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.356 bullets in a .357

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    Posted: 20 February 2016 at 15:36
I inherited some fmj bullets from my father-in-law. I have not put a caliper on them yet, but I assume (***-u-me) that they are for a 9mm. I do not load for 9mm, but I do for .38.

What sort of accuracy could I expect from them at 15 yards?
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I'd give them a try, might work ok, wouldn't hurt anything. Being for 9, they most likely wouldn't have cannalure, to roll crimp into, but taper crimp should work at 38sp levels. I'd use fairly fast powder, give them best chance to swag up.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote deaddog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 February 2016 at 22:23
Most 9mm are .355

Most .38's are .358 or lead .359

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sounds like fine plinking ammo.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CB900F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 February 2016 at 04:06
Stinky;

Yup, what they all said. Remember the Ruger convertible
blackhawk? One of the versions, and probably the most
common by a wide margin, was the .357/9mm with two
cylinders. Put in the 9mm cylinder & fire away, the small
amount of difference in the diameter of the bullets made no
operating difference. I can't speak to accuracy but I'm
sure somewhere on the net somebody's taken one, done that,
and reported on it.

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