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357 Magnum, all bullet weights
BulletPowder WeightPowderVelocityOALPrimerSource
110gr JHP 8.8 grNo. 2 1,324 fps1.575" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 7.9 gr

110gr JHP 10.8 grNo. 5 1,340 fps1.575" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 9.7 gr

110gr JHP 13.0 grNo. 7 1,424 fps1.575" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 11.7 gr

110gr XTP 6.5 grVV N310 1,353 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 5.9 gr

110gr XTP 7.8 grVV N320 1,455 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 7.0 gr

110gr XTP 9.2 grVV N340 1,553 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 8.3 gr

110gr XTP 10.4 grVV 3N37 1,622 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 9.4 gr

110gr XTP 10.6 grVV N350 1,627 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 9.5 gr

110gr XTP 19.8 grVV N110 1,872 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 17.8 gr

110gr JHP 9.0 grBullseye 1,690 fps1.56" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 8.1 gr

Pressure: 31,700

110gr JHP 7.7 grRed Dot 1,560 fps1.56" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 6.9 gr

Pressure: 34,000

110gr JHP 10.0 grGreen Dot 1,660 fps1.56" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 9.0 gr

Pressure: 31,300

110gr JHP 10.0 grUnique 1,735 fps1.56" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 9.0 gr

Pressure: 34,100

110gr JHP 13.0 grHerco 1,885 fps1.56" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 11.7 gr

Pressure: 33,300

110gr JHP 16.0 grBlue Dot 2,040 fps1.56" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 14.4 gr

Pressure: 33,800

110gr JHP 8.8 grWin 231 1,575 fps  Winchester
Suggested starting load: 7.9 gr

Pressure: 42,500 CUP

110gr JHP 22.5 grLil’Gun 1,550 fps WSP Admin
The bullet was seated to the crimp groove. Lots of blast and flash with this load but little recoil. Velocity is from a 5.5" Redhawk.

110gr JHP 16.0 grBlue Dot 1,762 fps1.570" CCI 550 Admin
Winchester JHP, fired from a 5.5" Redhawk, 45 deg F. This is the max published load from Alliant.

110gr JHP 24.0 grH110 1,468 fps1.56" CCI 550 Admin
S&B cases, 110gr Winchester JHP fired in a 5.5" Redhawk.

SD 39 fps, ES 43 fps

110gr JHP 9.7 grPower Pistol 1,690 fps1.560" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 8.7 gr
5.6" test barrel.

Pressure: 34,000 PSI

110gr JHP 7.8 grAmerican Select 1,520 fps1.560" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 7.0 gr
5.6" test barrel.

Pressure: 32,700 PSI

110gr JHP 14.0 graccurate # 7 1,298 fps1.509" CCI SP guest
Bullet Remington 110gr SJHP,Velocity from 2 1/4" SP-101

110gr JHP 10.5 grPower Pistol 1,342 fps1.590" CCI SP guest
Bullet was Remington 110gr SJHP,Velocity from 2 1/4" SP-101

Admin Note: Above Alliant max of 9.7gr @ 1.56" OAL and 34,000 PSI.

124gr LSWC 8.6 grVV N340 1,450 fps1.614"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 7.7 gr

124gr LSWC 9.1 grVV N350 1,460 fps1.614"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 8.2 gr

124gr LSWC 17.0 grVV N110 1,668 fps1.614"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 15.3 gr

125gr JHP 15.5 grBlue Dot 1,550 fps1.6" WSP guest
Fairly standard to hot load.

125gr JHP 8.2 grNo. 2 1,312 fps1.57" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 7.4 gr

125gr JHP 10.1 grNo. 5 1,322 fps1.57" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 9.1 gr

125gr JHP 12.0 grNo. 7 1,236 fps1.57" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 10.8 gr

125gr FP/XTP 5.9 grVV N310 1,213 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 5.3 gr

125gr FP/XTP 7.0 grVV N320 1,309 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 6.3 gr

125gr FP/XTP 8.6 grVV N340 1,439 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 7.7 gr

125gr FP/XTP 9.5 grVV N350 1,490 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 8.6 gr

125gr FP/XTP 18.1 grVV N110 1,738 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 16.3 gr

125gr XTP 20.0 grH4227 1,839 fps1.59" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 18.0 gr

Pressure: 42,000 CUP

125gr XTP 22.0 grH110 1,966 fps1.59" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 19.8 gr

Pressure: 41,400 CUP

125gr XTP 10.9 grHS6 1,629 fps1.59" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 9.8 gr

Pressure: 42,100 CUP

125gr XTP 7.6 grUniversal 1,453 fps1.59" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 6.8 gr

Pressure: 39,600 CUP

125gr XTP 8.5 grHP38 1,514 fps1.59" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 7.7 gr

Pressure: 42,700 CUP

125gr XTP 7.5 grTiteGroup 1,497 fps1.59" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 6.8 gr

