Lyman 358665

#1
I've been reloading for .357 and I bought the Lyman 358665 thinking I could shoot this bullet in my revolver and, eventually, buy a lever action rifle and shoot the 358665 in that to.

Read an article by Glen Fryxell yesterday, wherein he says that the Marlin is finicky in .357 and that the 358665 will not smoothly feed in that weapon if it is seated to the crimp groove in .357 brass.

I was wondering if anyone here is shooting the Lyman 358665 in a lever rifle? Which one? And is anyone unsing the Marlin with this 358665 bullet?
 
#7
Volume One You can always use 38's and load as long as the lever will work with.
Thanks. Maybe I should do this. It is harder to find reloading data for magnum loads in .38 special cases - at least, it is harder in the Lyman and Lee data that I've got. Is there a reputable source where Keith style .38 "magnum" loads are published?

The OAL for the 358665 is - I think I remember right - 1.575". So it shouldn't be too long. It's the article I read that's got me doubting. Fryxell has so much good info that I'm inclined to believe him. But nobody's perfect and indavidual guns aren't always the best example of their respective type.
 

fiver

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#8
Lyman also has this thing about changing their designs every week or two also.

I use the 665 in my Rossi model 92 Lever-gun [which is a titch picky about feeding most 38 specials]
they slide through that rifle like goose poop.
they are also pretty accurate in the revolvers.

Glen might see this post and elucidate a bit more on what he had happening too.
 
#9
Lyman also has this thing about changing their designs every week or two also.

I use the 665 in my Rossi model 92 Lever-gun [which is a titch picky about feeding most 38 specials]
they slide through that rifle like goose poop.
they are also pretty accurate in the revolvers.

Glen might see this post and elucidate a bit more on what he had happening too.
Thanks for the response, Fiver. Did you shoot any 665s in .357 magnum?

The Fryxell guy posts here? Ha! That is too cool.
 

fiver

Well-Known Member
#11
that's all I shoot in the Rossi, it has never really seen anything but that bullet. [and a 'handful' of target rounds in 38 special cases single fed when I was teaching the nephew how to shoot]
the 665 in the 357, the 664 in the 45 colt, and the 667 in the 44 mag.
the 45 and 44 have seen a few others along the way but those are their main staples.
I keep a 5 or 7 gallon bucket full of those 3 bullets at all times, and generally have around 3-4K loaded rounds kicking around the place for them too.