I know that most of you people who frequent this forum have their own loads worked up, but then again there are some who haven't. I fell on this load by accident several years ago. I got possession of about a gallon and a half of sized and primed .357 cases that hadn't been trimmed. They were of several different brands. Even though I have a power trimmer, I hate to trim cases with a passion. I wasn't worried about accuracy, I just wanted a bunch of cheap ammo to plink with when I would go back to the cabin and enough that I could let my grandson shoot until he got so tired he couldn't shoot anymore. I got my calipers and started segregating the cases into similar length groups .When I finished I had about four groups of similar length. I used cast Keith style 158 grain bullets cast from a RCBS mold from WW's & lubed with zamboni Red & sized to .357. I just guessed at a powder and a charge weight. I decided on Titegroup and a charge of 4.5 Grs. Due to there being a length difference, I set my bullet seating die to just a light crimp and of course when I would get to another group length I would have to adjust the die again.
My experiment was a success. This is some of the most accurate ammo that I ever fired. I haven't ever got down on the bench to see just how accurate it is. Here's a good example. At 60 yards with a improvised rest I will hit the end of a pop can about 9 out of 10 shots. I've been shooting these rounds through a 61/2" Ruger Black Hawk and a 6" Western Marshall(the early all steel ones) for several years and there isn't a bit of lead fouling in either one. All I have done is keep the revolver clean and lubed. The recoil is quite pleasant also. IF YOU DON'T HAVE A PLINKING LOAD YOU MIGHT WANT TO TRY THIS ONE. If I can remember to take it with me the next time I go to the range , I;m going to chronograph them.
David a. Cogburn