Pressure: 41,200 CUP

125gr JSP 8.4 grBullseye 1,550 fps1.57" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 7.6 gr

Pressure: 32,800

125gr JSP 7.0 grRed Dot 1,410 fps1.57" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 6.3 gr

Pressure: 34,000

125gr JSP 7.3 grGreen Dot 1,415 fps1.57" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 6.6 gr

Pressure: 33,600

125gr JSP 9.6 grUnique 1,585 fps1.57" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 8.6 gr

Pressure: 33,800

125gr JSP 9.8 grHerco 1,590 fps1.57" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 8.8 gr

Pressure: 33,600

125gr JSP 14.5 grBlue Dot 1,795 fps1.57" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 13.1 gr

Pressure: 34,000

125gr JSP 17.6 gr2400 1,810 fps1.57" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 15.8 gr

125gr JHP 8.1 grWin 231 1,460 fps  Winchester
Suggested starting load: 7.3 gr

Pressure: 42,500 CUP

125gr JHP 18.5 grWin 296 1,800 fps  Winchester
Suggested starting load: 16.7 gr

Pressure: 32,500 CUP

125gr JHP 10.2 grHiSkor 800X 1,360 fps1.58" Win SPM guest
Excellent load I find I like it better than Blue Dot.

125gr JHP 18.5 grIMR4227 1,325 fps1.58" Win SPM guest
COMPRESSED LOAD

125gr JHP 17.5 grH108 1,676 fps  Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 15.8 gr

Pressure: 34,400 CUP

125gr JSP 9.2 grPower Pistol 1,555 fps1.570" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 8.3 gr
5.6" test barrel.

Pressure: 33,500 PSI

125gr JSP 7.4 grAmerican Select 1,400 fps1.570" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 6.7 gr
5.6" test barrel.

Pressure: 33,200 PSI

125gr JHP 9.0 grUnique Unknown Win SP guest
Very accurate in S&W 586. Changing to mag primer brings signs of excess pressure, so beware.

125gr JHP 15.3 grBlue Dot 1,850 fps CCI SPM guest
8" Colt Python Good groundhog round, have taken 2 deer with same round. Enters and expands quick, destroys internal organs completely.

125gr JHP 13.5 grIMR SR 4756 1,462 fps CCI SR guest
Golden Saber taper crimped just ahead of the driving band. MV clocked out of a 4" Mod 66

125gr JHP 7.2 grIMR-SR7625 Unknown1.58" SPM guest
This load is based on a Berrys Plated HP of 125grs.using a Remington 5 1/2 mag. primer and using a medium to heavy crimp just so you dont cut through the plating. I always pull one just to make sure I have not cut through the plating. Very accurate load and economical to shoot. Shooting it out of a S&W 327 Performance Center 4 inch barrel, a S&W 586 6 inch barrel , and a Taurus Tracker 6 1/2 inch barrel.Shoots fine out of all 3 guns.

125gr XTP 20.0 grH-110 1,334 fps CCI SP guest
 

125gr JHP 17.9 grWIN 296 1,785 fps1.594" Win SPM guest
A terrific load for my Ruger GP100 SS 6" lugged barrel. Easy and smooth with a 3 lb trigger pull.

125gr JHP 10.5 grAccurate #5 Unknown1.175" CCI SP guest
Fired in a 4 in python at 50 yds I get 2.75 inch 3 shot groups with iron sights using Winchester projectiles. Very accurate and a medium load.

125gr BTHP 9.8 grHERCO 1,590 fps1.570" Win SPM guest
This handload is crowned with Berry’s MFG(copper plated lead hollow point)with no crimp. It expands extremly well and leaves a nasty enough wound channel(for it’s economical cost to produce).It generates an approximate chamber pressure of 33,600psi. Use this load for small game or known thieves in your neighborhood!

125gr XTP 18.5 gr296 1,500 fps Win SP guest
load printed almost as good group as my 38 target loads and is not the max. charge as listed by Hornady and Sierra.

125 gr JHP 13.5 grsurpls.wc820 Unknownstd" Win SP guest
ruger gp100 6" barrel. tested recoil good feels like factory fodder. estimate at 13-1400fps have shot up to 14.5gr for a heavier load powder rate at accurate no.9 burn rate or slower great mag handgun powder little powder residue unlike h110powder in magnum handguns. by b.german

125gr JHP 7.8 grWinchester 231 Unknown1.590" Win SPM guest
Shoots flat and straight. Close to factory but shoots better groups.

125gr JHP 13.5 graccurate # 7 1,289 fps1.590" CCI SP guest
Bullet Remington 125gr SJHP,Velocity from 2 1/4" SP-101

Admin Note: Above Accurate max of 13.2gr @ 1.575" OAL

125gr JSP 8.7 grUnique Unknown1.570" CCI SP guest
This shoots well in my Rossi 972 357 mag. Light recoil and light report for a 357 mag.

