special loads in 357
Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:51 am
Have not had much luck shooting 38 special loads in 357 mag. The general consensus is that they don't shoot as well because the bullet has to make a bigger jump.The difference in case length is .135 - So I figured just add that much length to the front driving band, (for me that would be .09 +.135=.225), to make up the difference. I am worried that this is going to make for a front heavy, unstable bullet though. I wouldn't be asking this question but I have an ample supply of .38 brass and am shy on 357. If I could find a happy medium for the front band length, (add .135 to half the default front band length to total .185?) and still be able to conjure up a load that would shoot, I'd be willing to try. Would like to know if you have any experience or theories on the matter of designing a bullet for shooting special loads in the 357.