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January 15, 2016
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I am going to try and post some of the loading data from the old Dan Wesson website.

I know people new to the Supermags are always looking for data, and especially those with 360 Dan Wesson.

January 15, 2016
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.445 SuperMag Loading Data (rev. 8/1/02)

*PLEASE NOTE*: Loads less than minimum charges shown are not recommended. For start loads, reduce by 5% and work up carefully, watching for signs of high pressure!

Test Firearm: Dan Wesson model 7445
Barrel Length: 10 inch
Brass: Starline
Trim Length: 1.6000″
Primers: Federal 210
    Start Loads Maximum Loads
Bullet Powder Weight (gr.) Velocity (fps) Weight (gr.) Velocity (fps) Pressure (psi) Energy (ft./lbs.)
180gr. Sierra A1680 41.0 1527 45.0 1757 33,500  
  H4227 34.5 1655 37.0 1901 35,100  
  A2200 36.5 1008 39.0 1161 29,125  
  Lil’Gun 32.5 1812 35.0 1992 41,250 1585.8 ft./lbs. @ muzzle, 858.0 ft./lbs. @ 100 yards
  W296 34.5 1695 38.9 1907 38,500
  IMR 4227 34.0 1630 37.3 1872 35,000
  XMP 5744 30.0 1415 36.5 1771 39,000
  Enforcer 29.6 1555 33.2 1835 36,850
Accuracy load – H4227/35.0gr at 1708 fps Hunting Load – H4227/37.0gr at 1910 fps
200gr. Barnes H110 33.5 1707 36.1 1855 35,500  
  Lil’Gun 31.5 1701 34.0 1868 36,300  
  H4227 35.0 1795 38.0 1885 36,500 1577.8 ft./lbs. at muzzle, 988.6 ft./lbs. @ 100 yards
  A1680 40.0 1561 41.5 1704 34,200  
  W296 32.0 1685 35.8 1780 35,230  
  IMR 4227 30.5 1395 35.5 1762 36,110  
  XMP5744 35.0 1787 36.0 1852 35,950  
  VN110 30.5 1755 33.0 1864 37,150  
  Enforcer 28.8 1455 32.2 1607 35,450  
210gr. Sierra H4227 32.5 1675 36.0 1815 38,250  
  VN110 30.5 1616 33.2 1804 36,750  
220gr. Sierra Lil’Gun 30.8 1678 33.5 1766 36,110  
  Enforcer 28.0 1501 31.2 1635 37,000  
225gr. Barnes H110 29.5 1765 32.5 1831 36,500  
  H108 28.0 1650 30.0 1705 38,500  
  Lil’Gun 30.5 1672 33.0 1738 34,450  
  H4227 34.0 1708 37.5 1864 35,100  
  A1680 36.0 1501 39.5 1655 34,000  
240gr. Hornady H110 29.0 1640 33.0 1798 37,950 1722.6 ft./lbs. at muzzle, 1112.9 ft./lbs. @ 100 yards
  Lil’Gun 31.0 1525 32.0 1682 33,550  
  H108 27.0 1585 30.0 1628 34,800  
  Enforcer 28.5 1489 29.2 1571 36,500  
  A1680 33.0 1575 37.5 1630 33,150  
250gr. Sierra H110 31.5 1478 32.8 1652 36,850  
  Lil’Gun 27.0 1425 28.2 1578 34,050  
  VN110 27.5 1490 30.0 1648 35,000  
  A1680 35.2 1401 37.0 1543 35,575  
300gr. Hornady H108 27.0 1501 30.0 1575 44,300 1652.3 ft./lbs. at muzzle, 1190.3 ft./lbs. @ 100 yards
  W296 25.5 1450 29.4 1546 41,500  
  H110 26.0 1435 28.5 1475 38,000  
  H4227 25.5 1195 27.0 1295 36,100  
300gr. Cast Performance Lil’ Gun 23.8 1484 26.0 1568 44,000  
  H108 26.5 1515 29.2 1540 42,750  
  W296 25.0 1440 28.5 1488 38,025  
  H110 25.5 1430 28.2 1490 38,150  
  H4227 25.2 1245 26.5 1301 37,200  
320gr. Cast Performance Lil’ Gun 24.0 1403 25.5 1509 44,200  
  W296 24.0 1311 27.0 1450 38,250  
  H110 23.0 1325 27.3 1465 38,500 1542.8 ft./lbs. at muzzle, 1090.3 ft./lbs. @ 100 yards

