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    .357 Mag Silhouette

    Hi guys I am looking for a mould to cast a bullet around 180 grains for shooting pistol silhouette in a 6" .357 mag.
    what are your favourites,
    Cheers
    Robert.

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    Saeco #353.
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    RCBS 180 great bullet

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    Saeco #432.
    Scratch that was thinking in the wrong caliber.
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    Lyman 358430. 180gr round nose.

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    Rcbs 180grsil boolit is very accurate for me

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    LBT 185 LFN

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    RCBS 180 357 Sil

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    Noe 360-182-wfn

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSH View Post
    RCBS 180 357 Sil
    +1. I had good results with this and the heavier boolits helped with recalcitrant rams.
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    Which course of fire...the 100M (half-size targets) or 200M (full-size targets)? For 100M 'Hunter Pistol', I shot 158 gr. RNs w/GCs from a 6" S&W 586 with much success...don't recall ever failing to drop a solidly hit ram. For 200M, anything in the range of 170-180 gr. so long as it will hold 2" groups at 50M (off sandbags). I started out shooting IHMSA 'Standing' class with a 10" TC .357 Mag using 170 gr. FMJs but found them somewhat marginal on the rams; upped to a .357 Max without much improvement; then went to 7TCU barrel I'd been shooting in 'Production' and never looked back.

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    kiwi,
    is your .357 a revolver?
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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