As it turned out, the best part was loading and shooting lead-alloy bullets in the fast-cycling Lightning. A .357 Magnum cartridge over the established 1.590-inch length will not fit or cycle through the Uberti’s action. Min Charge Max Charge Optimal Charge Bullet Make Bullet Type … Powders - Reloading 357 Magnum The Uberti’s 20-inch barrel and closed breech fired various bullets somewhat over 800 fps faster than a revolver with a 4-inch barrel.
Power Pro 300-MP also provided the evenest velocities, although all the powders used were pretty consistent with standard deviations of 20 to 40 fps for five shots.
Berry's say that you should start with light to medium load data for an equally sized/shaped jacketed bullet.
The 158 grain Fusion load is very much reliant on stout bodied game if it is to produce a fast kill. Hodgdon Lil’Gun was a bit faster with 158-grain bullets. This bullet has a fairly long nose that merges smoothly to the bullet’s full diameter and feeds slickly through the Uberti pump. I single loaded cartridges by hand into the chamber, and they shot great and had an average muzzle velocity of 1,246 fps. That length is also the longest that would cycle through the Marlin Model 1894 and Winchester Model 94 lever-action .357s I’ve shot in the past. The .357 Magnum is a useful and fun cartridge when fired from a revolver.
I tried bullets cast from an LBT 358 200 FN mould, but that bullet seated in a .357 case with the mouth folded in the bullet’s crimping groove measured 1.641 inches in length, a bit longer to cycle through the Uberti’s action. I resolved the problem by shooting bullets cast from an RCBS 38-158-CM mould.
909 ----- 158 grain LSWC or LRN (Semi-Wad Cutter or Round Nose) (I don't recommend lead at over 950 FPS unless hard cast) (unless at least using a Gas Check or copper plated) Bullseye 4.8 gr. The chambers in a .357 revolver’s cylinder offer quite a bit of leeway in what they accept in cartridge length and bullet profile. These velocity gains translate into twice the bullet energy and half as much drop out to 100 yards. Author: John Haviland / Wolfe Publishing Co. You must be a subscriber to see the full article. Like all .357 magnum bullets, best performance is obtained at impact velocities above 1300fps. I thought that higher velocity was everything I wanted when I started handloading a variety of powders and bullets for a .357 Magnum Uberti Lightning Short Rifle pump action with a 20-inch barrel. Now I need to find load data for them.
You can also click on the image and a pdf version will open in a new window. Alliant Power Pro 300-MP registered the fastest speeds across the board. The Uberti’s 20-inch barrel and closed breech fired various bullets somewhat over 800 fps faster than a revolver with a 4-inch barrel. I just scored 1k Berry's 158gr FP's in .357. Palmettostatearmory, the minimum amount of powder to stretch you dollar as far as it will go. Unfortunately, core bonded bullets can be tricky customers in the handguns and levers. 357 Magnum Load Data; 357 Remington Maximum Load Data; 40 S&W Load Data; 10mm Auto Load … For a high-energy load, it’s probably better to shoot 158-grain bullets with their 500 fps of additional velocity. Does anything change with a LSWHP of the same weight? The same load of H-110 shot a Sierra 140-grain JHC bullet 695 fps faster from the Uberti than from a revolver. All Palmetto Reloading Gear/Accessories! Reloading The .357 Magnum ... gr. ALL 90 gr 110 gr 125 gr 130 gr 135 gr 140 gr 146 gr 147 gr 148 gr 150 gr 158 gr 170 gr 180 gr 187 gr 200 gr. The bullets could be loaded in .38 Special cases, and the cartridges would be short enough to fit, but that would reduce the velocity of the heavy bullet. A rifle’s action demands a more exact cartridge length. Shooting jacketed bullets through the Uberti isn’t a problem, because they don’t have an abrupt edge from the nose back toward full diameter; but swaged lead semi-wadcutter bullets and bullets cast from moulds like the RCBS 38-150-SWC and Lyman 358156 refused to enter the chamber.
All information is provided "as is" with all faults without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. For example, the Uberti shot Sierra 125-grain JHC bullets 818 fps faster than a revolver with the same 22.0 grains of Power Pro 300-MP. They were factory seconds that I got for 9c a piece!
939 max with plain lead bullet Bullseye 5.8 gr. 40 caliber, 10mm (400 dia) 40 Smith & Wesson 155 40 Smith & Wesson 165 40 Smith & Wesson 180 10mm Auto 155 10mm Auto 165 10mm Auto 180. Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by minutemen1776, Oct 17, 2009. Powder Although The High Road has attempted to provide accurate information on the forum, The High Road assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. Powder Bul Weight C.O.L. Walkalong, I'm from Wetumpka..................Ever shoot at the range over on Lower Wetumpka Road? For a high-energy load, it’s probably better to shoot 158-grain bullets with their 500 fps of additional velocity. Reloading Questions; About. The Uberti gained 622 fps with Hornady 158 FP-XTP bullets over Power Pro 300-MP. 830 Titegroup 3.3 gr.
However, Hodgdon’s 2012 Annual Manual lists loads for Lil’Gun only with 158-grain and heavier bullets. About; Disclaimer; Contact; Log in / Sign up.357 Magnum - Manufacturer Loading Data.
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