360 Dan Wesson ??

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  1. Poohgyrr

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    The .357 Maximum thread reminded me of the 360 Dan Wesson round I've heard about. Does anyone here know about this or have one?

    One advantage I've heard is when rechambering from .357 Magnum, the Maximum is too long for some guns, but the Dan Wesson round works.
     
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    The .360 Dan Wesson is a Magnum lengthened .125". Starline is/was the only source for .360 Dan Wesson brass, but production is currently suspended. Only a few .357 Magnum revolvers can be rechambered for it, most bullets will give an overall length of 1.71"-1.72". Shortening .357 Maximum brass can work but the brass is thicker and will require inside reaming for the bullets to seat without bulging the case. Load data can be found at www.handloads.com as well. Some .357 Magnum Contenders and Winchester M94 Trappers can use it without being rechambered.
    I would love to see Magnum Research chamber its short-cylinder BFR for it as a "mid-way" caliber between the .22 Hornet and .454 Casull.
     
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    Thanks....
     
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