Whats the best powder for a .357 snubby?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by SRK97, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.
     
  2. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.
     

  3. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Cool I have H110 I'll have to load some up.
     
  4. farmallcrew

    farmallcrew New Member

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    Unique or Pistol Power are always good powders for pistols.
     
  5. mseric

    mseric New Member

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    Whatever powder give the highest velocity in a long barrel with also give the highest velocity in a short barrel.
     
  6. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Not for magnums, unless you are loading reduced loads.