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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-19-2011, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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I asked this question on the .357 Maximum Reamer list, but I thought this may be a better place to ask since many of you have used this reamer.

I understand this reamer is the correct rifle type. Can anyone tell me how long the throat is with this reamer? Specifically, what cartridge overall length is required to touch the lands with a Hornady 180gr. SSP or a Hornady 200 gr. FTX.

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FWIW, since you already have a rim cut you can do the chamber depth to whatever you want between stock and full Maxi.

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I have only loaded the 180 HP/XTPs and to touch the lands is about 2.005". I stopped reaming a little short so as not to increase the rim cut on my barrel. Lotta folks here shoot the bullets you mentioned so you should get an answer shortly as the 357 Maxi is held in very high esteem around here.

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I checked mine, 2.578" for the 180gr SSP(BC .248) which puts the bullet entirely out of the case. It's 2.300" for the 180gr Speer(BC .236), I've only shot the Speer loaded just off the lands.

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With the reamer I have, I seat the 180 SSP .100 longer than the cannelure and that leaves approx. .025-.035 to the lands.
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Thanks for the info guys. Yote, what you described is more what I am looking for. Can you give me the details (part# etc.) of your reamer. My current Ruger No. 1 .357 mag, rechamber to the Max was done by a local gunsmith and it sounds more like what Tim described. My first Max. barrel was an MGM Encore where I asked for a short throat and with the 180 SSP seated to the cannelure, I was .025 off the lands. I'm considering rechambering a second Ruger No. 1 but I want to get a handle on understanding reamer designs. Tim, is it possible to ream the case dimensions separate from the throat, like in two steps so you can tailor the throat to whatever you desire in order to control bullet jump? From what I have learned over the past few years, I would like to have a slightly longer C.O.L. but not extreme like I have now.
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I have sent you a PM.

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Tim, is it possible to ream the case dimensions separate from the throat, like in two steps so you can tailor the throat to whatever you desire in order to control bullet jump? From what I have learned over the past few years, I would like to have a slightly longer C.O.L. but not extreme like I have now.
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I take that back, read the review on the reamer at Midway.

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Excellent reamer will easily re-chamber a 357 Mag to a Maximum. True 6 deg ramp. You can chamber completely or stop when your target / hunting load touches the bore. I have re-chambered 3 Handi Rifles with this reamer and all three shoot excellent groups.

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