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Ok, I've picked up a 3rd .357 mag rifle .....

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by FLIPPER 348, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

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    I've never loaded the .357 mag for rifles before, just handguns. I have a W269 load and a BlueDot load, both using the same 158g JHP bullet. Which one would be better for rifles??
     
  2. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    In terms of velocity, you'll do better with the 296 if that's what you meant by "269". BD is a good powder, but 296 will give you more horsepower. The best I've done is with Hodgdon Lil'Gun.

    This has all been in revolvers, but the higher velocities should carry over to rifle.

    A cast bullet will give you more velocity still.

    As for accuracy, you'll just have to try them out.
     

  3. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

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    thanks! Yep, it's 296. I just shoot the rifles for fun and want the most thump. I get the bullets cheap at the Nosler Pro Shop here in town.