Moleman said:I tried some 357Max dummy rounds in my 336 last month. A single round would feed from the mag and almost chamber except for being too big in dia. With two rounds in the mag both would try to feed and it would jam. Those were with 158gr XTP bullets with a COL around 1.9". I'll have to try some heavier bullets like the 200gr Lee or sierra 200gr rn at around 2.2" COL to see if they are long enough that they don't jam or if it's more of a rim diameter issue and the feed latches just not catching the second cartridge. I'm sure there's a way to adjust for COL in the feed system, but I haven't taken mine apart yet to see.
Never seen a 475 linebaugh but WIKI says the COL is 1.77" which is a little less than what the 158gr COL is at around 1.9". I'd want to use at least 180gr and if possible 200gr cast in mine so the COL would be closer to 2.2"
This^^^^^^^^i have a marlin i have converted to 357 MAX....equivalent
i use pistol powders in the 35 rem cases and load the down to 357 MAX
this is a very simple conversion
and is easy to covert back to 35 rem
sorry couldn't help myself
i would really like my little winchester trapper 357 mag to be maxed