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LIGHT BULLETS & BOAR LOADS
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
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NICKELKTON
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:27 am    Post subject: LIGHT BULLETS & BOAR LOADS Reply with quote

LIGHT BULLETS: IS ANYONE LOADING 140-150 GR BULLETS FOR THE 357 MAX? IF SO WOULD YOU SHARE YOUR LOADING DATA?

WHAT LOADS ARE WORKING ON WILD BOAR/HOGS? WHAT I'M READING, THEY'RE A LOT OF FUN TO HUNT & YOU CAN'T BEAT THE BBQ....

TAHNKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP......
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:50 pm    Post subject: Re: LIGHT BULLETS & BOAR LOADS Reply with quote

You should have a load with more punch than the 140-150gr. I would suggest 180gr for that .357 Max. There are several real good bullets in that weight to choose from. I like The Rem. SJHP's. You might even look at a lead SWC with a gas check.

Those wild boars have a really bad attitude so put them down hard.

Good hunting
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:37 pm    Post subject: Re: LIGHT BULLETS & BOAR LOADS Reply with quote

nickelkton,
I could never get the light bullets to shoot with any accuracy at decent velocities. 158 grain did ok but when I loaded Speer 180 rifle bullets with H110 I found the MAGIC load. It was accurate in everything we could shoot it from. The loaded round won't fit in revolvers and won't cycle through the action of the lever action rifles but it shoots well from single shots. It is not uncommon to shoot cloverleaf groups at 100 yards. That Speer bullet would be the ideal bullet for boars with almost 50% more penetration than the 158 JSP from Sierra. There might be better bullets but so far I haven't found any as accurate with the same speed that I get with the Speer 180 FN rifle bullet. I have been working with the Hornady 180 grain Spire point rifle bullet but I haven't found the same results with it yet. I am still working with it because it has a better ballistic coefficient.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:54 am    Post subject: Re: LIGHT BULLETS & BOAR LOADS Reply with quote

My faforite no hunting. Hornady HP/ XTP 158gr: T/C Contender 14" VihtaVuori N-110 21gr oal 1,89" average 2116 fps, diff 21 fps. Oal 2,00" average 2040mfps diff 5,9 fps. Last one very accuate about 1,5" 109,36 yards with carbine stock and rifle scoup. Hunting with pistol is illegal in Finland.
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