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I bought .357" 158 gr. copper plated bullets to use in my revolver and thought I would use them for low cost plinking with my 336XLR-35R.
Hornady's #8 manual list date using their .357" 158 gr. jacket bullet and was thinking of using listed starting load that has a vel. of 1700 fps.
Or should use data meant for .357" 158 gr. lead bullets with a 35 rem. load?
Just wondering if anyone has experience load .357" 158 gr. copper plated bullets for their rifle.
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Use cast data with plated bullets.
 
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Tim I plain on no crimp I just have to find some data I can use with the 35R.
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I reload with Rainier plated .357 158g over Unique (using the LSWC data) for revolver use...Rainier's website recommends velocity between 1200-1250 fps...I use a very light crimp and have had no problems with the plating separating or light crimping effecting accuracy...I have run a couple of boxes through a friends 1884 with good results as well...I think plated bullets work as advertised as long as you don't put too much heat on them...my biggest problem is finding .357 or .38 brass!!!
 

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Yeah PWB I was thinking of using 357 mag. brass with these and use in revolver. These plated bullets were bought from XTremeBullets.com ( XC38-158FP-B0500 ) and their info also recommend a Velocity of 1200fps. and I will be loading for targets to about 900+ fps.
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I received my .357" 158 gr. copper plated Bullets from extreme bullets today and they look great. Now I know there are a lot of reloaders who shoot lead bullets at low velocity. Ok I have H4895, H4198, do you have a recipe for lead booties for this weight with the 35Rem.?
would appreciate it. Tony
 

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Any recipe will do and I will take from there.Thanks.;
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