Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 340PD, Jan 16, 2010.
Hope this helps.
125 gr Plated
They are Berry's plated.
That's about all it can be.
I suppose there is slim chance the forcing cone is not cut right, or the chambers are not in line with it, and shaving off one side of the bullet jacket, but that's a pretty slim chance.
I am using a slight taper crimp and the gun came out of the S&W Performance center. It should be set up correctly. I am using these light loads in the .357 cases just to make it easier to clean the cylinder.
All those Berrys 125 Gr Gr TrFP's need is a light taper crimp. I have shoot a ton of them with zero problems.
I shoot them at around 900 to 950 FPS. They can be pushed harder, but that is a nice light plinker load.
Do you think
I should be raising the powder charge? Maybe more powder would better seal the bullet in the bore and reduce my issues. Remember my goal was to have a nice pleasant load that would retain accuracy and not scare anyone at the shooting lane next to me. This 5.5 gr Unique works great with my 125 gr. Winchester FMJ hollow points.
You sure it isn't just charcoal / smoke in the bore from the light load of Unique and not leading at all?
Start low, work up, use at your own risk.
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