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Old box of Rem. UMC .357 Mag lead SWC ammo

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Old box of Rem. UMC .357 Mag lead SWC ammo

Post by fortyshooter » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:19 am

This is Remington UMC 357 Mag ammo that a neighbor gave some years ago that he had with his .357 revolver.
I'm thinking from 80's or late 70's maybe...the lead bullets will finger nail dent easily and wonder if I would have leading issues
if used in the Henry BB rifle?
I have been avoiding using them but I need to shoot them. Guess I could try them in my Smith 66 4 inch revolver but wondered about
the extra FPS out of a 20 inch rifle barrel.
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Re: Old box of Rem. UMC .357 Mag lead SWC ammo

Post by GFK » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:35 am

I had a box of them, until last year, that I bought on a Marine base back in 91. I shot them in my Marlin 1894C (it liked them) last year. I was planning to use them as target practice. But, it seemed hard to find time as I transferred from state to state during a 22 year period of service. Plus, .38s are a little cheaper to shoot. Mind you, I think I paid $10 for the box. So, it would not have been a big issue. Since you got a new Henry .357 on the way, give them a try in it.
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Re: Old box of Rem. UMC .357 Mag lead SWC ammo

Post by fortyshooter » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:58 am

I'll try them in my revolver and see how they shoot first. Called Remington this morning and they didn't have any info regarding FPS.
Box has a bar code on bottom so maybe from early 90's.
Thanks for your info on shooting them!
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Re: Old box of Rem. UMC .357 Mag lead SWC ammo

Post by fortyshooter » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:01 am

Silly me...just found out bar coding started in mid 70's! I forget the little things!
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Re: Old box of Rem. UMC .357 Mag lead SWC ammo

Post by GFK » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:22 am

I am still working on trigger control. But, this is how the rounds shot in the 1894C. I think that I am shooting to the right because of the firm trigger pull.
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Re: Old box of Rem. UMC .357 Mag lead SWC ammo

Post by BigAl52 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:40 am

Nice target GFK and Forty I bet those will do fine in the Henry. Those UMC loads are not typically very fast.
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Re: Old box of Rem. UMC .357 Mag lead SWC ammo

Post by fortyshooter » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:58 pm

Well they group darn well in that Marlin!
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