soft point load in revolver?

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rugerjunkie

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357 Max specifically. I was thinking of trying some 180 gr. SSP bullets in the maxi. Would the bullet need to be seated too deep and limit capacity? Any other problems with the idea?
 

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If you are talking about using a pointed jacketed bullet in the maxi,, it'll shoot,, but due to bullet seating depth,, you need to reduce your load. A soft pointed flat nose is fine.
 

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I should have worded my question a little better but yes , I am asking about pointed soft point bullets like the 180 gr. SSP's from Hornady. I would not be looking for a hotrod load but thought there is a chance that load may be accurate?

I know they work well in 357 Max Contenders because I have a friend that shoots them and they are awesome in the TC. But the TC isn't limited by the length of a cylinder. The seating depth was one issue I was thinking of. I think I am going to try it and see how it works out. If it doesn't , I have other 35 Cal. rifles I can use the bullets in for some light loads for plinking.
 

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I checked the data in Speer 14 for 357 Max and for the 180 grain Speer FN-SP rifle bullet they say the loads are only for single-shot firearms.

In the Hornady 6th Ed manual, there is separate data listed for revolvers and the T/C. They don't show the 180 SSP in the revolver data.
 

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