135gr LSWC 4.0 grADI AP50N 840 fps Fed SP guest
Projectile is BNWC - Button Nose Wad Cutter

Email author: ijlr 
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140gr JHP 7.8 grNo. 2 1,199 fps1.575" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 7.0 gr

140gr JHP 9.7 grNo. 5 1,205 fps1.575" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 8.7 gr

140gr JHP 11.6 grNo. 7 1,215 fps1.575" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 10.4 gr

140gr JHP 14.4 grNo. 9 1,349 fps1.575" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 13.0 gr

140gr HP 8.2 grVV N340 1,321 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 7.4 gr

140gr HP 9.0 grVV N350 1,361 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 8.1 gr

140gr HP 9.1 grVV 3N37 1,364 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 8.2 gr

140gr HP 16.8 grVV N110 1,620 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 15.1 gr

140gr JHP 17.2 grHodgdon H-110 1,464 fps1.59" CCI 550 guest
Maximum load reduce by 10% and work up

140gr JHP 16.0 grH108 1,569 fps  Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 14.4 gr

Pressure: 34,800 CUP

140gr JHP 19.0 grh110 1,400 fps Win SPM guest
Very nice load for handgun or rifle, near max. Great Blacktail deer load

140gr XTP 13.0 grAlliant 2400 Unknown1.566" Win SPM guest
Two six shot groups fired from Ransom Rest at 25 yards. Avg of the two groups fired was 1.12". Gun used: Out of the box Ruger Black Hawk, stainless steel, 4& 5/8" barrel. Did not cronograph but this load should be about 1300 fps. By the way, this is not a maximum load. Winchester brass used.

145gr LSWC 6.3 grVV N320 1,232 fps1.614"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 5.7 gr

145gr LSWC 7.3 grVV N340 1,303 fps1.614"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 6.6 gr

145gr LSWC 7.8 grVV N350 1,319 fps1.614"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 7.0 gr

145gr LSWC 8.3 grVV 3N37 1,349 fps1.614"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 7.5 gr

145gr LSWC 15.0 grVV N110 1,566 fps1.614"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 13.5 gr

145gr JHP 16.0 grH4227 1,566 fps1.535" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 14.4 gr

Pressure: 42,700 CUP

145gr JHP 17.2 grH110 1,691 fps1.535" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 15.5 gr

Pressure: 42,600 CUP

145gr JHP 9.5 grHS6 1,461 fps1.535" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 8.6 gr

Pressure: 41,800 CUP

145gr JHP 6.5 grUniversal 1,261 fps1.535" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 5.9 gr

Pressure: 39,900 CUP

145gr JHP 7.1 grHP38 1,330 fps1.535" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 6.4 gr

Pressure: 42,200 CUP

145gr JHP 6.6 grTiteGroup 1,317 fps1.535" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 5.9 gr

Pressure: 42,900 CUP

145gr STHP 17.5 grWin 296 1,640 fps  Winchester
Suggested starting load: 15.8 gr

Pressure: 31,600 CUP

148gr LWC 2.8 grBullseye 780 fps1.33" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 2.5 gr

Pressure: 10,000

148gr LWC 5.7 grBullseye 1,475 fps1.33" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 5.1 gr

Pressure: 34,000

148gr LWC 2.7 grRed Dot 775 fps1.33" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 2.4 gr

Pressure: 12,400

148gr LWC 4.6 grRed Dot 1,300 fps1.33" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 4.1 gr

Pressure: 33,600

148gr LWC 2.8 grGreen Dot 780 fps1.33" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 2.5 gr

Pressure: 14,100

148gr LWC 5.1 grGreen Dot 1,310 fps1.33" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 4.6 gr

Pressure: 34,000

148gr LWC 3.3 grUnique 775 fps1.33" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 3.0 gr

Pressure: 10,000

148gr LWC 6.4 grUnique 1,465 fps1.33" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 5.8 gr

Pressure: 33,800

148gr LWC 6.7 grHerco 1,510 fps1.33" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 6.0 gr

Pressure: 33,900

148gr LWC 10.0 grBlue Dot 1,625 fps1.33" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 9.0 gr

Pressure: 33,800

148gr LWC 12.2 gr2400 1,675 fps1.33" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 11.0 gr

Pressure: 33,800

148gr WC 3.4 grWin 231 880 fps  Winchester
Suggested starting load: 3.1 gr

Pressure: 19,500 CUP

148gr LFP 4.6 grUnique 1,053 fps1.305" Win SPM guest
Bullets are Oregon Trail (Laser-Cast)148gr DEWC. Bullets were seated all the way into the case with a slight roll crimp over the top. Produced a 1" stretched hole @ 12 yards with 6 1/2" Ruger BH. Muzzle velocity is estimated. Very mild, pleasant to shoot.

