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Old February 5, 2012, 07:25 PM   #1
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I may have found my perfect .357 load

My goal was to get 1100fps from my 3" SP101 without a lot of recoil or flash. This is going to be my self-defence load.

Today I got out the old crono and tested out my new load which was a 158gr LSWC behind 8.0 gr of Power Pistol.

Five shot average clocked at 1108fps producing 430 ft/lbs.

Recoil was mild in this all steel gun. I only loaded up 20 rounds so I couldn't test for accuracy very much, but now I have a few hundred and I'll see what I can do with em.
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Old February 5, 2012, 08:19 PM   #2
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Old February 5, 2012, 09:25 PM   #3
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How was the flash? Powder pistol is known to have a lot of flash
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Old February 6, 2012, 10:21 AM   #4
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I find that Lil Gun gives my 4" Ruger Securitysix the same velocities as other powders with far less felt recoil. Don't notice flash as I shoot.
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Old February 7, 2012, 02:42 AM   #5
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what lead bullet?

You using a commercial lead bullet. I cannot seem to get a commercial bullet much over 800 fps w/o awful leading. This w/ Unique powder.

Am much hoping to to get a 158 LSWC to 1000 fps from my utlity Blackhawk, but not much luck w/o leading.
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Old February 7, 2012, 03:21 AM   #6
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thank you, I am trying to do the same thing for mine but with 2400. Power Pistol you say.

Thanks
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Old February 7, 2012, 08:18 PM   #7
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bamaranger You using a commercial lead bullet. I cannot seem to get a commercial bullet much over 800 fps w/o awful leading. This w/ Unique powder.

Am much hoping to to get a 158 LSWC to 1000 fps from my utlity Blackhawk, but not much luck w/o leading.

Try missouri bullet company... Iam using their .357 lswc action. Also have you slugged you bore?
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Old February 7, 2012, 09:12 PM   #8
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If you decide you want to have a bright flash and still have good speed, try some Blue Dot. The bad guy would give up from just the flash of the thing.
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Old February 8, 2012, 10:04 PM   #9
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I'm curious if you buy or make your own bullets. If so, what brand are you using? I have a few pounds of PP and a LOT of brass in 357 and 38. Do you recall where you got any data from to develop this load?
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