Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by RSVP2RIP, Jul 22, 2009.
This says Sm Rifle for .357 MAX which is correct.
The Cowboy Action sheet does say Sm Rifle.
I strongly suspect it's a mis-print, but I don't know!
small rifle primers
It won't hurt a thing to use small rifle primers in your 357 loads. Most loads for the 357 calls for small pistol magnum primers. This is to help stop primer flow back and to ignite the extra powder in the 357 load. The small rifle primer will do the same thing.
I load small rifle primers in my sons 40s&w and his 38super guns that he uses in IPSC matches.
Cowboy Action loads running very low pressure he is asking about!
Whats up with that?
That seems odd in the extreme.......
I think that the reason they want to use it in cowboy loads is because of the small amount of powder that is being used. With that little amount of powder it will fall to the bottom of the case and is sometimes hard to ignite. Hogdens makes a powder that is susposed to help with this problem.
be careful with it it`s a very low density powder !!
The hotter flame of a rifle primer will change pressures to some degree, but in very light loads it's not an issue. Being sure your hammer has enough wack to set off the srp might be though.
Try emailing them for comformation either way for peace of mind.
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