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158 SWCs in a 9mm Revolver

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    Posted: 07 September 2017 at 11:24
Hey guys and gals,

Need some guidance before I blow something up.  I inherited 1500 new 158 gr. SWC heads.  Not being a regular 38/357 shooter, it'll take me several lifetimes to use up that many in my little J36.  Without reszing them to .356, can I safely load them (modestly) for use in my Smith 986 wheelgun?  I wouldn't have to worry about feeding, so it's more running a slightly oversized head down the barrel.

Thanks in advance.  788
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They will have no issues, .358"158gr lswc bullets, not heads, work very well in 9mm. The problem could be, if loaded round chambers in cylinder or is too tight. I use .358" cast in Beretta 92, all the time. I use 3gr Bullseye, but 4gr Unique would also work. Just put good bell on case and crimp just enough, to straighten back out flare.

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