Here is one for the .357 lovers

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by bluez, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what the sub forum should have been on this. Mods please feel free to move as needed.

     
  2. jackrich3

    jackrich3 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Miroku ‘92 .357. Wish it had a little checkering, like a Henry, but overall nice rifle. 4FA5975D-BFB1-4116-94C2-477537438A57.jpeg
     
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  3. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have the Marlin 1894CS and several Ruger revolvers in 357 mag. Also have an H&R Handirifle in 357. I usually load XTP bullets for them. Copper plated bullets wont hold together with the higher velocity in the rifle.
     
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  4. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    Please tell us more about this.
     
  5. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I tried loading some 357 magnum Rainier 158 grain HP. They work in the 6.5" and shorter but the velocity is too high in the rifle. They broke apart shortly after leaving the barrel. They are rated to 1200 fps and the rifle was pushing 1800 fps. I now load 158 grain XTPs. Cost about double but still a lot less than commercial.
    Ran into a deal today at an lgs. Winchester Ranger 38+P 130 grain bonded JHP for $22 a box of 50. I picked up 3 boxes. Could have bought a case for $200 but I dont shoot that much 38+P and I load my own practice rounds. The Rainier and Berry bullets work very well for that. They were actually cheaper than the commercial practice rounds.
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    FWIW, used to hunt Eastern White tails in mountain laurel thickets- 50 yards would be a long shot. Dan Wesson model15-2 with a 10 inch heavy barrel, shooting my hand loads. Typically a hard cast 185 gr. flat tip over a case full of 2400 powder. Put the bullet in the right place, they dropped just as fast as a 30-30 would put them down. Figured the muzzle energy was close to 900 ft lbs.