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Old 08-24-2010, 02:36 AM
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I was firing 125 grain Remington UMC in .357 Magnum from my 386NG and noticed that the projectiles were unseating themselves from the metallic cartridge. Per the owner's manual, should I test all ammo until I find one that will not unseat? I am worried that all ammo will unseat itself and that this is an inherent problem simply because of the low weight of the gun; therefore, I have no choice but to accept the fact that the projectiles unseat themselves and hope that the projectile does not completely come out.

Should I try a heavier round than 125 grain?
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I was firing 125 grain Remington UMC in .357 Magnum from my 386NG and noticed that the projectiles were unseating themselves from the metallic cartridge. Per the owner's manual, should I test all ammo until I find one that will not unseat? I am worried that all ammo will unseat itself and that this is an inherent problem simply because of the low weight of the gun; therefore, I have no choice but to accept the fact that the projectiles unseat themselves and hope that the projectile does not completely come out.

Should I try a heavier round than 125 grain?
Not trying to be sarcastic, but considering how much the gun costs; it should be designed to handle ALL 357 Magnum ammunition. If the ammo you were using was all that was available; you have a $1,000 paperweight!

I could see LSWC ammo loosing crimp, but not JHPs!
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:08 AM
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This does not happen with all 357 Mag ammo. Try other brands
to see what works best for your NG. I have fired my 386 with full house 357 Mags with out any problems.
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