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Old October 13th, 2016, 11:25 AM   #1
 
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What are you feeding your GP at the range

Back when I had my last gp100 I shot alot of lead but what a misery to clean up.

What are you guys using for range fodder for your gp100? I will reload at some point but I am not ready to do 38 or 357 yet. I would like to keep it fairly cheap and FMJ but .. well what brand and type are you using?
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If I'm not shooting reloads, then I usually just grab some Winchester white box or some Remington. Usually 158 grain in 38 or 357
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What ever is cheapest. When you score free shipping it ends up being almost $10/box cheaper then the store. Otherwise I buy whatever is on sale at the store. So far it's been all fmj stuff
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158 grain lead swc over unique for 900 fps out of a 4 inch barrel.
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bwinters that sounds like a great load is that .357 or .38 Special?
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I'm shooting either 296,2400,Lil'Gun, of 4227 topped with a 158 grain plated SWC from Xtreme bullets.
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OP said he's not reloading 38/357 yet so load recipes don't really help.

I've shot a lot of Winchester white box through my GP100s. I've never had a problem with aluminum cased Blazer but usually prefer brass. I've bought new and reman ammo from Freedom Munitions when they've had a sale and free shipping deals. Freedom can be slow in delivery - the last order I had with them took 4 weeks to ship. For range plinking I've never been real picky and the guns never seemed to care. I usually shoot 158 gr but I've also shot a good bit of 125 gr. All jacketed stuff. Locally I've bought from WalMart and Bass Pro, online from Freedom and Cabela's. When buying online I always look for free shipping or low flat rate shipping deals. Ammo is heavy - my last order from FM weighed 113 lbs.
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CCI blazer in .357, CCI clean fire in 38 +P. The blazer .357 is relatively low recoil and the clean fire is well, clean. Both 158 gr.
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I run 158g thru my Coonan as well as GP100, most anything not aluminum cased. I run 158g and 180g reloads thru the GP on the warmer side with 'Lil Gun in Magnum cases. Going to do a run of 180g in .38 Special soon. Projectiles are double plated from Frontier.
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158 grain swc at 900 fps out of a 4 inch with unique.
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American Eagle in 158g FP shot well in the Smith and GP100. I can't always find them hear so another range choice is the 158g Blazer fodder. I don't buy much factory stuff but those two worked for me.
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Mine likes a maximum charge of Accurate #9 and a cast 158 grain , swc , gas checked bullet .
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bwinters you still didn't answer my question is your load .357 Mag. or a .38 Special loading?? Whats your amount of powder chg with Unique??
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I'm not going to be much help because in most of my 38/357 I shoot factory 158gr LRN (usually Federal). I can reload for 38/357 but store bought ammo is so cheap why bother? I don't have any leading problems either.
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Handloaded 158gr Rainier or Berry bullets over Bullseye.
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