Here is the question. Has anyone tried to use spire point bullets in a .357 Magnum like I commonly see used in the .357 Maximum on these threads, or is the difference in powder too much to expand the bullets?
I have used the Remington 150 Grain spirepoint in several 357 mags. The bullets actually shoot extremely accurately in my 10 inch 357 Mag contender and my Marlin carbine-don't forget all the warnings about pointed bullets in the tubular magazine!! Use it with one in the chamber and only one in the mag if you choose. The bullets are too long for my Smith M28 cylinder. Never shot anything that bleeds with it though, I don't suspect at the 16-1800 fps range these guns produce it would expand all that well as they were designed for 2400fps in the 35 Rem.
I have used the Hornady 180 grain SSP in the 357 contender, extremely accurate and I think one that might expand at the velocities available. Never got around to using it in the Marlin though.
I guess I get to shoot alot more paper and dirt than animals these days.
Look for posts here for 150's. Someone just got a deal through Remington to produce some as a special order and he is trying to sell off hundreds of them. If I am not correct, the 150's are no longer made so unless you buy into this deal you may never see any.
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