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Old December 3, 2000, 09:19 AM   #1
mackie
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Is anybody using this powder for .357 magnum reloads? I will be using Hornady XTP bullets, in 125 grain and 158 grain. Winchester 296 seems to me has too much flash.
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Old December 3, 2000, 01:55 PM   #2
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I've tried it and it works OK. Velocities are not as high as with H110 or 296 but the flash is a lot less. Recoil is reduced too.
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Old December 4, 2000, 08:29 PM   #3
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#7 works for me...

#7 is a good choice in .357 Mag. It performs best in all calibers I've tried (9mm, .357 mag, .44 Mag & .45 Auto) with higher pressure loads, as in don't use it as a "light target" powder. There are many other powders better suited for that. I've experienced the best results loading at "near max" charges as published by Accurate Arms in 9mm & .357Mag. .44 Mag and .45 Auto are OK but not as good performance wise I've discovered. #7 in .45 Super on the other hand is an excellent choice. It's a great metering powder to boot. Hope this helps.

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