150gr Lead 6.9 grWin 231 1,305 fps  Winchester
Suggested starting load: 6.2 gr

Pressure: 42,000 CUP

150gr Lead 14.0 grWin 296 1,510 fps  Winchester
Suggested starting load: 12.6 gr

Pressure: 32,000 CUP

150gr JSP 15.0 grH108 1,478 fps  Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 13.5 gr

Pressure: 33,600 CUP

150gr LSWC 4.0 grADI AP50N 820 fps Fed SP guest
Most suitable for Single action

Email author: ijlr 
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150gr LSWC 7.0 grADI AP70 1,050 fps Fed SP guest

Admin Note: Over ADIs max listed load of 6.7gr

155gr LSWC-HP 14.0 gr2400 Unknown1.580" CCI SPM guest
Verry accurate, and dependable load

158gr LSWC 5.8 grNo. 2 1,074 fps1.58" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 5.2 gr

158gr LSWC 8.2 grNo. 5 1,239 fps1.58" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 7.4 gr

158gr LSWC 10.5 grNo. 7 1,239 fps1.58" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 9.5 gr

158gr LSWC 12.2 grNo. 9 1,280 fps1.58" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 11.0 gr

158gr JHP 6.9 grNo. 2 1,088 fps1.58" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 6.2 gr

158gr JHP 8.6 grNo. 5 1,080 fps1.58" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 7.7 gr

158gr JHP 10.5 grNo. 7 1,139 fps1.58" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 9.5 gr

158gr JHP 13.0 grNo. 9 1,261 fps1.58" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 11.7 gr

158gr HP 6.2 grVV N320 1,096 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 5.6 gr

158gr HP 7.3 grVV N340 1,182 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 6.6 gr

158gr HP 8.2 grVV 3N37 1,232 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 7.4 gr

158gr HP 8.3 grVV N350 1,259 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 7.5 gr

158gr FP 11.7 grVV N105 1,399 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 10.5 gr

158gr HP 15.1 grVV N110 1,475 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 13.6 gr

158gr XTP 16.0 grH4227 1,520 fps1.58" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 14.4 gr

Pressure: 42,600 CUP

158gr XTP 16.7 grH110 1,591 fps1.58" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 15.0 gr

Pressure: 40,700 CUP

158gr XTP 18.0 grLIL’GUN 1,577 fps1.58" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 16.2 gr

Pressure: 25,800 CUP

158gr XTP 9.5 grHS6 1,375 fps1.58" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 8.6 gr

Pressure: 41,900 CUP

158gr XTP 6.3 grUniversal 1,133 fps1.58" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 5.7 gr

Pressure: 39,300 CUP

158gr XTP 6.9 grHP38 1,220 fps1.58" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 6.2 gr

Pressure: 40,000 CUP

158gr XTP 6.1 grTiteGroup 1,229 fps1.58" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 5.5 gr

Pressure: 41,900 CUP

158gr LSWC 6.5 grBullseye 1,320 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 5.9 gr

Pressure: 33,900

158gr JSP 6.8 grBullseye 1,250 fps1.575" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 6.1 gr

Pressure: 33,100

158gr LSWC 5.5 grRed Dot 1,215 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 5.0 gr

Pressure: 34,000

158gr JSP 6.0 grRed Dot 1,160 fps1.575" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 5.4 gr

Pressure: 33,400

158gr LSWC 6.0 grGreen Dot 1,240 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 5.4 gr

Pressure: 34,000

158gr JSP 7.0 grGreen Dot 1,215 fps1.575" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 6.3 gr

Pressure: 34,000

158gr LSWC 6.8 grUnique 1,295 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 6.1 gr

Pressure: 33,900

158gr JSP 7.8 grUnique 1,280 fps1.575" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 7.0 gr

Pressure: 33,200

158gr JSP 8.0 grPower Pistol 1,305 fps1.575" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 7.2 gr

Pressure: 33,800

158gr LSWC 7.9 grHerco 1,365 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 7.1 gr

Pressure: 33,900

158gr JSP 8.2 grHerco 1,305 fps1.575" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 7.4 gr

Pressure: 34,000

158gr LSWC 10.3 grBlue Dot 1,490 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 9.3 gr

Pressure: 33,600

158gr JSP 10.7 grBlue Dot 1,420 fps1.575" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 9.6 gr

Pressure: 33,300

158gr LSWC 15.3 gr2400 1,620 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 13.8 gr

Pressure: 34,000

158gr JSP 15.2 gr2400 1,535 fps1.575" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 13.7 gr

Pressure: 33,100

158gr SP 12.0 grBlue Dot 1,600 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 10.8 gr

Pressure: 42,900

158gr SP 14.6 gr2400 1,640 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 13.1 gr

