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Posted: February 16 2017 at 7:08am | IP Logged Quote Rex

Old Ranger, I hope you look in now and then, the weather is warming up and I have loaded some of the 357446's up with 13 grains 2400. Hope to get out and see if my 686 likes this load.
For a target load try the 150 grain 358447 over 4 grains HP38. That thing shoots great even with me holding the revolver.

EDIT: The light load in a 38 special case, the 2400 load in a .357 case.

Edited by Rex on February 16 2017 at 7:13am
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Posted: February 16 2017 at 3:11pm | IP Logged Quote USA Joe

Hi Rex & all:) Your 686 should be very happy ! Good loads


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Posted: February 16 2017 at 7:42pm | IP Logged Quote JD45

Have you ever tried 2400 in the .38Spl. case?
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Posted: February 17 2017 at 4:45am | IP Logged Quote Rex

JD45, yes I have and I liked the results. Like everyone else, I have tried Elmer's load but that was a little too much in my opinion. 12 to 12.5 grains was a good load I thought.
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Posted: February 21 2017 at 9:44am | IP Logged Quote Rex

Finally got around to shooting the 357446 with 13 grains 2400 in a 357 case. At 25 yards that load was very accurate when I could do my part. Not hot enough to really punish the arthritis in my wrist but felt like it would be adequate for anything I needed. Someday it will get warm on a day when I have enough ambition to set the Chrony up and see what they run.
I've read stories that this is not an accurate bullet but I sure don't see it. It is one of the hardest bullets for me to cast as there are so many ridges and shoulders to keep filled out smooth. I get a lot of culls.
THANK YOU OLD RANGER for the mould and convincing me to use it.
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Posted: March 04 2017 at 12:47pm | IP Logged Quote Rex

Finally warmed up enough for me to shoot a bit.
Loaded 6.5 grains Unique under a 173 grain Keith bullet in a 357 case, it shot fair at 25 yards but the same powder charge under a 150 grain 358477 was the clear winner. 11.5 grains of 2400 under a 173 grain Keith bullet in a 38 special case shot very well also. The big Keith bullet shot a bit lower than the 150 grainer.

So many more combinations to try.
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