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Old 05-13-2012, 08:22 PM   #21
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:06 AM   #22
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I avoided posting until now because I want a .357 Maximum so much the jealous thoughts prevented me from saying congratulations.


But I am better now but still
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:26 PM   #23
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The 357 MAX in a rifle is even better then in a pistol . The rifle you can move the bullet out to touch rifling giving you more room in case for 5 gr more powder . The 180gr bullet below in a Encore rifle with the correct powder will go 2400 fps , that matches a 180gr in 308 winc rifle ..And I have that rifle for sale .



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Old 05-16-2012, 08:44 AM   #24
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The 357Max in a rifle is fun to shoot and has next to no recoil. I've got one in a Martini Cadet.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:05 PM   #25
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I got the rifle , bullets , brass and powder from tx pete before he died and I never shot it . I need to loadup some ammo for it some day . ... I got it for pig hunting to go with my Ruger 357 Max I just sold .
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Glad you sold that Ruger because everytime I saw the pic I wanted it. I already committed to an old M700 Remington from my BIL in 223 so I my gun fund will be a little dry.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:01 AM   #27
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Glad you sold that Ruger because everytime I saw the pic I wanted it. I already committed to an old M700 Remington from my BIL in 223 so I my gun fund will be a little dry.
I think of putting this one up for sale

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Old 01-11-2013, 03:27 PM   #29
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I got this for pig hunting and it don't look like I will ever do anymore hunting . I have trouble chasing beaver around the super market anymore . I got 3 lbs of accurate 1680 which is suppose to be more accurate then IMR4227 in a Maxie and 200 fps faster too . The 357 max Ruger is sold .


Here is the rifle to go with it . I've never fired the 357 Maxie barrel yet and I never got the scope sighted in on the 308 yet .

Photobucket change the one one picI posted

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I shoot the max in both a Contender pistol and the Ruger. It's a fine, fine cartridge that should be much more popular.

So sorry you had to sell your Ruger. My prayers and my heart goes out to you in your battle.
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If you shoot 180 Gr Hornady the have 2 crimp groove . One groove for the revolver and other one is for a single shot which allows more powder and a bunch of FPS .

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I shoot the max in both a Contender pistol and the Ruger. It's a fine, fine cartridge that should be much more popular.

So sorry you had to sell your Ruger. My prayers and my heart goes out to you in your battle.
I hate to ask but what is a max? Is that like Plus P?
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I hate to ask but what is a max? Is that like Plus P?
Anyone having 357 Max rifle or pistol should book mark this paste

http://www.bellmtcs.com/store/index.php?cid=121

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I hate to ask but what is a max? Is that like Plus P?
It's a 357 Maximum - a cartridge that is about .3" longer than a 357 Mag. Developed as a silhouette cartridge, but no longer loaded, commercially. Ruger and Dan Wesson made a 357 Max revolver for a few years, but survives, today, mainly in the Contender. Remington still makes a run of Max brass, every other year.

Here's my basically unfired 357 Max Blackhawk, made in 1984.

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It's a 357 Maximum - a cartridge that is about .3" longer than a 357 Mag. Developed as a silhouette cartridge, but no longer loaded, commercially. Ruger and Dan Wesson made a 357 Max revolver for a few years, but survives, today, mainly in the Contender. Remington still makes a run of Max brass, every other year.

Here's my basically unfired 357 Max Blackhawk, made in 1984.

Thanks. Neat picture!.
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She's a beauty !
She is at that. My only issue is whether to drill and tap for a scope mount, because these old eyes can't shoot iron the way they used to do, but I hate to do that to such a pristine 357 Max like this. I can find no evidence that it's even been fired.
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She is at that. My only issue is whether to drill and tap for a scope mount, because these old eyes can't shoot iron the way they used to do, but I hate to do that to such a pristine 357 Max like this. I can find no evidence that it's even been fired.
Thats a hard one to decide. But I would leave it alone. She is perfect just the way she is.
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She is at that. My only issue is whether to drill and tap for a scope mount, because these old eyes
When you drill and tap it you will cut the value in half . Take a feeler gauge and measure the gap between cylinder and barrel if it is between .001 and .002 you have a very rare Maxie .
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When you drill and tap it you will cut the value in half . Take a feeler gauge and measure the gap between cylinder and barrel if it is between .001 and .002 you have a very rare Maxie .
Been meaning to do just that, because the gap is the tightest I've ever seen on a revolver. It is, literally, all but invisible unless you hold it up the light, just perfectly.

I just don't have the heart to drill and tap - this gun is just that perfect. I'll just order a new set of eyes or something.
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