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357 Magnum, 158 gr
BulletPowder WeightPowderVelocityOALPrimerSource
LSWC 15.3 gr2400 1,620 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 13.8 gr

Pressure: 34,000

JSP 15.2 gr2400 1,535 fps1.575" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 13.7 gr

Pressure: 33,100

SP 14.6 gr2400 1,640 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 13.1 gr

Pressure: 42,300

LSWC 15.5 gr2400 1,550 fps fed. spm guest
Very warm load,work up slow. Large frame guns only. This is the modern equvilant to the "original" 1935 spec 357 load.(158gr. swc, 15.8gr 2400, small rifle primer.) REQUIRES HEAVY CRIMP.

BTHP 13.5 gr2400 Unknown CCI SP guest
 

JHP 15.0 gr2400 Unknown CCI SP guest
VerY accurate in my m27 S&W

LSWC 5.3 grAA #2 Unknown Win SP guest
I was looking for a light load that had the same POA/POI as Federal 130 PD ammo. I arrived at this load after an Accurate Arms tech. suggested that I start with 5.0 gr of AA#2. POA/POI with the Feds. and my reloads is nearly identical in my S&W 340SC.

JHP 10.0 grAA #7 1,150 fps WSPM guest
The most consistently accurate .357 load I have found. Shoots great in an Freedom Arms 353, a TC Contender, and a S&W 686.

LSWC 9.0 grAlliant Blue Dot Unknown SPM guest
This load is the only 357mag. load that Iuse consistently,Ihave tried others but always come back to this one. Start at 9.0grs. and work up to 10.0grs. MAXIMUM IS 10.0grs.I load consistently at 9.0grs.and have had no problems when shot out of a Taurus Tracker 6.5inch barrel or a S&W 627 Performance Center 8 shot, 4inch barrel.

LSWC 10.3 grBlue Dot 1,490 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 9.3 gr

Pressure: 33,600

JSP 10.7 grBlue Dot 1,420 fps1.575" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 9.6 gr

Pressure: 33,300

SP 12.0 grBlue Dot 1,600 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 10.8 gr

Pressure: 42,900

LSWC 10.2 grbluedot Unknown SR guest
very accurate

LSWC 6.5 grBullseye 1,320 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 5.9 gr

Pressure: 33,900

JSP 6.8 grBullseye 1,250 fps1.575" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 6.1 gr

Pressure: 33,100

LSWC 7.1 grbullseye Unknownstd" CCI SP guest
Powders a little dirty,a little goes a long way,but good accurate load----shoots great out of a GP100 ruger

JHP 6.5 grBULLSEYE 1,050 fps1.575" Win SP guest
WORK WELL AT PIN SHOOT

LSWC 4.5 grbullseye Unknown CCI SP guest
 

LSWC 5.0 grbullseye Unknown Win SP guest
1/78 340 pd gun is 12 0z cant take most any .357 factory ammo it tends to pull the bullet out of the case due to the powerfull recoil

JSP 5.0 grBullseye 1,052 fps1.585" Win SP guest
Standard deviation of 7.8 (5 rounds) Tested from Contender 10" Barrel

LSWC 12.2 grEnforcer Unknown CCI SP guest
Excellent accuracy

LSWC 6.0 grGreen Dot 1,240 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 5.4 gr

Pressure: 34,000

JSP 7.0 grGreen Dot 1,215 fps1.575" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 6.3 gr

Pressure: 34,000

JHP 14.5 grH108 1,401 fps  Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 13.1 gr

Pressure: 34,200 CUP

XTP 16.7 grH110 1,591 fps1.58" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 15.0 gr

Pressure: 40,700 CUP

XTP 16.0 grH4227 1,520 fps1.58" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 14.4 gr

Pressure: 42,600 CUP

XTP 14.9 grH4227 1,450 fps CCI SPM guest
good accurate load,H4227 is in their "extreme" series powders-very consistant, fills case very well,this is a moderate load, easy on "L" size frame revolvers,use heavy crimp

LSWC 7.9 grHerco 1,365 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 7.1 gr

Pressure: 33,900

JSP 8.2 grHerco 1,305 fps1.575" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 7.4 gr

Pressure: 34,000

LSWC-HP 9.5 grherco 1,375 fps1.585" CCI SP guest
A little warm but safe in my Security Six.

LSWC 8.9 grHiSkor800x 1,215 fps1.580" Win SPM guest
 

TMJ 15.0 grHodgdon H110 1,137 fps1.590" CCI SPM guest
Fired from 4" S&W 686. Bullet is Rainier copper plated round nose.

Email author: cs 
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TMJ 17.0 grHodgdon Lil’ Gun 1,316 fps1.590" CCI SPM guest
Fired from 4" S&W 686. Bullet is Rainier copper plated round nose. Load is max for this bullet -- any faster and the copper strips off in the barrel.

Email author: cs 
See all of cs's loads 
XTP 8.4 grHodgdon Longshot Unknown1.570" CCI SPM guest
 

LSWC 5.0 grHodgdon Universal 830 fps1.615" Win SP guest
Very low recoil fun load.

FMJ 6.0 grHP-38 890 fps1.580" CCI SP guest
Great plinking load using the Berry’s 158 gr. plated FP bullet. Average velocity was 890 fps for 10 shots out of a 4" Colt King Cobra. Those 10 shots went into a 1" group at 20 yds.

XTP 6.9 grHP38 1,220 fps1.58" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 6.2 gr

Pressure: 40,000 CUP

XTP 9.5 grHS6 1,375 fps1.58" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 8.6 gr

Pressure: 41,900 CUP

JHP 8.5 grHS6 Unknown Win SPM guest
Best load I found for my GP100 6"

LFP 6.5 grIMR 800X Unknown1.58" Win SP guest
This is a light magnum load. It still packs a bit more punch than a .38 Special +P, with the added benefit of good plinking accuracy.

