Range Report - 180gr WFN-FB HiTek Coated (.357 Mag)

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,948 Senior Member
    On a longer barrel, I might consider it. Not likely for a 4" barrel with iron sights. It already shoots better than I can.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,948 Senior Member
    Just loaded the second batch and realized...........at 14.0gr of H110 per cartridge............I can load 500 rounds for every pound of powder.

    Cool.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 19,125 Senior Member
    Leading?
    :popcorn:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,948 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »
    Leading?
    :popcorn:

    Gonna try and clean it tomorrow. What should I be looking for or the lack thereof?
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 19,125 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    You'll see it. Looks like someone smeared a bullet down your barrel. Seriously, it will be obvious.
    :that: :agree:

    If it's SEVERE, you'll get actual lead "shavings/chips/slivers" coming out on the patches through the bore
    Mild leading might look like silver glitter on the patches
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,948 Senior Member
    I'll take a look see this evening if I get the chance and take pics in the process.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,948 Senior Member
    Yes. There is lead in the bore. Silver streaks running the length of the barrel. Guess their "no leading" is full of crock!

    The good news (I guess) is that BoreTech Rimfire Blend seems to work well in getting the lead out......so to speak. Just following their directions on the bottle and the lead all seems to be gone.

    It's a step I ain't happy about, but easily remedied with a little more elbow grease (a bore brush - uuuuggghhhh) and a little more time.

    Oh well.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,102 Senior Member
    We don't want your metro-sexual hands to get too dirty...:fiddle:
    Zee wrote: »
    Yes. There is lead in the bore. Silver streaks running the length of the barrel. Guess their "no leading" is full of crock!

    The good news (I guess) is that BoreTech Rimfire Blend seems to work well in getting the lead out......so to speak. Just following their directions on the bottle and the lead all seems to be gone.

    It's a step I ain't happy about, but easily remedied with a little more elbow grease (a bore brush - uuuuggghhhh) and a little more time.

    Oh well.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 19,125 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Yes. There is lead in the bore. Silver streaks running the length of the barrel.
    Looks like I'll stick with Gas checks for my magnum loads.
    Thanks for the update :beer:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,948 Senior Member
    Yeah, I don't have the lead problem with Gas Checks in my .44 Mag or Casull. But, I got 500 of the .357 Mag bullets for a little over $40. Which, ain't bad for a little bore brushing in the cleaning process.

    I will also get some Hornady 180gr XTP bullets when they become available again. They are cheaper than GC cast bullets!!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    If you'll box up a few of those bullets and send them my way, I'll send 'em back to you with some lube in the grooves that will stop the leading. Then I'll walk you through a short, easy procedure to lube the rest of the ones you load, with no investment other than a few minutes spent with a cut-off brass case and a Propane torch.
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
    ASK-HOLE Someone who asks for advice and always does something opposite
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