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Old February 11, 2006, 09:01 PM   #1
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357 180 Gr

I would like to try a heavy bullet for metal silhouettes. I can take down the pigs and turkeys with 158 gr bullets but the Rams laugh at me, when I can hit them. Any thoughts on using the Remington 180 Gr Semi_JHP in a S&W revolver. I have never loaded anything heavier than the 158 for my revolvers. Saw them on Special in the Midway flyer this month

How would this round perform in a Marlin lever action.
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Old February 11, 2006, 10:04 PM   #2
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Speer

List data for them. I don't know if they will work in the Smith or not the COL may be to long. It's in the #11 book and may be in the new one.
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Old February 12, 2006, 02:09 AM   #3
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I've fired a few different 180s in my Smith 686 with good results.
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Old February 12, 2006, 02:56 AM   #4
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how hot are you loading your 158 gr. magnums?? you could try loading down a little and use lead bullets to get more dwell time on the rams.........just a thought..........
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Old February 12, 2006, 05:33 PM   #5
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357 Mag it is a shame

What the new loading books have done to it. #11 old Speer book 125 jhp bluedot 16.3 . New Speer book 13 grains weak I tell you. Just used it as an example don't use the data.
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Old February 13, 2006, 06:05 AM   #6
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Get me your ground address and I'll mail you some 180g data......
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Old February 18, 2006, 09:15 AM   #7
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like 'the elephant'

on its way today.......
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Old February 18, 2006, 01:14 PM   #8
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Also try www.beartoothbullets.com

Their reloading data is excellent and their accuracy claims are valid. I tried their bullets and data and have gotten similar results. Basically H110 is the powder to get. Use a max load and play with primers.
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Old February 19, 2006, 12:31 PM   #9
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good advice

Ditto Beartooth; superior product and service.
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