Pressure data: Oehler Model 43 Velocities measured at 5 ft. from muzzle Max load data was from a three shot average

Our thanks to the following contributing sponsors: Chris Hodgdon at Hodgdon Powder; Doug Derner at Hornady; Brian Combs at Laser Cast; Jon LaCorte at Nikon Optics; Bob Nosler at Nosler Bullets; Pat Ellinghouse at Ramshot Powder; Kyle Smith at Sierra Bullets; Robert Hayden at Starline; Mike Jordan at Winchester. For more loading information contact: D.J. Bushman at (580) 362-1003

January 15, 2016
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.414 SuperMag Loading Data (rev. 5/17/02)

*PLEASE NOTE*: Loads less than minimum charges shown are not recommended. For start loads, reduce by 5% and work up carefully, watching for signs of high pressure!

Test Firearm: Dan Wesson Model model 7414
Barrel Length: 10 inch
Brass: Starline
Trim Length: 1.6000″
Primers: Federal 210
    Start Loads Maximum Loads
Bullet Powder Weight (gr.) Velocity (fps) Weight (gr.) Velocity (fps)
170gr. Sierra Lil’ Gun 27.3 1765 29.0 1863
  H110 28.6 1702 30.0 1782
  H108 25.5 1688 27.0 1754
  Enforcer 24.0 1641 26.5 1727
200gr. Sierra H110 27.5 1708 29.0 1806
  H4227 26.5 1590 30.0 1765
  W296 26.5 1635 28.0 1715
  VN110 25.0 1631 28.0 1710
  Enforcer 23.1 1544 25.2 1620
  A1680 30.5 1485 33.0 1562
210gr. Sierra Lil’ Gun 26.0 1615 27.2 1656
  H110 26.7 1500 28.0 1577
  W296 25.9 1492 27.5 1551
  Enforcer 22.2 1402 24.0 1551
  H4227 25.7 1411 27.5 1499
  A1680 27.0 1365 30.0 1421
215gr. Laser Cast SWC Enforcer 21.0 1475 23.0 1631
220gr. Sierra H110 26.5 1412 28.0 1631
  VN110 23.5 1465 26.0 1551
  Lil’ Gun 24.6 1495 25.5 1543
  W296 24.4 1395 27.0 1503
  A1680 29.0 1272 31.0 1464
250gr. Laser Cast WFN Lil’ Gun 27.5 1400 28.8 1512
265gr. Laser Cast WLN Lil’ Gun 24.2 1399 26.5 1501
265gr. True Shot WNFP Lil’ Gun 24.0 1385 26.2 1493

Pressure data: Oehler Model 43 Velocities measured at 5 ft. from muzzle Max load data was from a three shot average

Our thanks to the following contributing sponsors: Chris Hodgdon at Hodgdon Powder; Doug Derner at Hornady; Brian Combs at Laser Cast; Jon LaCorte at Nikon Optics; Bob Nosler at Nosler Bullets; Pat Ellinghouse at Ramshot Powder; Kyle Smith at Sierra Bullets; Robert Hayden at Starline; Mike Jordan at Winchester. For more loading information contact: D.J. Bushman at (580) 362-1003

January 15, 2016
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.357 Maxi/SuperMag Loading Data
(rev. 7/9/02)

*PLEASE NOTE*: Loads less than minimum charges shown are not recommended.
For start loads, reduce by 5% and work up carefully, watching for signs of high pressure!

