Using .357 bullets in 350 Legend

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  1. Chappy410

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    Wondering if anyone is using .357 bullets in reloading the 350 Legend and what the results have been?
    Would appreciate any information available. Thanks
     
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    Hodgons, has a few recipes, I just put one together yesterday.
    Going up to Ben’s to pick up a assortment of ammunition, see what it likes .
     

  3. Chappy410

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    All I see on Hodgdon is for the .355 bullets. I'm interested in the bullets that measure .357.
     
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    The maximum bullet diameter in my Ruger less than .357. I have had decent results with .358 resized .356, crap results with correct .355, and have not tried resizing .357 to .356 yet. I tried checking some .357 bullets for max COAL and found that instead of contacting the lands, the bearing surface was contacting the front of the chamber where the cartridge should headspace.
     
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    mitdr774,
    I found the same thing to day when I loaded a dummy round using the Hornady 180 gr XTP to check OAL to lands today.
     
  6. Driven2tri24

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    I had the same exact issue with .357(140 FTX)bullets after resizing to .356 in my Ruger AR yet the .356”s load without any contact whatsoever in 3 different Savage’s I have. Maybe The difference is in the reamers they use to finish their chambers...


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