Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by mikle76, May 24, 2022.
it contains flash suppressant and although it isn't optimized for maximum velocity in 357 Magnum
It will get you into the velocities you desire.
(This powder is optimum for 9mm, 40s&w, 357 SIG and other Automatics.)
In low light in 357 Mag, even BE-86 will produce a noticeable flash especially via cylinder gap.
Otherwise there is always that "Huh" factor... sometimes certain combos just don't flash much, and others do, for no particular reason (that I can figure out)..... 2400 under any hardcast lubed lead doesn't flash much for me. Or at least a lot less flash than say WW-296 or Blue Dot.
I have also loaded AA#9 with a lot less flash than 296 or BD.
I use WW-296 under 158 gr jacketed deepcurls for deer. I never really have been bothered by any flash it creates, even in low light... but I recall seeing flash present for sure.
158 gr XTP JHP averages about 960 fps from that barrel & load. Not a barn-burner.
I find Unique and Bullseye are pretty low-flash for low and mid range .357 loads..I haven’t tried BE-86, that sounds like its pretty good according to the guys above.
My profile picture is exactly my load....
Yes and at the starting load of 8.8 grains I start having signs of sticky extraction...
Wonder if there may be a problem there. I've not tried it in .357 yet, won't now.
I've only tested it with lead and it may be better with jacketed.... my primary cartridges are 38 for broc and 357 for me so I would be bullet broke if I was buying jacketed....
20 pounds!? Lawdy, you do a LOT of shooting. Whew.
I tried it out. Not impressed. No.5 and No.7 are better. I've seen good reports for Silhouette but haven't tried it, yet.
Hmmm, Western Powders load data Edition 6.0 lists True Blue data with bullet weights from 110 gr JHP to 187 gr lead SWC. I guess I will have to load a few to see how they work. I will start low, based on AJC1’s post #15.
What I referenced was printed in 2016. Western Powder's #1 manual
I just found Western Powders #8 manual and it still has same data as #1 and #6.
#8 = ©2020 Western Powders, Inc.
Guess Hodgdon's omitting Trueblue's data is a recent development.
So would I as much as I shoot .357 mag.
I have used it in 380, 9mm 38Spl, 45acp and it has worked well in all of them and much better than some other powders I have tried..
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