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    05-20-2018, 07:00 PM
    I am a big fan of the 357 max in a carbine. Been using one for the past few years in Indiana. Cast or j words they take a deer down quite well. Lots of fun loading too. Lots of options to play with.
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    05-09-2018, 08:50 PM
    CIC replied to a thread Bug Out BOX ? in Reloading Equipment
    How about a lee loader? Compact with everything you need except a mallet and a hard serface to work on. This would work well if your handgun and rifle shared ammo. A 357 pistol and carbine would fit the bill.
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    05-01-2018, 10:10 PM
    I have experience with both calibers from a rifle. Hot 357 kills deer and mild 44 mag kills deer. What more can you ask for? One thing I will say about mild 44 is that I appreciate that the report is not as harsh.
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    05-01-2018, 11:03 AM
    Here is my recipe for success. .432 LBT cast and un-sized with a medium load of Universal. The bullet is plain base. One hole groups at 50 yards. Maybe that will be of some help. Oh by the way, I can get similar results from commercial cast if...
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    04-28-2018, 12:37 PM
    44 mag handi rifles can be contrary. I worked a long time to find a solution. It took a very specific powder/bullet diameter to find success. Good luck in you efforts.
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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