Tophernj Well-Known Member

    Thanks all. Much appreciated.


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