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.357 maximum load

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Da Duke, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Da Duke

    Da Duke Arkansas New Member

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    I am looking for a load for the maxi using Alliant's Power Pro 300-MP. Anyone have a reciepe? TIA
     
  2. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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  3. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Alliant doesn't show a load for the .357MAX.
    Hodgdon does though, but only in the pistol category.

    Hodgdon - The Gun Powder People
    You may have to change powder brands Duke.
     
  4. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    I use 296 as my accurate load in the Max.
     
  5. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    ah, that's what i get for reading before coffee.
     
  6. Da Duke

    Da Duke Arkansas New Member

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    Thanks guys. I've just been reading about this powder and thought it would be great in my Bellm Barreled G-2.
     
  7. Da Duke

    Da Duke Arkansas New Member

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    Supposed to bump 357 mag to 1700 fps in a 10 inch SBH.
     
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    toolfan North Portland Member

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  9. Da Duke

    Da Duke Arkansas New Member

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    Thanks again toolfan. I am going to load a 180g a HCFPGC. I think a good starting point would be 20g.
     
  10. toolfan

    toolfan North Portland Member

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    Since you are loading cast, you might want to poke around here:

    Cast Boolits - Dedicated To The World Of Cast Bullets!



    Edit to add - Looking at my lyman manual and comparing 357 mag and 357 max, 20 gr sounds pretty high.

    In fact, for a bullet that heavy, that sounds dangerous.

    I'd give alliant a call before loading anything.
     
  11. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    I have Bellm bbl in the TC also, Dan wesson ss Supermag. One of the best .35 cal rounds.
    Used in the midwest for Deer according to Mike Bellm
    custom cast bullet molds from LBT molds.