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357 Load reccomendations

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by gotboostvr, Jan 23, 2013.

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  1. USSR

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    2400 has been the classic powder for the .357 Magnum since it's inception.

    Yeah, but remember, we've got a few young guys here who have probably never heard of EK.

    Don
     
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    Yep, and we must pass things on if we want the shooting sports to continue to thrive.
     
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    I also like W296 for 357 Magnum top loads. Last time I used 2400 was 30 years ago and it was a Hercules powder. It left a fair amount of unburned kernels in the chambers. Orherwise, it shot great in my guns.

    I just got some Alliant 2400 to try in my 300 BLK so I may try some in the 357 Magnum again.

    Down side to W296 is it cannot be loaded down very much.
     
  4. Loc n Load

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    357 loads

    Have loaded and shot the 357 since the 70's......have loaded and shot thousands of 158 grainers over 2400, it can be loaded to full power, although mu loads were usually 1.5 grains less...I have shot housands of cast 160 gr SWC over this powder, and thousands of JHP's as well. Have harvested several deer with a 6" M-28 using a JHP over 2400 load.
     
  5. USSR

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    Yeah, but in the end, it's all about the accuracy. 4227 is even worse than 2400 when it comes to unburned kernels, but the accuracy is almost always better than the so-called "clean" powders.

    Don
     
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