Test Firearm: Dan Wesson Firearms model 740
Barrel Length: 10 inch
Brass: Starline
Trim Length: 1.610″
Primers: Remington 7 1/2
   

Start Loads

Maximum Loads

Bullet Powder Weight (gr.) Velocity (fps) Weight (gr.) Velocity (fps) Pressure (psi) Energy (ft/lbs)
110gr. XTP H110 26.0 2005 27.6 2263   695.3 @ 100 yds.
  VN110     22.3 1885  
  H4227 25.5 1755 26.0 1812  
125gr. Nosler H110     26.0 2133   730.3 @ 100 yards
  W296     26.3 2005  
  Long Shot     15.0 1875  
  L’il Gun     22.6 1860 36,250
  Enforcer     22.1 1762  
125gr. Laser Cast FP H110 24.5   26.0 2035 35,000
  L’il Gun 21.5 1850 22.5 1901 35,200
140gr. Sierra H110 24.2 1801 25.7 1916   619.9 @ 100 yds.
  W296     24.0 1884  
  H4227 21.5 1635 24.5 1765  
140gr. Laser Cast FP Lil’ Gun 21.0 1605 22.3 1779 34,650
  VN110 17.5 1630 19.0 1746 36,450
  H110 20.0 1595 23.1 1709 34,500
  H4227 20.5 1580 22.8 1690 31,750
  Enforcer 19.8 1572 21.2 1664 33,100
  XMP5744 19.5 1555 21.0 1628 35,000
  A1680 24.0 1509 26.5 1619 31,250
158gr. Sierra Lil’ Gun     23.2 1875 36,100 704.9 @ 100 yds.
  W296     23.0 1828  
  H110     23.8 1839  
  VN110     20.0 1742  
  H4227     23.0 1692  
  A1680     26.0 1519  
  AA5744     21.0 1438  
158gr. Laser Cast FP Enforcer 18.5 1558 20.2 1717 36,700
158gr. Laser Cast SWC Enforcer 18.0 1400 20.0 1601 35,000
170gr. Sierra H110     21.7 1701  
  A1680     25.8 1663  
  H4227     21.0 1556  
  VN110     17.5 1526  
  A5744     20.0 1441  
180gr. Nosler A1680     26.5 1643   734.7 @ 100 yds.
  L’il Gun     23.0 1604 34,800
  H110 19.0 1562 20.0 1490  
  H4227 18.2 1525 21.5 1575  
  VN110     18.0 1536  
180gr. Laser Cast FPBB L’il Gun 20.0 1500 22.8 1595 34,575
  Enforcer 15.0 1471 18.0 1553 33,500
200gr. Cast Perf. L’il Gun 19.0 1470 21.5 1539 35,500
  A1680 22.0 1365 24.0 1450 32,150
  Enforcer 14.7 1350 15.5 1405 33,000

Pressure data: Oehler Model 43
Velocities measured at 5 ft. from muzzle
Max load data was from a three shot average

Our thanks to the following contributing sponsors:
Chris Hodgdon at Hodgdon Powder; Doug Derner at Hornady; Brian Combs at Laser Cast; Jon LaCorte at Nikon Optics; Bob Nosler at Nosler Bullets; Pat Ellinghouse at Ramshot Powder; Kyle Smith at Sierra Bullets; Robert Hayden at Starline; Mike Jordan at Winchester.
For more loading information, contact: D.J. Bushman at (580) 362-1003
 

January 15, 2016
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360 DW Brass and Cartridge Description

The .360 DW brass was conceived from .357 Remington Maximum brass cut back to 1.420″ which gives it a trim length between the .357 Remington Magnum (1.29″) and the .357 Remington Maximum (1.6″). Starline Brass Company has produced brass that is head stamped “360 DW” with a 1.41″ trim length. This is a lengthened .357 Remington Magnum case, for use with the heavier bullets such as the Sierra 170 and 180 gr., which are too long at the heel to allow proper seating to the cannelure in the .357 Remington Magnum case. The new Dan Wesson Firearms’ model 360/7360 Large Frame Series revolver’s longer cylinder and the new 360 DW brass from Starline allow the use of these bullets properly seated. Performance for the 360 DW cartridge approaches some of the loads for the .357 Remington Maximum but at .357 Remington Magnum pressure. Accuracy is excellent at distances required for most hunting and silhouette situations.

