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    02-16-2018, 03:19 AM
    FWIW, I have found that a 12.5" bbl only gives up ~10% of its velocity compared to standard-length 26/28" bbls. https://www.dropbox.com/s/r8woo2a6afetd9q/20160318_174542.jpg?dl=0 ...
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    02-07-2018, 04:33 PM
    All sorts of CCI SV have been selling for ~$250/case delivered (so $25/brick); at least three internet sellers recently. Relatively recently there was a MidwayUSA sale, and then TargetSports USA just a few days ago. I can't see paying more than...
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    02-02-2018, 01:49 PM
    OP, although I have done /much/ subsonic load development for my 77/357, I have had rather more failures than success. I will say that I have done best with Trail Boss & Red Dot, and also using .38Spl cases rather than .357Mag. I know that seems...
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    01-24-2018, 07:05 PM
    No worries; that makes sense. FWIW, for my Ruger 77/44 & its 5/8"x24 threading; the bbl OD at 16.5" was also an insufficient 0.635". The solution for that situation was to do the bbl threading extra-long at the muzzle; thread on a thread...
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    01-24-2018, 06:38 PM
    My experience with getting my .350RM cut & threaded for a .358 caliber suppressor; The bbl OD at 16.5" measured 0.64"; IMO this may have been marginal or even insufficient for the typical larger-bore 5/8"x24 threads & the related shoulder for...
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    01-23-2018, 06:17 PM
    BTW, there are very very few resources posted online with regards to /reduced loads/ with the 0.358" jacketed pistol bullets in the .35Whelen; this thread is one of the few available: ...
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    01-22-2018, 08:10 PM
    Not an exact answer to your query, but here was my experience: Remington 660, .350RM (same case capacity as the .35Whelen). Twist rate 1:16" ---------- 158gr Winchester JHP, 2500 fps, 0.8" avg (3-shot groups) @ 50 yds (about the best...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check