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Old October 28th, 2010, 03:58 PM   #1
 
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.357 v .358 Lead Boolets

What are the pros and cons .357 vs. .358 lead bullets in a GP100? I have to take what my gun store can get in the way of reloading supplies, and his new supply is .358/158 gr. I have shot about a 100 of the .358s and donít see any difference. I plan on doing the throat and forcing cone mods per IBOK as soon as I find a gunsmith I trust.



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Old October 28th, 2010, 04:09 PM   #2
 
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Go for 'em. My cast "boolits" are .3575" to .3585". They shoot great in the Security-Six.
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I'd stay away from the .357" size...too much chance they'll lead.
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His gun store only has the .358's, so he should be GTG.

That said, I agree with APatriot in most cases. There are guns that actually do better with .357", e. g. certain S&W Model 19's, but most guns do prefer .358".
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Jacketed - .357". Cast lead - .358"+.
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Watch it when you do the throats. If you go over .358 then you will be looking for .359 bullets to buy or casting your own.
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My way has been this:
.358 is SOFT & SWAGED LEAD
.357 leads would be HARD CAST
.357 jackets obviously.

I see guys yapping about " leading up barrels" guess I do it different or something. I have shot tons of soft leads ( HBWC and the likes ) and never had any troubles. I'm not one to clean a gun every time I shoot neither.
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