Pressure: 42,300

158gr JHP 6.9 grWin 231 1,260 fps  Winchester
Suggested starting load: 6.2 gr

Pressure: 42,000 CUP

158gr Lead 6.7 grWin 231 1,275 fps  Winchester
Suggested starting load: 6.0 gr

Pressure: 42,500 CUP

158gr Lead 14.5 grWin 296 1,560 fps  Winchester
Suggested starting load: 13.1 gr

Pressure: 38,000 CUP

158gr JHP 16.6 grWin 296 1,610 fps  Winchester
Suggested starting load: 14.9 gr

Pressure: 39,500 CUP

158gr LSWC 15.5 gr2400 1,550 fps fed. spm guest
Very warm load,work up slow. Large frame guns only. This is the modern equvilant to the "original" 1935 spec 357 load.(158gr. swc, 15.8gr 2400, small rifle primer.) REQUIRES HEAVY CRIMP.

158gr JHP 10.0 grAA #7 1,150 fps WSPM guest
The most consistently accurate .357 load I have found. Shoots great in an Freedom Arms 353, a TC Contender, and a S&W 686.

158gr LSWC 8.0 grunique Unknown std guest
shoots very well in all my smiths

158gr jsp 7.0 grUnique Unknown winchester guest
 

158gr hardcast 6.8 grW231 Unknown Winchester guest
Is load too hot for SW Model 19?

158gr LSWC 10.2 grbluedot Unknown SR guest
very accurate

158gr LSWC 17.0 grLil Gun 1,445 fps1.615" CCI SPM Admin
This was an extremely consistant load with a standard dev of only 12 fps and an extreme spread of only 16 fps. Bullet was a typical 158gr bevel base LSWC that can be found almost anywhere.

158gr LSWC 19.0 grLil Gun 1,559 fps1.615" CCI SPM Admin
Fired in a 5.5" Redhawk, this is max load for typical 357s. I’d shoot it in my GP100 but I'd hesitate to shoot it in anything smaller. Cases extracted easily, load was very consistant standard dev was 26 fps. Careful consideration must be paid to OAL to be sure you don't get into an over pressure situation.

158gr LSWC 10.0 grsr4756 Unknown SP guest
 

158gr BTHP 13.5 gr2400 Unknown CCI SP guest
 

158gr LSWC 8.9 grHiSkor800x 1,215 fps1.580" Win SPM guest
 

158gr LSWC 15.8 grIMR4227 1,205 fps1.58" Win SPM guest
Excellent target load and great ballistics

158gr LSWC 5.0 grTITEROUP 1,000 fps!!!!" Win SP guest
1 1/2 AT 25YD OUT OF MY RUGER O LESS

158gr LSWC 5.0 grtitegroup 1,000 fps Win SP guest
very good with RUGER AT 25 YDS KEN

158gr LSWC 5.0 grHodgdon Universal 830 fps1.615" Win SP guest
Very low recoil fun load.

158gr LSWC 5.3 grAA #2 Unknown Win SP guest
I was looking for a light load that had the same POA/POI as Federal 130 PD ammo. I arrived at this load after an Accurate Arms tech. suggested that I start with 5.0 gr of AA#2. POA/POI with the Feds. and my reloads is nearly identical in my S&W 340SC.

158gr JHP 15.5 grw296 1,210 fps CCI SPM guest
shoots very well.1.5in at 50 yrds with 686 with an 8.38 barrel

158gr LSWC 7.1 grbullseye Unknownstd" CCI SP guest
Powders a little dirty,a little goes a long way,but good accurate load----shoots great out of a GP100 ruger

158gr JHP 14.5 grH108 1,401 fps  Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 13.1 gr

Pressure: 34,200 CUP

158gr JHP 6.5 grBULLSEYE 1,050 fps1.575" Win SP guest
WORK WELL AT PIN SHOOT

158gr LSWC 9.0 grAlliant Blue Dot Unknown SPM guest
This load is the only 357mag. load that Iuse consistently,Ihave tried others but always come back to this one. Start at 9.0grs. and work up to 10.0grs. MAXIMUM IS 10.0grs.I load consistently at 9.0grs.and have had no problems when shot out of a Taurus Tracker 6.5inch barrel or a S&W 627 Performance Center 8 shot, 4inch barrel.

158gr LSWC-HP 9.5 grherco 1,375 fps1.585" CCI SP guest
A little warm but safe in my Security Six.

158gr JSP 15.0 grWinchester 296 1,142 fps1.575" CCI SPM guest
Very nice practice load, mild recoil. Very consistent and accurate. Remington SJHP.

158gr JHP 16.5 grWinchester 296 1,338 fps1.575" CCI SPM guest
6 1/2" Taurus Tracker.

158gr XTP 8.4 grHodgdon Longshot Unknown1.570" CCI SPM guest
 

158gr TMJ 15.0 grHodgdon H110 1,137 fps1.590" CCI SPM guest
Fired from 4" S&W 686. Bullet is Rainier copper plated round nose.

