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Thread: New Henry Steel 357!

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    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    I've hand lapped barrels before and the difference in the necessary elbow grease between hand and pressure-lapping makes pressure-lapping the obvious choice. Less mess in my experience, and my arms weren't falling off afterward. My experience is mostly with Rossi's dovetail constrictions and Marlins with reverse bore taper from turning the contour. It sounds like you've got the bulk of it out now. Hopefully you'll find a load it really likes. How's the crown on it? I've seen some Rossi's with uneven crowns and it plays hob with groups.

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    Boolit Master knifemaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Mountain area of Northern CA.
    I also have a Rossi 92 in 357/38 special. Very accurate and so far no problems with feeding both 357 and 38 Special. In fact it even feed 38 Spec. wadcutters with the wadcutter seated flush with the case mouth. It will hesitate sometimes with "Keith" style semi wadcutters, but still feed them. I have found with cast boolits it is best to use round nose flat point for perfect feeding.

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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