A little OT, but at one time I had a Winchester M88 in 358 Win. I made Squibb loads using a 158 gr revolver bullet and Unique. Velocity was supposed to be about 700 fps. This load was accurate at 25 yards and was very quiet.
The 356 Win. should work nicely with this type of loading.
Last edited by ironhead7544; 04-17-2019 at 06:06 AM.
Yes I agree, I have two 375 win rifles created by Jesse, which is an entirely different animal, I meant to type 357 which seems to be the actual diameter of the 38 special bullet.
Attached are a couple of lightweights fired from a JES rebore 35X30-30. I own it now and it is an incredible shooter. It also loves cast bullets. Will run low velocities or shoot the moon over 2000fps like you wouldn't believe.
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Team 35 Mbr #75
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Many competitive shooters that shoot .308 will have custom bullets made to .309 diameter and reduce powder charge avoiding pressure spikes but they get increased accuracy.
Keep in mind that mass produced barrels can vary between a tight to loose bore/groove. Hence manufacturers bullets being .358 diameter. For plinking, no reason to not give the .357's a shot as the accuracy may be just fine.
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