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158gr TMJ 17.0 grHodgdon Lil’ Gun 1,316 fps1.590" CCI SPM guest
Fired from 4" S&W 686. Bullet is Rainier copper plated round nose. Load is max for this bullet -- any faster and the copper strips off in the barrel.

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158gr LSWC 5.5 grWin. 231 1,020 fps1585" Win SP guest
Bullet is SWC Hard Cast. This is a good midrange load with very little leading.I’ve shot thousands of this load in my 6 inch Ruger Security Six with excellent results. A good crimp is recomended

158gr LSWC 4.5 grbullseye Unknown CCI SP guest
 

158gr JHP 8.0 grUnique 1,085 fps1.580" CCI SPM guest
Great plinking load. Very accurate. 1085 fps is a 10 shot average from a 4" Colt King Cobra. Bullet used was a Hornady XTP.

158gr FMJ 6.0 grHP-38 890 fps1.580" CCI SP guest
Great plinking load using the Berry’s 158 gr. plated FP bullet. Average velocity was 890 fps for 10 shots out of a 4" Colt King Cobra. Those 10 shots went into a 1" group at 20 yds.

158gr LSWC 12.2 grEnforcer Unknown CCI SP guest
Excellent accuracy

158gr JHP 8.5 grHS6 Unknown Win SPM guest
Best load I found for my GP100 6"

158gr XTP 14.9 grH4227 1,450 fps CCI SPM guest
good accurate load,H4227 is in their "extreme" series powders-very consistant, fills case very well,this is a moderate load, easy on "L" size frame revolvers,use heavy crimp

158gr LSWC 5.0 grbullseye Unknown Win SP guest
1/78 340 pd gun is 12 0z cant take most any .357 factory ammo it tends to pull the bullet out of the case due to the powerfull recoil

158gr JSP 5.0 grBullseye 1,052 fps1.585" Win SP guest
Standard deviation of 7.8 (5 rounds) Tested from Contender 10" Barrel

158gr LSWC 17.5 grLIL’ GUN 1,501 fps1.590" CCI SPM guest
EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE FROM 4" GP-100.HEAVY RECOIL,WOULD NOT WANT TO USE IN A LIGHTER GUN.BULLET WAS A PENN 158GR TCBB LSWC.

158gr LFP 6.5 grIMR 800X Unknown1.58" Win SP guest
This is a light magnum load. It still packs a bit more punch than a .38 Special +P, with the added benefit of good plinking accuracy.

158gr JSP 7.0 grUnique Unknown Win SPM guest
 

158gr JHP 17.5 grWin 296 Unknown Fed SPM guest
Most accurate load in Blackhawk, TC Contender, worked well in GP100. Stout load. Do not accidentally get in J frame S&W!! (Note: from 1980s vintage load manuals.)

Admin Note: Hodgdon max for a 158gr XTP is 16.7gr @ 1.58" OAL.

158gr JHP 15.0 gr2400 Unknown CCI SP guest
VerY accurate in my m27 S&W

160gr FN 6.9 grVV N340 1,230 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 6.2 gr

160gr FN 7.4 grVV N350 1,253 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 6.7 gr

160gr FN 7.8 grVV 3N37 1,254 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 7.0 gr

160gr FN 14.1 grVV N110 1,492 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 12.7 gr

160gr LRN 16.0 grAR-2205 (ADI) Unknown Win SPM guest
 

165gr LRN 9.0 grVectan A1 1,154 fps Win SP guest
Gun: Taurus 605 2-3/4" Bullet: Lead Round Nose

170gr FMJ 6.2 grBullseye 1,175 fps1.585" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 5.6 gr

Pressure: 33,900

170gr FMJ 5.4 grRed Dot 1,025 fps1.585" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 4.9 gr

Pressure: 33,600

170gr FMJ 6.1 grGreen Dot 1,090 fps1.585" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 5.5 gr

Pressure: 33,700

170gr FMJ 6.8 grUnique 1,175 fps1.585" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 6.1 gr

Pressure: 33,600

170gr FMJ 8.0 grPower Pistol 1,195 fps1.585" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 7.2 gr

Pressure: 33,300

170gr FMJ 7.0 grHerco 1,175 fps1.585" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 6.3 gr

Pressure: 33,500

170gr FMJ 9.7 grBlue Dot 1,310 fps1.585" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 8.7 gr

Pressure: 33,800

170gr FMJ 12.1 gr2400 1,365 fps1.585" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 10.9 gr

Pressure: 33,600

170gr FMJ 10.7 grBlue Dot 1,445 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 9.6 gr

Pressure: 41,700

170gr FMJ 13.2 gr2400 1,450 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 11.9 gr
Alliant Silhouette load, Sierra FMJ

Pressure: 43,000

170gr FMJ 14.3 grWin 296 1,390 fps  Winchester
Suggested starting load: 12.9 gr

Pressure: 42,000 CUP

170gr LSWC 9.0 grBlue Dot 1,100 fps1.550" CCI SPM guest
this is a med. range load that works well in my S&W 586 6" & Coonan(1140 fps).this is a Keith bullet cast from Lyman #358429 mould.

