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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-01-2019, 09:27 PM
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FA chambers and throat are cut to min-specs.
First see if you can push just your bullet through the throat of the cylinder with a pencil or such.
Do this from the back side of the cylinder......
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My M97 in .357 is the same as the OP. Only ammunition that is loaded with .357 diameter cast or jacketed bullets will chamber .
.358 wonít chamber all the way .
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My M97 in .357 is the same as the OP. Only ammunition that is loaded with .357 diameter cast or jacketed bullets will chamber .
.358 wonít chamber all the way .
Remove the cyl-Can you put the bullet end of the rnd up to the case in from the front of the cyl?
If no-It's the throat.
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Remove the cyl-Can you put the bullet end of the rnd up to the case in from the front of the cyl?
If no-It's the throat.
LG
Iíll check as soon as I get more cast bullets loaded .
Been away on vacation.
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Same issue here. I have no problem with jacketed bullets, but cast is killing me. I swage the down to 357" but they still won't seat. I'm at the point where I'm thinking to swage them down to .356".


My reloads works is all my other 357s, but their cylinder throats take a .358" plus pin gauge easily. My FA just barely takes a .357" plus pin gauge.

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I decided to try some X-Treme plated bullets in my Model 97, so I ordered a box of their .357 158 grain flat point bullets. These bullets have a cannelure pressed into the copper plating, so I figured a light roll crimp could be applied. I expanded the case mouths using a Lyman "M" die and seated the bullets using the seater die without any crimping. I then lightly crimped the case mouth into the cannelure using the Lee FCD - a half turn of the adjustment knob. No damage to the plating that I could see. The rounds chambered with no problem, and accuracy was excellent. My Model 97 is happy again...
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I decided to try some X-Treme plated bullets in my Model 97, so I ordered a box of their .357 158 grain flat point bullets. These bullets have a cannelure pressed into the copper plating, so I figured a light roll crimp could be applied. I expanded the case mouths using a Lyman "M" die and seated the bullets using the seater die without any crimping. I then lightly crimped the case mouth into the cannelure using the Lee FCD - a half turn of the adjustment knob. No damage to the plating that I could see. The rounds chambered with no problem, and accuracy was excellent. My Model 97 is happy again...[IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.go2gbo.com/forums/images/GreyBeardOutdoors_toucan/smilies/tango_face_smile.png[/IMG]
Same journey here, literally. The Extremes shoot wonderful in my 83 41 with 5.0g of Bullseye and a light taper crimp. I just picked up more Extremes for my 83 44. Tonight I did run a few MBCs in 44 through my FA. They were the coated Smashers. I seated the bullet ojives to just clear the front of the throats. No issues and accuracy was pretty good. Will see after further testing. I can see where sizing the MBCs down with a Lee sizing die might work also.
Thanks for sharing your experience!

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