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It's got a copper jacket with a lead hollow point! Does that mean I need to use XTP reload data? Or jacketed bullet reload data? I've been reloading just lead bullets and founds these for 38/357 with some other reloading stuff at an auction but don't know what they are really called so I don't know what to use to reload then?
 

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Typical SJHP for a .38/.357 revolver. Use JHP data. As with any data, you must reduce and work up a load. NEVER just load a max load and trust it to be safe. There are way too many variables to consider.
 

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I've got the lee reloading manual and it has reload for a jacketed round! But I only have trail boss and bullseye powder! There a load for bullseye I can use for 158grain semi-jacketed hollow points for 357???
 

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I've got the lee reloading manual and it has reload for a jacketed round! But I only have trail boss and bullseye powder! There a load for bullseye I can use for 158grain semi-jacketed hollow points for 357???
use the powder manufacterers website and see if they have a load data listing for it. most of them do. just use the bullet weight that you have and start at the lowest charge weight and work up as needed.
 

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I've got the lee reloading manual and it has reload for a jacketed round! But I only have trail boss and bullseye powder! There a load for bullseye I can use for 158grain semi-jacketed hollow points for 357???
For .357 magnum loads, Bullseye is a poor choice.

2400, H110, 296, 4227 are all far better.

I use H110 exclusively in .357 and ,44 magnum loads. It;s never let me down.
 

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Bullseye is one of the fastest powders available. The large case capacity of the .357 makes Bullseye not only a poor choice, but also a potetntially DANGEROUS choice. I like Blue Dot or W-296 for .357 Mag loads.
 

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You can use Unique and do a passable job loading the 357 Mag. I cut my teeth many, many years ago loading the 357Mag with Unique and 125gr JHP's. Also, you'll not need a mag primer for Unique, for the other, slower powders you'll need a mag primer to touch off that heavy load of powder.
Blue Dot would also be a good choice but having used quite a few powders over the years I've always came back to Unique. ;)
 

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The hodgdon website has all kinds of reloading data. Real handy, and printable.
www.hodgdon.com/
 
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