173gr L-358429 5.5 grWin 231 Unknown1.671"  guest
Very accurate mid load for long cylinders such a M-19 S&W and N.M. Blackhawk. Seated to crimp groove in .357 brass.

173gr LSWC 15.0 grH110 1,307 fps1.62" WSP Admin
This was an exceptionally consistant load in my M27, less than 1 fps Standard Dev. The 173gr Keith is a very long nosed bullet, any longer than 1.62" and it will not fit in the M27 or GP100.

173gr LSWC 13.5 gr2400 1,313 fps1.48" WSP Admin
Original 38/44 Heavy Duty 38 Special load, loaded using 38 Special +P brass. This load should ONLY be used in 357 Magnums even though it uses a 38 Special case. Using the Dry Creek Bullets 173gr LSWC in 38 Special cases this round works great in my GP100 and M27 and is very accurate.

173gr LSWC 15.5 gr2400 1,416 fps1.62" WSP Admin
This is a duplicate of the original 357 Magnum load and is very hot by todays standard. Velocity listed is from a 8 3/8" M27. In a 4" GP100 velocity was 1386fps.

173gr LSWC 16.5 gr2400 1,511 fps1.65" CCI 550 Admin
Very hot load, over max!. Velocity is from a 5.5" Redhawk. This load should only be used in the strongest of sixguns - Redhawk, Blackhawk, Casulls. Careful consideration must be paid to OAL to be sure you don't get into an over pressure situation.

173gr LSWC 16.5 grH110 1,406 fps1.62" Win SPM Admin
Sharp recoil, some flattening of the primers but cases still extracted easily.

173gr LSWC 19.0 grLil Gun 1,587 fps1.645" CCI SPM Admin
Above max load! This was fired in a 5.5" Redhawk 357, cases all extracted easily, primers showed less flattening than many factory 357 loads but it should not be fired in smaller revolvers. Careful consideration must be paid to OAL to be sure you don't get into an over pressure situation.

173gr LSWC 17.0 grLil’Gun 1,499 fps1.645" CCI SMP Admin
Velocity from a 5.5" Redhawk, bullet is a true Keith design from Dry Creek Bullet Works.

180gr JHP 8.0 grNo. 5 1,040 fps1.575" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 7.2 gr

180gr JHP 9.4 grNo. 7 1,023 fps1.575" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 8.5 gr

180gr JHP 11.7 grNo. 9 1,140 fps1.575" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 10.5 gr

180gr TERA 6.3 grVV N340 976 fps1.677"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 5.7 gr

180gr TERA 6.7 grVV N350 991 fps1.677"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 6.0 gr

180gr TERA 7.0 grVV 3N37 1,005 fps1.677"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 6.3 gr

180gr TERA 12.7 grVV N110 1,277 fps1.677"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 11.4 gr

180gr TMJ 6.9 grVV N340 1,049 fps1.677"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 6.2 gr

180gr TMJ 7.3 grVV N350 1,062 fps1.677"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 6.6 gr

180gr TMJ 7.7 grVV 3N37 1,096 fps1.677"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 6.9 gr

180gr TMJ 10.1 grVV N105 1,240 fps1.677"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 9.1 gr

180gr TMJ 13.8 grVV N110 1,368 fps1.677"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 12.4 gr

180gr Nos Part 13.7 grH4227 1,308 fps1.575" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 12.3 gr

Pressure: 40,900 CUP

180gr Nos Part 13.5 grH110 1,396 fps1.575" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 12.2 gr

Pressure: 39,100 CUP

180gr Nos Part 15.0 grLIL’GUN 1,422 fps1.575" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 13.5 gr

Pressure: 34,500 CUP

180gr Nos Part 5.5 grTiteGroup 1,020 fps1.575" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 5.0 gr

Pressure: 40,300 CUP

180gr JFP 6.3 grBullseye 1,135 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 5.7 gr

Pressure: 34,000

180gr JFP 5.3 grRed Dot 930 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 4.8 gr

Pressure: 33,200

180gr JFP 6.0 grGreen Dot 1,010 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 5.4 gr

Pressure: 34,000

180gr JFP 7.0 grUnique 1,125 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 6.3 gr

Pressure: 33,800

180gr JFP 7.0 grPower Pistol 1,145 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 6.3 gr

Pressure: 33,800

180gr JFP 7.2 grHerco 1,110 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 6.5 gr

