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Old 03-27-2013, 02:36 AM   #1
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Default Whats the best powder for a .357 snubby?

I will be loading a 125 grain JHP, I would think a faster burning powder would burn more complete in a short barrel but I'm just assuming any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 03-27-2013, 09:37 PM   #2
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I will be loading a 125 grain JHP, I would think a faster burning powder would burn more complete in a short barrel but I'm just assuming any help would be greatly appreciated.

When I chronographed loads from a 2 1/2 inch S&W 19, 125 grain Remington JHP bullets, I got my highest velocities with H110.

Like you, I thought faster powders would be better, but the chronograph said no.


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When I chronographed loads from a 2 1/2 inch S&W 19, 125 grain Remington JHP bullets, I got my highest velocities with H110.

Like you, I thought faster powders would be better, but the chronograph said no.
Cool I have H110 I'll have to load some up.
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Unique or Pistol Power are always good powders for pistols.
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Whatever powder give the highest velocity in a long barrel with also give the highest velocity in a short barrel.
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Unique or Pistol Power are always good powders for pistols.

Not for magnums, unless you are loading reduced loads.


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