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Old August 30, 2012, 02:56 PM   #1
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.357 mag spitzer bullets?

Just for giggles, and because I like weird things, I'm looking for some light spitzer bullets to load for a .357 mag.

I've found some rifle bullets that are .358 in diameter but the lightest I’ve found is 180 grains. I just want to know if anyone here has ever loaded .357 mag with spitzer bullets and where I could fine some light ones.
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Old August 30, 2012, 05:34 PM   #2
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at one time one of the bullets used in the 35 Remington was a 150 grain pointed soft point and loaded by Remington. it was .358 diameter and I tried some in a TC super 14 in 357 max. they didn't shoot all that well. this has been a long time ago and I got them through Midway USA. I don't know if the bullet is available anymore or if Remington even makes it anymore. depending upon the length of the cylinder the oal might be too long also.
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Old August 30, 2012, 05:48 PM   #3
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You can get the Hornady Flextip bullet in 357. They have the plastic tip.
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Old August 30, 2012, 06:01 PM   #4
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with the flextip bullet you will again have to worry about oal length. Hornady brass is about .060 shorter so they could get the oal length of a loaded round. it is going to depend up on what gun you choose to shoot them in
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