Is .357 Magnum the most versatile modern caliber?

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Re: Is .357 Magnum the most versatile modern caliber?

Postby mmcnx2 on Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:03 pm

My 357 Coonan get my vote as best combo.
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Re: Is .357 Magnum the most versatile modern caliber?

Postby Rmfcasey on Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:34 am

How about 45 colt. you have a large range of options if you have a gun with the long .410 chamber.
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Is .357 Magnum the most versatile modern caliber?

Postby LumberZach on Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:54 pm

Rmfcasey wrote:How about 45 colt. you have a large range of options if you have a gun with the long .410 chamber.


While 45 colt out of a 410 works, generally it doesn’t work all that great. Lots of free space between the projectile and rifling.


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Re: Is .357 Magnum the most versatile modern caliber?

Postby grimbeaver on Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:29 pm

LumberZach wrote:While 45 colt out of a 410 works, generally it doesn’t work all that great. Lots of free space between the projectile and rifling.

Sounds like an opportunity to create the 45 Super Colt. A 45 colt with 410 length. :mrgreen:
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Re: Is .357 Magnum the most versatile modern caliber?

Postby Holland&Holland on Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:26 pm

grimbeaver wrote:
LumberZach wrote:While 45 colt out of a 410 works, generally it doesn’t work all that great. Lots of free space between the projectile and rifling.

Sounds like an opportunity to create the 45 Super Colt. A 45 colt with 410 length. :mrgreen:


Actually that is not a bad idea. There are full length brass .410 cases.
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Re: Is .357 Magnum the most versatile modern caliber?

Postby Ghost on Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:30 pm

Holland&Holland wrote:
grimbeaver wrote:
LumberZach wrote:While 45 colt out of a 410 works, generally it doesn’t work all that great. Lots of free space between the projectile and rifling.

Sounds like an opportunity to create the 45 Super Colt. A 45 colt with 410 length. :mrgreen:


Actually that is not a bad idea. There are full length brass .410 cases.

That would be longer than a .460 but I’m not sure I’d want anything more than my .460.
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Re: Is .357 Magnum the most versatile modern caliber?

Postby OldmanFCSA on Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:56 am

I have 2.5" 410 ammo if anyone wants to try this - loads have 3 round balls currently loaded. - steel cases.
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Re: Is .357 Magnum the most versatile modern caliber?

Postby Holland&Holland on Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:34 am

Ghost wrote:That would be longer than a .460 but I’m not sure I’d want anything more than my .460.


You would not load it anywhere near that. Think of it more like a .410 slug load.
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Re: Is .357 Magnum the most versatile modern caliber?

Postby grimbeaver on Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:05 pm

Holland&Holland wrote:
Ghost wrote:That would be longer than a .460 but I’m not sure I’d want anything more than my .460.


You would not load it anywhere near that. Think of it more like a .410 slug load.

What if you loaded it with Trailboss?
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Re: Is .357 Magnum the most versatile modern caliber?

Postby Holland&Holland on Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:54 pm

grimbeaver wrote:
Holland&Holland wrote:
Ghost wrote:That would be longer than a .460 but I’m not sure I’d want anything more than my .460.


You would not load it anywhere near that. Think of it more like a .410 slug load.

What if you loaded it with Trailboss?

You still would not load it anywhere near .460.
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Re: Is .357 Magnum the most versatile modern caliber?

Postby grimbeaver on Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:36 am

Holland&Holland wrote:You still would not load it anywhere near .460.

I was more so thinking could any powder safely fill the case and not go kaboom? A 460 is built to withstand higher pressures then a 410 revolver. So most powders would be out of the question as the loads that would keep the pressure low enough would leave way too much empty space.
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Re: Is .357 Magnum the most versatile modern caliber?

Postby Holland&Holland on Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:59 am

grimbeaver wrote:
Holland&Holland wrote:You still would not load it anywhere near .460.

I was more so thinking could any powder safely fill the case and not go kaboom? A 460 is built to withstand higher pressures then a 410 revolver. So most powders would be out of the question as the loads that would keep the pressure low enough would leave way too much empty space.


Correct, the volume of the case would be the problem you would have to solve.
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Re: Is .357 Magnum the most versatile modern caliber?

Postby BigBlue on Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:51 pm

Holland&Holland wrote:Correct, the volume of the case would be the problem you would have to solve.


Couldn't you just shove in some wads to fill the space like a shotgun shell? :-)
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Re: Is .357 Magnum the most versatile modern caliber?

Postby Holland&Holland on Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:05 pm

BigBlue wrote:
Holland&Holland wrote:Correct, the volume of the case would be the problem you would have to solve.


Couldn't you just shove in some wads to fill the space like a shotgun shell? :-)


That was my thought as well.
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Re: Is .357 Magnum the most versatile modern caliber?

Postby grimbeaver on Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:07 pm

BigBlue wrote:
Holland&Holland wrote:Correct, the volume of the case would be the problem you would have to solve.


Couldn't you just shove in some wads to fill the space like a shotgun shell? :-)

Why you gotta try and be smart like that?
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