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    There's a heap of .357 Magnum cases and some 158gr nprojectiles in Carvell's auction tomorrow. Lots 200 and 215.
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    Quote Originally Posted by systolic View Post
    There's a heap of .357 Magnum cases and some 158gr nprojectiles in Carvell's auction tomorrow. Lots 200 and 215.
    Thanks mate, it's incredible his stuff is still being sold! Where's the auction?

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    Tomorrow. 4 November. Holiday Inn Hotel by Auckland Airport.

    Google gun auction. The catalog is online as a pdf.
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    Successful 100rds while watching the racing!! Bloody good fun, no issues and that extra flare die worked really well. Only thing I found difficult was getting consistency from the Lee powder dispenser. It was all over the place no matter how consistently I tried to run it. Ended up measuring out every load as the tolerance of the powder was 5.8-6.3gr. I chose 6gr and seated 1.58" which lined up perfectly with the crimp.

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    And a disagree between the uploader here and the way the photo presented on my computer again! Bloody hopeless....probably my stinking Macbook pro

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    Hi guys, I'm going to try some Belmont Pistol Magnum powder. The Belmont load data doesn't list a min or max load. Just a single load which I'm not sure what it is. Has anyone got access to min/max load for .357?

    Cheers.

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    Is it safe to just use Winchester 296 load data? 15-16.7 range?

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    If you can't say for certain that Belmont's Magnum Pistol Powder is the exact same powder as say H110/W296 only re-branded, don't interchange the data, contact Belmont in stead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by omegaspeedy View Post
    Is it safe to just use Winchester 296 load data? 15-16.7 range?
    Just use 296 or H110 data.

    Belmont Magnum Pistol is the exact same powder as sold by Winchester as 296 and by Hodgdon as H110. It's made by St Marks Powder in Florida.

    If you follow this link to the Belmont site, you'll even see 296 in brackets after the name Belmont Magnum Pistol. Further down in the description, where they cut and pasted it, they even call it 296 not Belmont Magnum Pistol.

    Magnum Pistol Powder (WC 296) – Belmont Ammunition
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    my old nick Harvey manual has h110 starting at 14gr and max 14.5 for 158gr bullets but no 296 for same weight but 140 gr bullets starts 17gr and max 19gr for 296 and 180gr is start 16gr and max 17gr for 296 and h110 for 180gr is 12.5gr and max 13gr this is in the rifle loads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by systolic View Post
    Just use 296 or H110 data.

    Belmont Magnum Pistol is the exact same powder as sold by Winchester as 296 and by Hodgdon as H110. It's made by St Marks Powder in Florida.

    If you follow this link to the Belmont site, you'll even see 296 in brackets after the name Belmont Magnum Pistol. Further down in the description, where they cut and pasted it, they even call it 296 not Belmont Magnum Pistol.

    Magnum Pistol Powder (WC 296) – Belmont Ammunition
    Thanks systolic. On their website, the number given looks to be the max load for 296. Will start at 16.1 I think.

    Cheers.

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    omegaspeedy invest $40 and purchase a set of lee spoons...they dont cost a cent to sit on reloading bench and are pretty darn quick to get you within 1/2grn for the times you want to tweek a load a bit or just do say 20 loads.Ive got a great powder thrower but use the spoons into scales if less than 20 rounds as its just about as quick if you take set up time into account....and they are just the ducks nuts for trail boss loads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    omegaspeedy invest $40 and purchase a set of lee spoons...they dont cost a cent to sit on reloading bench and are pretty darn quick to get you within 1/2grn for the times you want to tweek a load a bit or just do say 20 loads.Ive got a great powder thrower but use the spoons into scales if less than 20 rounds as its just about as quick if you take set up time into account....and they are just the ducks nuts for trail boss loads.
    Thanks Micky, I'm using the yellow spoons as we speak
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    Interestingly, the shitty old lee powder dispenser is metering perfectly on W296 unlike with AP70N. I'm impressed.
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    Yeah that ball powder measures like water, don't down load 296 it's recommend for max loads only, for lighter loads use 231.

 

 

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