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Losfin 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.
     
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    Janes Enid, Oklahoma Member

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    I just now noticed my title It should be Loading 357. Don't know how I got this title.
     
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    Janes Enid, Oklahoma Member

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    ok Thanks
     
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    Janes Enid, Oklahoma Member

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    In those charts it is saying to use 6.7 or 6.1 if the bullet is casted from hard lead. In the hodgen charts it is saying to use 5.0. Wonder which one I should use.
     
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    Janes Enid, Oklahoma Member

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    I think that I will use 5.5 unless someone else comes up with something different. The 5.5 would be in between the two charts.
     
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    plumberfishes Gresham oregon Active Member

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    that is always the safest way to go... I like to play with, or test the loads... I run with 3 to 6 books depending upon who had data for the load I am working on... i will start out by writing down all of the min and max numbers for every book i have... then I will average them for a base high, and a base low, then average that, and start there...then I will go higher by small increments usually I do 10 rounds at any given powder/bullet combo then i mark them, and work through them on paper until i find the one that shoots best.. then thats what I stay with... for instance
    my 30-30 does not like the max load listed for 150 flat nose bullets.. it likes almost a full grain less for max accuracy... but for the 140 grain ftx poly tips.. it likes them right at the edge of max!
     
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    Janes Enid, Oklahoma Member

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    Thanks for the information I only have a little over 2 pounds of the 335 and then I will have to use something else. All of the shops around here are out of the 335. I am hoping by the time I run out of the 335 they will have some more in. I haven't decided on which powder to try out next.