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Old October 25, 2000, 11:18 AM   #1
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Could someone direct me to, or provide me with some handgun load info on using WST in

240 gr LSWC 44 mag
158 gr LSWC 357 mag

These loads will be used for plinking, targets and varmints. I use this powder for my shotguns and my 45 ACP target loads. Be nice to find some info to use it in the rest.

Thanks from the Great White North

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Old October 25, 2000, 04:46 PM   #2
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I reload Herco 'Green Dot' in a 6" 38Spl revolver with 3.5gn Green Dot(MAX in my K14)for plinking with standard 158gn SWC and 0.7gn less for target matches with similar linotype WCs. So no problems anticipated for low velocity loads in your .357 .

Any good reloading manual should help here re starting loads, but unfortunately I do not have my Nick Harvey, Hornady of 47th Lyman books to hand to-day....can anyone else help westcangunner on this one ? If not I can reply to-night.

Good project powder cannister for everything, you could buy it in bulk very cheaply - maybe a 20lbs drum at a time- if legal where you are !


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Old October 25, 2000, 07:51 PM   #3
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I use WST in my Python and my Browning HP .40S&W. Got my reload data from
Downloaded and printed their tables which are in PDF. Have fun

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Old October 26, 2000, 09:52 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies.

I have all the reloading books and Ive been to the Winchester site. Lots of data available, but not for the WST powder in those calibers. Seems to me that the lack of load data would mean that the powder/bullet/cartridge combination probably sucks.

For plinkers it would just be nice to change the powder bushing, pull the handle, make bullet.

If I get bored this weekend I'll work a couple of loads up and see what happens.

I'll keep ya posted, and thanks again

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