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Old August 30, 2013, 02:29 PM   #1
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.357 magnum too light

Had a .357 Magnum and .38 Special Big Boy from Henry which I did not like.

A friend wanted a .357 but the dealers can't say when they will be delivered. He had one on order for about three months and still no word on when it would arrive.

I told him to buy one in .45 Long Colt and I would trade mine plus a hundred bucks for the larger caliber. Mine is nearly new in box with about fifty rounds through it.

Can't wait to shoot this SOB.
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Old August 30, 2013, 03:10 PM   #2
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Sweet!!!
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Old August 30, 2013, 05:26 PM   #3
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Sounds like a good 'trade' to me . A .45 Colt Henry for .357 .
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Old August 30, 2013, 07:01 PM   #4
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you would like the 44 mag big boy DOC,,, I do..
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Old August 31, 2013, 12:36 AM   #5
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I think you are prolly right.

I just got my first .44 Magnum weapon, an Uberti Revolver so I will have an opportunity to compare.

I am loading only black powder. I don't do smokeless anything.
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Old September 1, 2013, 07:34 PM   #6
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U loaded .357 with blackpowder?
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Old September 2, 2013, 04:08 AM   #7
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Yep. The only smokeless rounds that were ever through the rifle were some (prolly a dozen or so) that were rounds I bought from Georgia Arms at a gun show or from Mac's reloads at the same show. My load sheets are in the shop so I can't tell you the precise load but it is all the BP that will fit under the bullet with about 1/8 compression. Bout 800 fps from a 7.5 inch barrel revolver.
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Old September 2, 2013, 07:36 AM   #8
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That should be some delicious recoil.
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