Favorite for .357 - Page 2 - Shooters Forum
» Advanced

Go Back   Shooters Forum > Handguns Category > Handguns
Register FAQ Members List Donate Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Like Tree15Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #21  
Old 12-27-2016, 07:22 PM
recoil junky's Avatar
Elk Whisperer (Super Moderator)
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Craig CO. Elk Hunting Capitol of the World!
Posts: 6,602

Registered Users do not see the above ad.


2400 is one of my favorite powders. It's very versatile in so many cartridges, kinda dirty, but if it works it's worth it

RJ
__________________
Keep your powder dry and when you go afield take the kids and please..........wear your seat belts.
I am the ORIGINAL recoil junky ©, often imitated, but never equalled.
Proud Father of a SoldierMedic in The 82nd Airborne 325thAIR White Falcons
IUOE Local #9
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 12-27-2016, 07:32 PM
nsb nsb is offline
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: WNY
Posts: 3,014
If I could only have two powders to use, they'd be 2400 and Unique. You could get by with either pretty well.
Tree Top likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 12-27-2016, 09:25 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 94
nsb, Unique and 2400 are two of the powders I use a lot. It is hard to find revolvers that do not have loads with one of these powders.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 12-28-2016, 09:10 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 6
Like a stiff charge of h110 with 125 gold dot for carry. Use hs6 with 158 cast bullet in my old 66 sw. , .The 66 is fairly old, it has recess in the cylinder. I shy away from many full house loads. Old gun still is tight!
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 12-28-2016, 09:23 AM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: West Coast, US
Posts: 1,295
Thanks for the response....

Quote:
Originally Posted by TimSr View Post
That's the 125gr load Alliant says not to use any more, but its hard to change a load you've used for years without a good first hand explanation, which I've never heard from Alliant.
I saw that manufacturer note and in the interest of full disclosure and at the risk of opening myself up to some criticism --- I stopped loading 125gr/blue dot in .357 after the notice and currently use that loading with great results in .38 spcl cases. ------ "one of the joys of reloading"
TimSr likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 12-28-2016, 01:37 PM
Sawfish's Avatar
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Peoples Republic of Kalifornia
Posts: 191
I have been loading the old Lyman #358429 (Keith bullet) over either Blue Dot and (more recently) AA #9 since 1967. Very accurate and deadly on game in all of my guns so chambered. My favorites in this caliber are a 4" model 66 that I bought new in 1980 and an 8 3/8" Model 27 that I acquired new around that same time.
__________________
NRA Patron Member
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 12-28-2016, 03:02 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: West Centeral Wisconsin
Posts: 41
Thanks all. Appreciate your information. My Smith has laid in the safe for too many years. Still have some 158 grain ahead of 14.5 grain of W296 my son loaded for me several years ago. Found the comments on shooting cast and am also interested in that as I shoot cast in my 45C rifle (250g RNFP) and in my 45-70 (300g and 405g RNFP). Have tried the Hy-Tech coated cast as they claim to give a little more leading protection and at higher velocity. Problem in you get a 45-70 with coated bullet and they look like a big lip-stick. Kind of ugly for ammo. Once I get my kit ready with components and start loading I am sure I will have more questions. This is a great forum.
All the very best form Wisconsin.
45LCRIFLE
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 12-28-2016, 04:33 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Sandpoint, ID
Posts: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sawfish View Post
I have been loading the old Lyman #358429 (Keith bullet) over either Blue Dot and (more recently) AA #9 since 1967. Very accurate and deadly on game in all of my guns so chambered. My favorites in this caliber are a 4" model 66 that I bought new in 1980 and an 8 3/8" Model 27 that I acquired new around that same time.
I could have written the above except I have a 19 in 4" and a 28 in 4" and I use Unique and 2400. Lately, I've used Lil Gun in hot loads for my Marlin 1894...accurate and deadly with the 358429 in wheel weights.
__________________
Somewhere along the way I have lost the ability to act politically correct. Should you find it, please feel free to keep it.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 12-28-2016, 06:23 PM
TMan's Avatar
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Upper Black Eddy, PA
Posts: 4,064
Quote:
Originally Posted by nsb View Post
If I could only have two powders to use, they'd be 2400 and Unique. You could get by with either pretty well.
Quote:
Originally Posted by 44GUY View Post
nsb, Unique and 2400 are two of the powders I use a lot. It is hard to find revolvers that do not have loads with one of these powders.
The problem with 2400/Unique: There ain't none

