View Full Version : TC 357 hotshot Data

03-04-2011, 04:35 AM
Does any one know where I might be able to locate reloading data for the Thompson Center Contenders .357 Magnum hotshot shot capsules?

03-04-2011, 06:19 AM
from an old old print of making your contender perform that has very very limited data and all i have ever seen ( to my knowledge anyways )

both with 1/2 oz. shot
9.0 grains of imr 700x 1200 fps using new ww cases with win 1/2 - 108 primers
9.0 grains of bullseye 1202 fps using r-p or ww cases in good condition and r-p or ww small pistol primers ( doesnt state magnums so i'm guessing standard )
it says to load "full length resize and prime cases, bell mouth slightly to facilitate plastic capsule, put in powder charge, insert capsule with flat end down , seat in seating die and crimp case"

i've never loaded these , i have the 44 mag ones tho and they are fun , most the capsules i find empty nowadays are rather brittle from age so plz keep this in mind , i cant find it anywhere on the web ( but there's the possibility of many places i dont know of )

03-04-2011, 02:03 PM
Speer reloading manuals have load data in the back of there book,and I think if you buy the capsuls data comes with it.Speer has a load of 4.5 max for 700x for 38 or 357 mag.

03-05-2011, 02:02 AM
The TC Hotshot Capsule box had load data on it. My 44 Hotshot boxes do also. The Speer data is not serviceable for the TC Hotshot capsules.