358 Winchester

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358 Winchester

Postby mtngun » Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:37 pm

from the old forum:

Satisifaction finally! Dan, You probably don't remember but, 2-3 years ago you made a brass 225 grain mold for my .358 Browning which works surperbly, turning in 1 to 1.5" groups at slightly over 2000 fps.

I also have a model 70 FTW. that I rebarreled to .358 back in the 80's that has never been the equal to the BLR. I've used the RCBS 35-200 with ho-hum results and the Lyman 358318HP with worse. In fact, the only accurate load with cast has been Lyman 358156 HP pushed out with 11 grains of Unique but, was a little deficient for hunting.

Well, to shorten up the story somewhat, I tried bullets from your mold. Dang, if I didn't know better I'd say the mold was made for this rifle. It still is cantankerous in that all it wants to be fed is 2400 powder but, 23 grains plus a tuft of polyester under this bullet, leaves the muzzle slightly over 1900 fps and a 6 group average is 1.8". :D Not benchrest standards by any means but, sufficent for any deer hunting I will put it to.

--JDL

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Re: 358 Winchester

Postby mtngun » Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:37 pm

Yes, I remember your bullet. Glad to hear it is earning its keep. Thanks for the report. :D


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