38 special/.357 questions

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by LesterPTelestrat, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. LesterPTelestrat

    LesterPTelestrat New Member

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    I finally got to shoot my first 16 rounds of .357 today. I found recipes for 231 to be all over the place from various publishers, so I just picked one and stuck to the starting load recipe. 8.1 grains of 231 using magnum primers, 125 JSP bullets.

    I don't have a chrono so all I could do to gauge the load was compare it to some factory ammo using the same weight bullet.

    From what I could tell the minimum load I used was quite a bit more mild than the factory ammo. No signs of excessive pressure on the casings so I think I'll increase the load a little. I was getting nice grouping at about 50 feet.
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2011
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