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Loading 357

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Janes, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Janes

    Janes Enid, Oklahoma Member

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    I am starting to reload some 357's with 231 powder, I have never use this powder before. The bullet
    is 158 grain cast out of wheel weights and is a semi wad cutter. The Hodgen charts shows that I can
    use 5 grains. Has anyone used this charge or do you think that this would be a good one to start with.
  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    starting load Max. load
    Bullet Weight (Gr.) Manufacturer Powder Bullet Diam. C.O.L. Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure
    158 GR. CAST LSWC Winchester 231 .358" 1.610" 3.4 796 12,600 CUP 5.0 1109 23,900 CUP

    Here .....http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp
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