360 DW Load Data
(rev. 3/13/01)

*PLEASE NOTE*: Loads less than minimum charges shown are not recommended.
For start loads, reduce by 5% and work up carefully, watching for signs of high pressure!

Test Firearm: Dan Wesson Firearms model 7360
Barrel Length: 10 inch
Twist Rate: 1:18.75″
Brass: Starline 360 DW
Trim Length: 1.410″
Maximum Over All Length: 1.760″
Primers: Remington 7 1/2
  START LOADS MAXIMUM LOADS
Bullet Powder Weight (gr.) Velocity (fps) Weight (gr.) Velocity (fps) Pressure (psi)
95gr. HP H110 25.0 2032 27.6 2186 41,200
  Lil’ Gun 22.5 1895 25.2 2148 40,350
110gr. XTP W296 22.5 1801 27.5 2103 43,850
  VN110 20.3 1808 22.1 1996 39,250
  H110 22.0 1795 26.3 1991 40,965
  Enforcer 18.8 1594 21.5 1929 43,150
  Lil’ Gun 18.5 1755 22.0 1926 41,505
  A #7 16.5 1639 18.5 1868 38,125
  A #9 18.0 1596 20.5 1850 37,880
125gr. XTP H110 21.0 1755 24.0 1915 38,905
  Long Shot 10.5 1702 12.5 1885 43,200
  VN110 18.7 1728 19.5 1827 42,010
  Enforcer 18.0 1599 20.3 1782 41,000
  Lil’ Gun 16.3 1545 19.2 1735 38,575
  A #7 14.0 1513 15.6 1670 37,860
140gr. JHC H110 20.0 1705 22.5 1853 42,755
  W296 19.5 1685 21.0 1703 41,250
  Lil’ Gun 15.5 1625 17.7 1693 39,175
  VN110 16.0 1585 18.5 1642 44,225
  Enforcer 17.6 1525 19.0 1617 39,995
  H4227 17.5 1508 20.2 1602 40,675
158gr. XTP True Blue 12.5 1637 15.0 1867 39,425
  Enforcer 16.0 1608 18.0 1710 34,500
  H110 19.5 1595 21.0 1698 39,100
  Long Shot 11.2 1415 12.0 1572 40,050
  Lil’ Gun 16.5 1495 17.3 1544 37,350
170gr. JHC H110 17.0 1460 19.5 1632 34,400
  Long Shot 9.5 1314 11.0 1500 41,450
  Lil’ Gun 14.0 1326 15.6 1472 37,500
  IMR800x 9.0 1172 11.0 1449 32,800
  H4227 15.0 1165 17.5 1355 30,150
180gr. FPJ H110 16.0 1405 18.5 1494 31,150
  W296 15.5 1375 18.0 1409 30,550

Pressure data: Oehler Model 43
Velocities measured at 5 ft. from muzzle
Max load data was from a three shot average

Our thanks to the following contributing sponsors:
Chris Hodgdon at Hodgdon Powder; Doug Derner at Hornady; Brian Combs at Laser Cast; Jon LaCorte at Nikon Optics; Bob Nosler at Nosler Bullets; Pat Ellinghouse at Ramshot Powder; Kyle Smith at Sierra Bullets; Robert Hayden at Starline; Mike Jordan at Winchester.

For more loading information contact: D.J. Bushman at (580) 362-1003

January 15, 2016
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Great info to have, thanks for posting this.  I’d like to suggest that the admins make this a sticky, pinned topic.

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April 17, 2016
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Not sure how I missed this thread for the past 4 months, but nevertheless, thanks for the data.  

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