Re: who's reloading tonight?
.357 mag "Plinking Laod"
I asked one of the experts here for a suggestion on a plinking load using the components I had and one that was less than 1000fps so leading wouldn't be a problem. He suggested 3.7grs. of TiteGroup behind my 158gr. Laser Cast LSWC bullets. That load fell well with in specs in my manuals (sorry Josh but I had to check, ha.) so I set about using my RCBS Rockchucker, their 3 die carbide set and finishing off using the Lee FCD to put a moderate roll crimp on the cases. Cases were new StarLine and primers were CCI #500 small pistol. COL was 1.60.
I have not used a lot of TiteGroup but I am impressed with how accurately it meters. I weight every tenth powder drop just to make sure things are going as planned and the TiteGroup was right on each and every time using my RCBS 5-10 beam scale.
Now the hard part is ahead. The reloads look great, the revolvers are in excellent condition so it will be up to the shooter do his part. Hope to get down to the range in the next two weeks and see if I can keep the shakes to a minimum and let this load do it's thing.
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