357 magnum recommendations please

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:28 pm
I have purchased a Winchester Model 1873 Sporter and would like to have your recommendations as to which grain bullet and which bullet type I should use for leisure target shooting.
I definitely want to use a flat nose bullet.
Full Metal Jacket?
Jacketed Soft Point?
Lead Flat Nose?
Semi-Jacketed Soft-Point?
Soft Point?
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arlen
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:39 am
Lead Flat Nose or Full Metal Jacket for Target...

Soft Point or Hollow Point for Hunting...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:28 pm
Thanks for the recommendation.
Is the ball ammunition longer in overall length than the flat nose? The reason that I ask is because my '73 does not want to cycle the rounds if the finger lever is not operated very quickly. If cycled slower, the round in the magazine interferes with the brass lifter so that the mechanism is bound up. I have to use a small screw driver to push the round in the magazine forward out of the way while pushing downward on the finger lever in order for the lifter to present the active round to the barrel bore.
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arlen
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:41 pm
Always cycle the action fast and with gusto...they don't like to be slow cycled.

I own a Model 1894 in .30WCF...and I throw that lever with a purpose.

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