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#7219543 - 12/23/12 12:39 PM Accurate .357 Mag bullet for 100-200yd. targets ???
RipSnort Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 11/23/03
Posts: 1636
What have you found to be accurate, jacketed target bullets for the .357 Magnum at ranges from 100 to 200 yards? Terminal performance is not an issue. If you have a favorite handloading recipe for this application, I would appreciate that info, too.

Thanks, RS

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#7222069 - 12/24/12 07:13 AM Re: Accurate .357 Mag bullet for 100-200yd. targets ??? [Re: RipSnort]
79inpa Offline
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Registered: 01/27/08
Posts: 877
158 xtp win nickle case and win mag primer work up slowly from 13-14.5 grains to find most accurate combo. aa7 work as well

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#7223141 - 12/24/12 12:00 PM Re: Accurate .357 Mag bullet for 100-200yd. targets ??? [Re: RipSnort]
doubletap Offline
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Registered: 12/05/07
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Loc: Atlanta
The best handgun shot I've ever seen could hit an apple, one-handed, no rest, at 100 yards every time. He used a S$W model 27, loaded with a hardcast, 158 gr. bullet, over 17 gr. of 2400. I'm not recommending that load as I believe it is over current book max. He used it for many years.

He practiced a lot and won several times at Camp Perry.
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#7229644 - 12/26/12 12:23 PM Re: Accurate .357 Mag bullet for 100-200yd. targets ??? [Re: doubletap]
CrimsonTide Offline
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Registered: 11/05/04
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Loc: Kentucky
a 100 yard target is no problem for most any 140 to 158 grain .357 bullet.

The burden of accuracy lies almost entirely on the operator at that distance.
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#7230334 - 12/26/12 04:18 PM Re: Accurate .357 Mag bullet for 100-200yd. targets ??? [Re: CrimsonTide]
EdM Offline
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Registered: 11/27/02
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The Speer 158 gr TMJ FN.
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