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missouri bullet .357 180gr striker

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by cncmill, Mar 28, 2010.

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  1. cncmill

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    Missouri Bullet started selling .357 magnum 180 grain rnfp bullet called the Striker.I just had to have some. Bullet is 18 Bn in hardness and is not gas checked. My reload manuals Hornaday7,Lyman49 and Alliant do not have data for lead 180 grain bullets.I have BlueDot,Unique and 2400 for powders. Lyman has 170 lead and 180 jacketed data. You folks have any input on load data? This is for plinking .Will be shooting them out of a 4 inch GP100. Any one try out these bullets yet?

    Thanks,Jim
     
  2. Quoheleth

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    Yes - great bullet. I'm using 11.3gr AA#9 and it's incredibly accurate, out to 200 yards, and hits like a ton of bricks out of my 6" GP100.

    Here was my previous thread on the subject:
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=505227

    Here's a range report I sent to Missouri Bullet:

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    Thanks for the info Quoheleth. I am looking foward to shooting these bullets. I have a bunch of gallon milk jugs I will fill with water. M 158 grain lswc .357 loads can really make thes jugs jump. It will be interesting to see what a 180 grain will do to these.

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    As an update, I emailed Alliant and asked for their recommendation of recipies with Unique and 2400. Here's the reply I received today.

     
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    I have only used 2400 so far, but it seems to work well. I have a firm crimp on the bullet over 11.4 grains of powder and a spp. I have only shot a few of these (20 rounds), but I don't seem to be getting much leading.
     
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    Thanks Quoheleth and Husker Fan. Quoheleth, thanks for emailing Alliant. I wasnt thinking in that direction at all. I think that in addition to the reload manuals, emailing the powder or bullet manufacturer will be another "tool" in my reloading kit when the reload data seems vague to me.
    So it looks like a load of 2400 at 10.5 grains is my my starting point. I will make up some cartridges this week and give em a try.

    Thanks guys, Jim
     
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    You're welcome.

    I had twelve of these left tonight when I went to the range. I have a new-to-me 3/8" stainless steel swinger. At 50 yards, these rounds left about a milimeter deep divot the exact shape of the flat face of the bullet. I would say that has some momentum.

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