Not long i found a 5in GP100,Davidson edition. I bought it used and i think the trigger must have been overhauled by somebody good ! Its not quit as good as that on my Model 29s, but it good . If you find one of these 5 inch GPs i recommend it. The balance is just excellent. And shooting single action, i was very impressed with my ability to keep the shots near the 1 inch circle at a little over 50 feet. My hunting partners who bath shoot rifles well, but don't do hand guns much at all, were also quite impressed. I was shooting 160 grain bullets from Montana Bullet Works over 15 grains of H 110, I am putting together the same load with 16 grains, These bullets have gas checks, i bought a box of the same company's 160 grain gas checked SWCs too. Think i will try them , out this week. Along with Matts 260 Hard casts Keith's in my .45 lc. Mr Taffin has me convinced i need to try some IMR 4227 for my Magnums. What are some of your favorite .357 Cast bullets ? ...tj3006
Lots of Lyman 358156 and Lyman 358429 173 grain over 2400 have gone done my 357s over the last 50 years. I would recommend the 358429 in that Ruger. IMHO and it is that, the Rugers like 158 grain and heavier. My favorite 357 is a Match Champion and the 358429 is quite enjoyable to shoot in it. To Mr. Taffin's list I would add the ever useful 2400.
I Like the .357 with bullets from 158 to 170 in full sized revolvers, In a snubbie i like lighter stuff for carrying around town. But I Put together some 160 grain FN gKs over 16 grains of H-110, MAX is 16.8 It Should be a very good load for general Purpose. If I can get near to 1300, i might bump it to 16.5. This GP 100 is quite easy to shoot well. I Need to get my SP 101 trigger done, i have watched the videos on you tube and i could do the main spring, but that trigger return spring is not something i would even attempt. No sir,i would wind up at the smith with a box full of parts and a few bandaids on my fingers. I used to field strip the bolt on a mauser 98, till one day i got the fleshy part of my thumb caught in the narrow slot on the bottom of the cocking piece. I quickly gained a strong appreciation for the tight tolerances and strong springs the Belgians used on there 98 actions, i had parallel cuts about a 3/8s apart from each other with the bolt hanging from my hand, it was a challenge to remain calm, while i finally pushed the cocking piece against my work bench and freed my hand. I am a decent guitar player, a decent shot with a rifle, a 2 million mile truck driver, with a clean record , but I am NOT a gun smith ! no sir not at all ! ...tj3006
Post by wildcatter on Aug 25, 2019 11:20:09 GMT -5
In Ruger revolver with it's 1-16" twist rifling I have favored the heavier for caliber bullets, I like the 174 grain 358429 lyman and the Mihec 180 grain Carbine bullet. I think these bullet weights are Ideal for this rifling. If I didn't want the better performance I get with quality cast bullets, I would use the 180 grain XTP or a Sierra Tournament master depending on my need. I like H-110 with CCI magnum primers and 2400 with WW mag or stnd primers. These combinations have served me well over the years.