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Old November 10, 2010, 06:38 PM   #1
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Jacketed bullet choice for W296 in .357mag?

My reading has turned up some info that too light a bullet may invite problems in .357 mag revolvers when using this powder. Typically, I use a 125 gr. jacketed bullet if I'm not shooting lead. What bullet do those of you do shoot this powder in this caliber like/recommend? Many thanks.
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Old November 10, 2010, 06:46 PM   #2
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Flame cutting can occur with 125 grain bullets. I prefer to use 158, or 170 grain bullets.
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Old November 10, 2010, 08:21 PM   #3
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Federal brass, CCI 550, WW 296 powder and:
125 grain Speer, 18.5 grains
140 Speer HP, 17.5 grains
158 Speer, 16.6 grains
160 Hornady FMJ, 16.0 grains
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Old November 10, 2010, 11:40 PM   #4
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Flame cutting can occur with 125 grain bullets. I prefer to use 158, or 170 grain bullets.
Yes, this effect and several other potential negatives have moved me to disassemble my 125gr. reloads in favor of a heavier bullet. This powder engenders a good deal of caution, no?
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