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Got My Equiptment... Need Data!!!

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

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  1. Tophernj

    Tophernj Member

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    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.

    Christopher
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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.

    rc
     
  3. Tophernj

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    Bullets are lead SWC/HP. Not jacketed.

    C
     
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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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

    rc
     
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    Thanks all. Much appreciated.

    C
     
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