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I never doubted it would go through all five. The last time I shot my .50/70 it reminded me that big bullets are REAL HARD to stop. Just the nature of the beast.
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I wonder how that would perform in a .357 with just a little more powder but not changing case volume much.
 
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Intriguing, though I haven't much use for it myself. Probably the sort of round that was carried in my old Colt Police Model.
 
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I was thinking about how they would do in .357 too.
 
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I was thinking about how they would do in .357 too.
There is a lot of load data for 200gr .357 loads. Pretty peppy loads most of them. Big bullets are typically harder to slow down, especially cast lead. I used a lot of cast lead when I handgun hunted years back. You don’t need a lot of expansion when the bullet is already .429 or bigger, and they break bones well. Out of a .38 special years back that would be an interesting load...whole lot of penetration.
 

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"Long for caliber" is always successful for long range stability and penetration. 120, 129 to 140 grain for 6.5 Swede and 180, 200, 210 and 220 for .30-06 caliber. 172, 180 to 200 for .38/.357 is just the ticket. Velocity is very secondary.
 
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