LSWC 15.8 grIMR4227 1,205 fps1.58" Win SPM guest
Excellent target load and great ballistics

LSWC 17.0 grLil Gun 1,445 fps1.615" CCI SPM Admin
This was an extremely consistant load with a standard dev of only 12 fps and an extreme spread of only 16 fps. Bullet was a typical 158gr bevel base LSWC that can be found almost anywhere.

LSWC 19.0 grLil Gun 1,559 fps1.615" CCI SPM Admin
Fired in a 5.5" Redhawk, this is max load for typical 357s. I’d shoot it in my GP100 but I'd hesitate to shoot it in anything smaller. Cases extracted easily, load was very consistant standard dev was 26 fps. Careful consideration must be paid to OAL to be sure you don't get into an over pressure situation.

LSWC 17.5 grLIL’ GUN 1,501 fps1.590" CCI SPM guest
EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE FROM 4" GP-100.HEAVY RECOIL,WOULD NOT WANT TO USE IN A LIGHTER GUN.BULLET WAS A PENN 158GR TCBB LSWC.

XTP 18.0 grLIL’GUN 1,577 fps1.58" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 16.2 gr

Pressure: 25,800 CUP

LSWC 5.8 grNo. 2 1,074 fps1.58" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 5.2 gr

JHP 6.9 grNo. 2 1,088 fps1.58" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 6.2 gr

LSWC 8.2 grNo. 5 1,239 fps1.58" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 7.4 gr

JHP 8.6 grNo. 5 1,080 fps1.58" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 7.7 gr

LSWC 10.5 grNo. 7 1,239 fps1.58" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 9.5 gr

JHP 10.5 grNo. 7 1,139 fps1.58" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 9.5 gr

LSWC 12.2 grNo. 9 1,280 fps1.58" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 11.0 gr

JHP 13.0 grNo. 9 1,261 fps1.58" CCI 500 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 11.7 gr

JSP 8.0 grPower Pistol 1,305 fps1.575" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 7.2 gr

Pressure: 33,800

LSWC 5.5 grRed Dot 1,215 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 5.0 gr

Pressure: 34,000

JSP 6.0 grRed Dot 1,160 fps1.575" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 5.4 gr

Pressure: 33,400

LSWC 10.0 grsr4756 Unknown SP guest
 

XTP 6.1 grTiteGroup 1,229 fps1.58" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 5.5 gr

Pressure: 41,900 CUP

LSWC 5.0 grtitegroup 1,000 fps Win SP guest
very good with RUGER AT 25 YDS KEN

LSWC 5.0 grTITEROUP 1,000 fps!!!!" Win SP guest
1 1/2 AT 25YD OUT OF MY RUGER O LESS

LSWC 6.8 grUnique 1,295 fps1.58" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 6.1 gr

Pressure: 33,900

JSP 7.8 grUnique 1,280 fps1.575" Fed 200 Alliant
Suggested starting load: 7.0 gr

Pressure: 33,200

LSWC 8.0 grunique Unknown std guest
shoots very well in all my smiths

jsp 7.0 grUnique Unknown winchester guest
 

JHP 8.0 grUnique 1,085 fps1.580" CCI SPM guest
Great plinking load. Very accurate. 1085 fps is a 10 shot average from a 4" Colt King Cobra. Bullet used was a Hornady XTP.

JSP 7.0 grUnique Unknown Win SPM guest
 

XTP 6.3 grUniversal 1,133 fps1.58" WSPM Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 5.7 gr

Pressure: 39,300 CUP

HP 8.2 grVV 3N37 1,232 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 7.4 gr

FP 11.7 grVV N105 1,399 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 10.5 gr

HP 15.1 grVV N110 1,475 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 13.6 gr

HP 6.2 grVV N320 1,096 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 5.6 gr

HP 7.3 grVV N340 1,182 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 6.6 gr

HP 8.3 grVV N350 1,259 fps1.575"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 7.5 gr

hardcast 6.8 grW231 Unknown Winchester guest
Is load too hot for SW Model 19?

JHP 15.5 grw296 1,210 fps CCI SPM guest
shoots very well.1.5in at 50 yrds with 686 with an 8.38 barrel

JHP 6.9 grWin 231 1,260 fps  Winchester
Suggested starting load: 6.2 gr

Pressure: 42,000 CUP

Lead 6.7 grWin 231 1,275 fps  Winchester
Suggested starting load: 6.0 gr

Pressure: 42,500 CUP

Lead 14.5 grWin 296 1,560 fps  Winchester
Suggested starting load: 13.1 gr

Pressure: 38,000 CUP

JHP 16.6 grWin 296 1,610 fps  Winchester
Suggested starting load: 14.9 gr

Pressure: 39,500 CUP

JHP 17.5 grWin 296 Unknown Fed SPM guest
Most accurate load in Blackhawk, TC Contender, worked well in GP100. Stout load. Do not accidentally get in J frame S&W!! (Note: from 1980s vintage load manuals.)

Admin Note: Hodgdon max for a 158gr XTP is 16.7gr @ 1.58" OAL.

LSWC 5.5 grWin. 231 1,020 fps1585" Win SP guest
Bullet is SWC Hard Cast. This is a good midrange load with very little leading.I’ve shot thousands of this load in my 6 inch Ruger Security Six with excellent results. A good crimp is recomended

JSP 15.0 grWinchester 296 1,142 fps1.575" CCI SPM guest
Very nice practice load, mild recoil. Very consistent and accurate. Remington SJHP.

JHP 16.5 grWinchester 296 1,338 fps1.575" CCI SPM guest
6 1/2" Taurus Tracker.

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