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odd 357mag ammo

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Wildbillz, Nov 25, 2010.

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  1. Wildbillz

    Wildbillz Member

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    Hi All
    Not sure if this is the right place for this or not. I didn't think it fit for reloading. So hear goes.

    I found two boxs of an odd 357mag load the other day. They are a Remington load that has two triple ought (OOO) buckshot pellets for the projectile. They came this way from Remington and were cataloged # R357MB. 70grns each according to the box. Anyone know if its still a load they make or is it an old offering (collectable?) or just an odd ammo to burn up?

    Thanks
    WB
     
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  3. Lucky Derby

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    I remember having some fun with those at the range years ago. Don't really think they a practical for anything other than a little trickery with your friends. Tell them you are going to double tap, fire once and then have theem look at the target. two holes.
    Or fire a cylinder full, then show them 12 holes. Kinda fun but thats about it.
     
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    Yep!

    Years ago, mid to late-60's perhaps, Remington had those, and Winchester had a similar load that contained 3 very light weight SWC nested together.

    I have used the Winchester nested SWC in .38 Spl , but not the Remington buckshot loads.

    It apparently was a passing fad, now resurrected in .410 Judge ammo.

    rc
     
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    Sounds like it could be fun. Convince your friends that you can shoot really fast.
     
  6. Magnumite

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    I loaded some 44 "gallery" loads several years back. It was a .433" round ball and some small charge of Bullseye, I don't recall and the load logbook is in the loading room now. I think it was something like 2.7 grains in those big cases. Anyway, no recoil to speak of, a "pop" and a very fast drop of the projectile. And the guns got really black and sooty.

    These loads were a spin off of the short shooting galleries that used to all around "back in the day".
     
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