Oh, no!! Now he's hooked! It took me a few tries to get the desired results... did the Goldilocks thing.... first too thick, then too thin, now I get them mostly just right...Powder coated my first bullets. Got the powder from Smoke4320 over at Cast Boolits. Used his method to cook it on. Surprised the shit out of myself.
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Mostly just right is sweet. Converting the lubra-sizer into a plasta-sizer. Got Pink Floyd shine on you crazy diamond blasting on ampzilla. Going to switch to the Allman Bros. when I squeeze them through.Oh, no!! Now he's hooked! It took me a few tries to get the desired results... did the Goldilocks thing.... first too thick, then too thin, now I get them mostly just right...
I don't know a lot about it, but I think it came out in the 70's. I remember guys at school talking about how "it had more power than the .44 mag".... I think they were reading paper ballistics, but even so, it's probably a pretty spicy little round.Not exactly reloading ,but I did get some dies. So I bought a TC contender "package deal" a little over a year ago. I just recently tested some some 22 hornet loads and they are looking pretty good. My next barrel I want to work up a load on is the 7X30 Waters. But it didn't have a pistol scope, and they can be pretty hard to find these days.
So I came across a deal on a .256 Winchester Mag revolver with a scope. They made me a deal to take it all, pistol, ammo and dies. So I just picked up my 7X30 barrel with the scope installed and the rest of the package. I am curious if anyone on here has ever owned a .256. The box of factory loads say .256 Winchester Mag , but the dies just say .256 Winchester. From what I can tell from my online research , these are one and the same.
I probably won't mess with it for a while, but welcome any knowledge anyone might have on this caliber. From what I can tell , it was released in 1961 and intended to be used in both pistols and rifles. Ruger made a single shot pistol, but it was soon discontinued. I don't recall if they chambered a rifle in it.
Strange thing, is there are almost no markings on the pistol. We are guessing it was a custom modification on maybe a Blackhawk frame. There might be some markings on the barrel under the picatinny style rail. But there are no visible caliber stampings.
I will check more with an old gunsmith friend before I fire it. My priority for the coming months will be the 7x30.
Yes, from what I read, .357 case necked down. From the reloading manual, it can push a 75 gr. V-max up to 2400 fps. It came with a set of dies, about 40 factory loads , and about 250 reloads. So I do have a pretty good supply of brass. I just have a lot of work to do with my contender calibers for now, so I might have to hide it away for a future project. lol.I don't know a lot about it, but I think it came out in the 70's. I remember guys at school talking about how "it had more power than the .44 mag".... I think they were reading paper ballistics, but even so, it's probably a pretty spicy little round.
I'm pretty sure it's the .357 mag case necked down to 25 caliber...so, brass shouldn't be an issue, if you can find the dies for it.