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Thread: 357 rem max brass for 357 mag shotshells

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    Boolit Master
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    357 rem max brass for 357 mag shotshells

    does anyone do this, make snake / rat shot shells out of 357 rem max brass for shooting in a 357 mag?

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    I did, just to say I could. Pretty good payload. I'll look for the thread and link it here.

    https://castboolits.gunloads.com/sho...K7saum+rem+max

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    thanks.

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    I suggested that a few times, though I’ve never done it…..my .357’s are pretty much retired.

    That’s why I went with 444 Marlin Mag brass for my 460 shot shells, case reaches all the way to the cylinder end! More shot payload and no plastic shot capsule! memtb
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    For 357 mag, I have used 223 brass cut to cylinder length and a
    snap ring to allow extraction

    https://www.harborfreight.com/300-pi...YaAhbmEALw_wcB
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    I use the Max cases, they hold 1/3 oz. of nickel plated #9 shot.

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    Iím going to give this a try for my 38 and 357. Matter of fact, Iíve been considering a single action dual cylinder 45 ACP/45 Colt. Iíd imagine using the ACP cylinder with reformed 460 brass. Seems like that could maximize what payload could fit in a revolver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skeettx View Post
    For 357 mag, I have used 223 brass cut to cylinder length and a
    snap ring to allow extraction

    https://www.harborfreight.com/300-pi...YaAhbmEALw_wcB
    Excellent tip, thanks. Hadn’t thought of this, even though a friend of mine has used .223 to make rimless 357 Max for many years (and neat-o ARs to shoot higher pressure versions of them as well).

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