How much bullseye powder?

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  1. chubcobear

    chubcobear Member

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    If I have 158 gr (.358) Berry SWC lead bullets, CCI primers, and good used WW cases, how much bullseye for a medium .357 mag load (not hot)? (For my daughter's .357 for target, etc.) I don't have a book out here in Northern California. I will get one soon. Thanks, Tom C. Bear
     
  2. oneounceload

    oneounceload New Member

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    If you go to Alliant Powder's home page, you can get load data - per Berry's FAQ, do not exceed 1200 fps; they recommend using the beginning jacketed load data and working up slowly from there
     

  3. chubcobear

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    Thanks, One Oz., but Alliant shows 4 powders for that bullet and none of them are bullseye. Perhaps bullseye is not such a good powder for .357 mag LSWC?
    At least, Alliant doesn't list it. Bear
     
  4. justdoit

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    hi, are these bullets lead or plated? from what i read i take it their lead.
     
  5. NuJudge

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    I'm using 3.5gr of Bullseye with 158gr SWC bullets in various .38 Special cases, also in a .357 revolver. I think I shoot it better than wadcutters.

    CDD
     
  6. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    A good mid-range load would be from 3.0 grains to 3.8 grains of Bullseye with a 158 grain lead bullet. I use Berry's plated 158grain HP bullet in both .38 and .357.
     
  7. Oneida Steve

    Oneida Steve Well-Known Member

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    4.0 of Bullseye with a 158 gr. SWC lead bullet is a good load for use in .357 revolvers. Not too hot (at all) but more than the wadcutter target loads. A good "halfway" load for practice.
     
  8. army mp

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    I have tested several of these loads and found them to be Good, He tells you to start out 10% below listed load to start, http://www.reloadammo.com/
     
  9. chubcobear

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    Thank you gents, I appreciate it. T. Bear
     
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