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Lost my load data for .357 magnum

I lost my entire load data sheet (it had every single round I had ever loaded) and I need to load some .357 magnum.

I am using 2400 with 158 grain flat nose plated bullets. Per my thread a couple years ago (right here) the load I had calculated was pretty hot.

Anybody have a good pet recipe for this?

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  • casper1947casper1947 Member Posts: 1,147 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    158 grain LSWC or LRN (Semi-Wad Cutter or Round Nose)
    2400 14.5 gr. 1,178 good load (this is what I have been using)
    2400 14.9 gr. 1,232 near max

    158-160 grain JHP or JSP (Jacketed Hollow or Soft Point)
    2400 14.8 gr. 1,265
    2400 15.2 gr. 1,535 max
  • calrugerfancalrugerfan Member Posts: 18,209
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by casper1947
    158 grain LSWC or LRN (Semi-Wad Cutter or Round Nose)
    2400 14.5 gr. 1,178 good load (this is what I have been using)
    2400 14.9 gr. 1,232 near max

    158-160 grain JHP or JSP (Jacketed Hollow or Soft Point)
    2400 14.8 gr. 1,265
    2400 15.2 gr. 1,535 max



    I was at 14 grains and it was HOT!
  • Mk 19Mk 19 Member Posts: 8,170
    edited November -1
    For my hot loads in 357 with the 158gr X-treem PLFP I do prefer using 16.7gr H110. But I have also used 15.2gr of 2400 and it also worked very well, not as well as H110, but still pretty good
  • casper1947casper1947 Member Posts: 1,147 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by calrugerfan
    quote:Originally posted by casper1947
    158 grain LSWC or LRN (Semi-Wad Cutter or Round Nose)
    2400 14.5 gr. 1,178 good load (this is what I have been using)
    2400 14.9 gr. 1,232 near max

    158-160 grain JHP or JSP (Jacketed Hollow or Soft Point)
    2400 14.8 gr. 1,265
    2400 15.2 gr. 1,535 max



    I was at 14 grains and it was HOT!

    I have used these in a Black Hawk and a Rossi 972. they do have a bit of a kick.
    The FPS listed are not mine, but from the source. I have not croned these.

    I only use the 2400 loads for their visual effects.
    My preference is Bullseye 5.5g, I get 1114 FPS. (158g LSWC)
  • RobOzRobOz Member Posts: 9,143 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I live in an older house out in the country. When cold weather comes sometimes a mouse will end up in the cellar. I went to get my late fathers reloading note book. When I opened the drawer I about cried. The mouse had chewed on the book and I lost about 30% of his data and notes. One saving thing was he always had all the info on the plastic cartridge boxes, but it still broke my heart because it was his.
  • 5mmgunguy5mmgunguy Member Posts: 3,853
    edited November -1
    6.5 grains of Unique.
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