Fortunately, there seems to be lots of W296/H110 and W231/HP-38.
__________________
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
>>> Thomas Jefferson

Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 12-28-2016, 08:18 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 137
I have gone to Power Pistol with a170 gr Keith style SWC for my "all purpose" .357 Magnum load. 7.9 gr gets over 1250 fps out of my 6" GP-100. So I give up maybe 150 fps or less from my max performance W-296 or 300 MP loads, but cut my powder cost in half. Accuracy is comparable, and Power Pistol is versatile enough to be used in .38 Special, 9 mm and .45 ACP, to boot! I would still opt for a Hornady XTP in 140 or 158 gr HP with 296/H110 or 300 MP if I wanted to try to take a deer with it, but for everything else, the Keith SWC + Power Pistol is just right.
TMan likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 12-29-2016, 09:16 AM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: West Coast, US
Posts: 1,295
The best way to get more power...

out of a .357 is to get a .44.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 12-29-2016, 04:15 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Montmorency Co, MI
Posts: 2,292
[QUOTE=HiDesertHunter;1430817]For my Henry BB .357 its 16 Gr of 296 with a 158 gr JSP bullet - anything less and I don't know I am shooting a .357.
Recently however I acquired a Mod 66 no dash 4" Smith and it will most likely never be loaded with anything like that but I am currently working up some fun target/field loads for it and currently combining 158 gr LSWC/RN with Unique powder. I am going to try to keep all loads for it at 140 grain and above bullet weight as I have always experienced better accuracy with heavier bullet/lighter load combinations in .357 Mag guns/QUOTE


Aboiut 10 yrs ago I also acquired a 66 no dash. Shot 50 rounds thru it Tue at the club. I was using some cast bullets w/Tight groupound 5 gr
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 12-29-2016, 11:52 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Rittman, Ohio
Posts: 448
Quote:
Originally Posted by xjsdvr View Post
I saw that manufacturer note and in the interest of full disclosure and at the risk of opening myself up to some criticism --- I stopped loading 125gr/blue dot in .357 after the notice and currently use that loading with great results in .38 spcl cases. ------ "one of the joys of reloading"
LOL! Great minds think alike? I did the same thing!
xjsdvr likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 12-31-2016, 10:16 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Houston
Posts: 149
one of my favorites is Speer 170 gr on top of a max load of 296, does great in my Blackhawk, no problem knocking down critters, great results on whitetail and hogs ... but a bit too heavy for daily plinking
__________________
-freefloater59
*you have only one first shot...*
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 01-01-2017, 02:10 PM
Hanshi's Avatar
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 560
I'd have to put Bullseye along with 2400 and Unique; I've used it a great deal over the decades. And yes, been a good while since I've seen them in stores.
__________________
Young guys should hang out with old guys; old guys know stuff.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 01-01-2017, 07:45 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 5
I like the nei,#158 bullet plain base over 11.1 grains of h 110. Cast out of linotype,it comes out at 192 grains and shoots great out of my security six and marlin 94 cs.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What is your favorite type of pistol and why? Trent12 Handguns 66 01-09-2017 05:49 PM
What is your favorite caliber? Wrote a detailed review of mine Bigwheelgunnut Handguns 56 12-05-2013 02:29 PM
My kids favorite animal as he tells it So Dakota Humor 0 10-07-2013 05:56 PM
Favorite Calibre/If you could have any new calibre... Kareir Rifles and Rifle Cartridges 23 04-21-2008 07:11 PM
Favorite books ? cast-n-blast Books 44 04-18-2002 09:17 PM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:59 AM.

< Contact Us - Shooters Forum - Archive - Privacy Statement >

 
 

All Content & Design Copyright © 1999-2002 Beartooth Bullets, All Rights Reserved
Privacy Statement | Contact Webmaster
Website Design & Development By Exbabylon Internet Solutions
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1