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workinman

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Hi David,

I have a line on an H&R factory 357 MAX Ultra. Laminated thumb hole stock/fore arm, weaver scope rail, and I believe a 22" barrel. The gun appears to be in quite good condition except for the fact that the stock bolt needs tightened up.

Do you know what twist rate the barrel would be? What range of bullet weights would it be suitable for?

The barrel is stamped "SB2", is there any reason to think that it is not an SB2 frame? I could check before I make the buy....if I make the buy.

Now the million dollar question..... He is advertising it at $550, said he would take $500. Still seems high to me but they won't be making these anymore. Also given that an MGM barrel for my contender will cost minimum $370, even $500 doesn't sound terrible for a complete gun.

Lastly, I cannot remember whether or not I emailed you about your new site/forum. Please include me too.

Your thoughts?

Thank you sir.

Bryan

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Bryan,

the twist rate should be 1-16"...

Best bullet weights - 158 gr. to 180 gr...

Pull the recoil pad and stock, to check and see if the receiver is an SB-1 or an SB-2. If the back of the receiver is solid, it is an SB-1. If there are two cut-outs, one on either side of the stock bolt hole, then it is an SB-2 receiver...

$500 is a little on the high side, so it would really depend on how bad you want that gun. I know of no less than ten guys, who would buy that gun in a heartbeat!

You did email me, and your address is saved...


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workinman

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Thank you David,

Still deciding on this purchase.
I have been studying your 357 Max test. Very nice and thank you for the ton of work that the test must have been.
Question?
What are the reasons that I should not be able to get numbers close to yours with my Contender Super 14 35 Rem using 158 gr/140 gr bullets? I know I am missing something that probably should be obvious. I may want to purchase a new sizing die more suited to 357 diameter bullet....maybe? None of my three manuals list any 158 or 140 loads for the 35 Rem so there must be an obvious reason that this is not a good idea.
I have read numerous articles that claim that the 158 gr, 357 bullets performs just fine as a deer/pig round from a 35  Rem, but no load data.
I would appreciate your thoughts.
Thank you.

Bryan

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workinman

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Barrel length obviously. Anything else?
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