Loads for 2.5" and 4" revolvers

Loads for 2.5" and 4" revolvers

Joined: June 19th, 2016, 9:39 pm

August 28th, 2017, 5:31 pm #1

Hi Guys

I was wondering if anyone has any load recommendations for 2.5" or 4" revolvers. I should be able to get a few types of bullets, H&N 158 pc SWC, 158 JHP and ares 158 coated FP. For powders I can get titegroup, N310 and N320. I had previously used N310 with the SWC and it was accurate but snappy, very light loads are possible with the ares, although I don't feel they are as accurate. I haven't tries the H&N JHP yet but am planning to start.

I'd probably like to use one bullet for all competitions from the 5 shot to distinguished as it is expensive to get them shipped here, am I being realistic?

thanks guys
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Joined: August 28th, 2013, 9:41 pm

August 28th, 2017, 9:41 pm #2

I ran my distinguished load in a snub gun and shot a 557 with it
3.1 be 158 swc
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Joined: September 8th, 2014, 8:24 am

August 30th, 2017, 5:52 am #3

Hi Guys

I was wondering if anyone has any load recommendations for 2.5" or 4" revolvers. I should be able to get a few types of bullets, H&N 158 pc SWC, 158 JHP and ares 158 coated FP. For powders I can get titegroup, N310 and N320. I had previously used N310 with the SWC and it was accurate but snappy, very light loads are possible with the ares, although I don't feel they are as accurate. I haven't tries the H&N JHP yet but am planning to start.

I'd probably like to use one bullet for all competitions from the 5 shot to distinguished as it is expensive to get them shipped here, am I being realistic?

thanks guys
I'm using 3.5gns of AP50 (International/Hogdons) behind a coated 158 SWC. I find 310 a little snappy also but the AP50 is more than manageable and will hold a little over X ring at 25.
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Joined: November 16th, 2014, 3:55 pm

August 30th, 2017, 7:11 am #4

H&N .357 158grs HP HS
3,4grs N32C
Federal 100
OAL 36,4mm
Tapercrimp
Starline Brass

Use it from 5 Shot to Distinguished
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Joined: August 21st, 2013, 3:31 pm

August 30th, 2017, 2:30 pm #5

3.5 Hodgdons PB seated 1.460 or to crimp groove on SWC, with roll crimp, good Distinguish load also.
3.3 BE works pretty good too. Federal or Win. Western primers.
3.5 Red Dot
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