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I will be reloading my 357 Mag with 146gr copper plated DEWC from X-Treme bullets; the bullets came with cannelure on both ends. Should overall length be as per my reloading manual ( I'll be reloading with jacketed information, and was told by X-Treme to keep fps below 1500) or should the crimp be made on the cannelure? Thanks.
 

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I don't know if copper plated makes a difference but lead DEWC and HBWC are loaded so they sit a few thousandths lower than the mouth of the case, then put a slight crimp over them.

I really don't think you want to push a wadcutter anywhere near 1500fps... its supposed to punch paper not penetrate. The classic lead HBWC speed is around 750-800fps... w/ DEWC people load them hotter... I reload lead DEWC and found that they aren't that much better at faster speeds so I try to keep them in the 800fps level... that and any faster they start to smoke/dirty the gun a lot w/ very little to no improvement in accuracy.

MIke.
 
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