Pressure: 34,000

180gr JFP 9.7 grBlue Dot 1,260 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 8.7 gr

Pressure: 33,300

180gr JFP 12.5 gr2400 1,300 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 11.3 gr

Pressure: 32,700

180gr FMJ 9.6 grBlue Dot 1,265 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 8.6 gr

Pressure: 42,300

180gr FPJ 9.2 grBlue Dot 1,250 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 8.3 gr

Pressure: 42,400

180gr FMJ 11.8 gr2400 1,320 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 10.6 gr
Alliant Silhouette load, Sierra FMJ

Pressure: 42,900

180gr FPJ 12.1 gr2400 1,350 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 10.9 gr
Alliant Silhouette load, Sierra FPJ

Pressure: 41,700

180gr LFP 12.5 gr2400 1,250 fps Fed SPM guest
LBT Cast Performance Bullet 180 Grain FPGC Federal Match 200GM Primers Small Mag Pis 12.5 Grain of 2400 WW Nickle Cases Crimp using Lee Factory Crimp Die

180gr JHP 14.5 grW-W 296 Unknown1.595" Win SPM guest
 

180gr JHP 15.0 grW-W 296 Unknown1.595" Win LPM guest
 

180gr JHP 15.0 grw-w 296 1,450 fps Win SPM guest
This is a hot load to be used in heavy cylinder handguns, Rugers and smith and wesson models 27/8’s

180gr JHP 15.0 grw-w 296 1,450 fps Win SPM guest
This is a hot load to be used in heavy cylinder handguns, Rugers and smith and wesson models 27/8’s

180gr JHP 12.0 grH108 1,264 fps  Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 10.8 gr

Pressure: 35,400 CUP

180gr LFP 8.5 grBlue Dot Unknown Win SPM guest
I shoot this out of a S&W 627PC 8 shot and a Taurus Tracker 7 shot 6.5 inch barrel and have had no problems. Load is very accurate and not much more recoil than a 158gr. bullet.

180gr LSWC 14.6 grH-108 1,455 fps1.665" CCI SPM guest
This load is for Freedom Arms Revolvers ONLY. The OAL is too long for some revolvers and seating the bullet deeper would create higher pressures. RCBS 357 180gr, WW w/2% tin, oven heat treated, 24+ BHN works well. VEL 1455fps - SD 8 - ES 25. Chrono test for 25 shots.

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180gr TMJ 14.0 grh-110 1,450 fps CCI SRM guest
HOT!!!

Admin Note: Hodgdon max is 13.5gr, I would only use this in large frame 357s.

180gr JHP 12.5 grWC820 1,013 fps CCI SP guest
Bullet is Remington 180 gr SJHP. Fully expands and penetrates over 45 inches of water out of 3" barrel.

200gr TMJ 6.9 grVV N350 941 fps1.697"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 6.2 gr

200gr TMJ 7.0 grVV 3N37 971 fps1.697"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 6.3 gr

200gr TMJ 9.2 grVV N105 1,102 fps1.697"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 8.3 gr

200gr TMJ 12.1 grVV N110 1,183 fps1.697"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 10.9 gr

200gr LRN 5.3 grBullseye 1,085 fps1.575" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 4.8 gr

Pressure: 33,900

200gr LRN 4.6 grRed Dot 990 fps1.575" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 4.1 gr

Pressure: 33,600

200gr LRN 5.0 grGreen Dot 1,015 fps1.575" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 4.5 gr

Pressure: 34,000

200gr LRN 6.0 grUnique 1,105 fps1.575" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 5.4 gr

Pressure: 33,900

200gr LRN 6.1 grHerco 1,105 fps1.575" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 5.5 gr

Pressure: 33,900

200gr LRN 8.2 grBlue Dot 1,225 fps1.575" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 7.4 gr

Pressure: 33,900

200gr LRN 10.0 gr2400 1,245 fps1.575" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 9.0 gr

Pressure: 32,800

200gr Lead 5.5 grWin 231 1,060 fps  Winchester
Suggested starting load: 5.0 gr

Pressure: 42,500 CUP

200gr Lead 12.4 grWin 296 1,335 fps  Winchester
Suggested starting load: 11.2 gr

Pressure: 35,000 CUP

210gr LFN-GC 13.5 grLil’Gun 1,222 fps1.725" CCI 550 Admin
This was an accurate load in my 5.5" Redhawk, above and below this the bullets keyholed. Primers can cases showed no excessive pressure signs. Temp was 49 deg F.

250gr LFP 12.0 grLil’Gun 1,186 fps1.649" CCI 550 Admin
Fired from a 5.5" Redhawk, 45 deg F. For these to fit in the Ruger I had to use 38 Special cases. The bullet is a 35 caliber rifle LFP from Beartooth.

This data has not been pressure tested, it didn’t show any signs of being over pressure but should still be approached with caution.

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