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.357 Remington Maximum [message #45867] Wed, 12 February 2020 16:19 Go to next message
ozojo is currently offline  ozojo
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Where have the .357Max reloaders vanished to, an underground cult?
David White, Doc, and most others have seemed to disappear.
Is Emily [Marty's daughter] the only one 'loving' it today?

Data is so limited [that I see], and only in bits here and there.
The 357 Maximum FB page hasn't had a post in three+ years.
Has anyone used No. 9 powder with cast bullets (or something similar) ?

The 357Max is one of my super favorite cartridges. Is there anywhere,
these days, that the lovers of this jewel congregate?

Please help, before I end up with too much time on my hands, that the
'Queen' starts expecting me to increase my achievements on her mile-long honey-do list(s).

Signed,
Desperate
Re: .357 Remington Maximum [message #45868 is a reply to message #45867] Wed, 12 February 2020 19:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
cajuntec is currently offline  cajuntec
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There is a private Facebook page with 815 members and plenty of recent posts. A lot of Facebook pages went private, or opened a new private page and only invite trusted people because the anti-gun crowd is searching out firearm related pages and reporting them.

I've been considering opening a MeWe page specifically for the .357 Max.

I've never used #9 powder at all.

I own an Encore rifle, a Contender carbine, and a Contender pistol, all in .357 Max. It's my favorite cartridge.

All the best,
Glenn


If at first you don't succeed... buy newer / better equipment!
Re: .357 Remington Maximum [message #45869 is a reply to message #45868] Wed, 12 February 2020 20:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
cajuntec is currently offline  cajuntec
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Here ya' go. Made up tonight. You can be a founding member. Invite your .357 Max loving friends!

https://mewe.com/join/the357maximum

All the best,
Glenn


If at first you don't succeed... buy newer / better equipment!
Re: .357 Remington Maximum [message #46408 is a reply to message #45869] Fri, 15 January 2021 23:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
HHI6818 is currently offline  HHI6818
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I bought a used 14 inch SSK 357 Max Contender barrel 3 years ago and I shot a doe with it on next to last day of hun season in Ohio. Load is Lilgun and Hornady 180 XTP @ 1950 FPS. At the shot doe jumped in the air and walked away like nothing happened. 30-35 yds later she feel over dead!

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Re: .357 Remington Maximum [message #46656 is a reply to message #46408] Sun, 02 May 2021 09:08 Go to previous message
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I’ve been shooting the .357max for around seven years now. During that time I’ve tried out hundreds of different loads and tested them in both my Encore barrels and my Win Low Wall. To date, my most accurate loads have been the 180 grain Speer HotCore bullet on top of VihtaVouri N110 and N120, both at maximum right off the VihtaVouri on-line loading data. Last weekend I shot three consecutive five shot groups at 107 measured yards (my deck to my backstop) that ranged from .8 to .88” c-c. I have several loads that will easily do under 1,5” with different powders and I’ve found some powders simply create radical vertical stringing with any charge weight. I managed to get three deer with this load last hunting season with two of them being a lasered 189 yards. I’m in the process now of trying this powder with some Hornady 200g bullets to see if I can get some decent results. We’ll see what happens.
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