Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > Firearms Forum > Reloading
Reloading the .357 Magnum >

Reloading the .357 Magnum

Reloading Share techniques for reloading, where to get the hottest in reloading equipment and learn how to reload from fellow hunters.

Reloading the .357 Magnum

Old 03-29-2022, 07:39 AM
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
FastShootingCarts's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 383
Default Reloading the .357 Magnum

I did a search and was not able to find a topic on this. Does anyone re-load the .357 Magnum or is it cheaper to just buy high quality (Federal, Remington, etc) ammo?

If you do re-load it, what's the best primer to use?

FastShootingCarts is offline  
Old 03-29-2022, 11:19 AM
Nontypical Buck
Nomercy448's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 3,810

I typically reload most of my .357mag ammo. I divide my shooting between two loads, a powder puff 125grn plated bullet over Unique with standard primers, and a hotrod 158 XTP over H110/W296, using magnum primers.

Donít overthink primer choice, especially in this era of extreme demand. Use SPMís with ball powder like H100/W296 - but many other powders will function fine with standard SPís.
Nomercy448 is offline  
Old 03-31-2022, 06:13 AM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: texas
Posts: 1,147


14 grains of 2400 powder and a federal or winchester small pistol primer

my brother in laws lost count of the deer and hogs hes killed using his 357 mag ruger revolver and marlin carbine
hardcastonly is offline  
Old 03-31-2022, 12:06 PM
Boone & Crockett
bronko22000's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Eastern PA
Posts: 12,549

Cheaper to reload That depends. Do you already have reloading equipment? If so then yes it probably is if you can find the components. If you don't have reloading equipment (press, scale, powder measure/thrower) and you don't shoot that often then just buy the ammo. You'll spend a few hundred bucks on the above equipment plus you'll have to buy the dies, powder, bullets, primers, and cases.
Another thing, 357 cases are relatively thin and you can't get too many loading out of them before the case mouths begin to crack.
bronko22000 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.