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new .357 load....

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by SSN Vet, Apr 11, 2007.

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  1. SSN Vet

    SSN Vet Member

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    the bullet.....

    158 gr. JSP

    my first order from Zero, $.0075/ea. delivered, at my door in 4 days.

    they look good when compared to Federal factory loads.

    the powder....

    W231 for now, (will pick up either 2400 or W296 next time I get down to KTP)

    I have three load sources that advise 6.2 to 6.9 gr of W231 and Sierra lists loads up to 7.7 gr. W231!!

    If I stick in the mid 6 range, will I need a magnum primer?

    Any body out there have an accurate load for a 6" barrel using W231?
     
  2. IDriveB5

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    No magnum primer needed. Dont worry about magnum primers unless you are using 296. Even 2400 takes a standard primer.
     
  3. treebeard

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    I second that question!
     
  4. Walkalong

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    6.6 Grs. W231. Not hot, but nice.:)
     
  5. IDriveB5

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    I also use 6.6 grains. As Walkalong said, not hot but nice. Does pretty well out of my gun, but dont have any figures for you.
     
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