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Need help identifing brass

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Rascals, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Rascals

    Rascals Portland Or Active Member

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    I got a bunch of brass that are exact dementions as a .357 mag but are longer by over .315 and cant figure out what they are. Anybody have any idea what they are?
     
  2. tribb333

    tribb333 Salem, OR Member

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    Sounds like a .357 Maximum

    .357 Remington Maximum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


     
  3. Rascals

    Rascals Portland Or Active Member

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    Cool thanks I had never even heard of it before.
     
  4. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    They should be headstamped 357 MAX. It's very similar to a stretched 357 Mag, except it has a thicker head and web due to the high pressures this round operates at. It wouldn't be a good idea to shorten them and use as a 357 Mag unless you carefully worked up from minimum because of the lesser case capacity.