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Could someone send one piece of un-trimmed 360 DW brass to test in my chamber? I don't want to buy a bag until I test the fit. We are currently long loading in Mag brass which works to identify the "Rifle" loads and keep them from winding up in a revolver.
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Easier to take a micrometer or digital and measure to the first constriction.


Then I'd make a dummy round of .360DW brass inserted loosely with the bullet you want to use.


If you see rifling marks on the nose you want to shorten it a touch.


"he.360 DW also has a case length of 1.415 in” (35.94mm) and an overall length of 1.76 in” (44.7mm)."




If you can long load in .357 mag chances are a .360DW will fit.


It is the only thing I shoot through my .357 mag handi rifle now. But I don't have an unloaded .360DW brass to send you.

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I'll send you one if you cover the shipping.

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Thanks LT. I will send it paypal or whatever works for you. We currently load Hornady 158gr XTP out to 1.750" without touching the rifling. I am beginning to suspect this thing was reamed for Max from the PO. I have 6 children and this is the go to rifle for the short range hunting we do here in the East. It has taken about a dozen deer in the 5 years we've had it. I have a post on the reloading forum that I need to move over to H&R Handi forum. These are the latest test rounds.
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best bet would be to do a chamber cast - easy to do and the materials are not expensive (cheaper than a bag of cases).

https://www.rotometals.com/roto203f-...d-alloy-ingot/
You can also some hard waxes, like jewelers use for casting jewelry.


Instructions on doing a cast are easy to find, but basically you put a patch in the bore ahead of the chamber. lightly oil the chamber, and carefully pour the melted material into the chamber, let it cool and tap it our from the muzzle end. I believe the cooling time is about 45 minutes to an hour for maximum shrinkage - leave it too long and it expands back to a tight fit. Brownell's Cerrosafe has the times in it's description. Just make sure you don't pour it into your extractor / ejector cut (probably best to remove the extractor first). Then you will know the details of your chamber and throat and will be able to measure it easily.

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Thanks LT. I will send it paypal or whatever works for you. We currently load Hornady 158gr XTP out to 1.750" without touching the rifling. I am beginning to suspect this thing was reamed for Max from the PO. I have 6 children and this is the go to rifle for the short range hunting we do here in the East. It has taken about a dozen deer in the 5 years we've had it. I have a post on the reloading forum that I need to move over to H&R Handi forum. These are the latest test rounds.
Just pm me your mailing address and I'll send you a .360 DW and a .357 Maxi case. You can send me the funds later to cover the actual cost of shipping.

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