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need data,357 MAXIUMUM caliber,180 grain jhp,using Alliant 2400 powder

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Throckmorton, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    m 'old' lymans 47th shows 12-15.2 grains of 2400 powder ,but some other websites show a max of 18-18.5 grain. quite a difference,imho.
    My hodgdon's does not show that powder...hardly shows any data at all.

    anyone hav a newer lyman's and can tel me if thyve changed their minds on that?
    these will be shot in a 14" contender,caliber 357 Rem MAXIMUM. and oldie but a goodie.
    thank !
    mike
     
  2. etrigan420

    etrigan420 Warshington New Member

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    49th edition of Lyman's:

    180gr Jacketed JTC SIL w/ Alliant 2400

    Starting Grains: 12.0
    Max Load Grains: 15.2
     
  3. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    that is what I was afraid of,the cartridge is pretty much dead so not much in the way of data around except 'guesswork' by some folks. think I'll stick with published ,to be safe,and keep looking around for a mfgrs reccomendation,and not internet ideas of what loads are ok.
    thanks !
     
  4. etrigan420

    etrigan420 Warshington New Member

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    No problem. :)

    Interesting round.
     
  5. sneakboxer

    sneakboxer NW OR Active Member

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    Interesting round. My Hornady 7th edition manual lists the load below for TC only.
    2400 17.1gr to 19.3grMAX with an estimated velocity of 1600fps.

    WIN296 looks like it yields about 150fps more if your interested.
    Good luck
    (reloading disclaimer: i have never used this load nor do i have a 357MAX)
     
  6. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Nosler #3 and #6 vary quite a bit. When I had my Ruger SRM I used the #3 manual for my loads. Neither lists 2400, though. If you are interested in the info I have, send me a PM and I'll get it to you.
     
  7. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    thanks,sneakboxer ! that at least proves that some heavier loads are out there for the contender.I'll stay just below that for trials.
    orygun,pm inbound. thanks !
     
  8. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    I will pull out an old manual and see irf it has different loads. also i recall seeing some on handdloads.com
     
  9. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You're welcome! Those loading manuals aren't cheap and I love to spread the "wealth".
     
  10. sneakboxer

    sneakboxer NW OR Active Member

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    No worries, if you want me to list the data on other powders and weights just let me know and i'll PM ya.

    I'm trying really hard to not start buying odd ball calibers and this is not helping...