More playing with the ARMags and this is a nice mid-range round. The new Reamer works great at 357 mag depths and the added throat helps with the heavy bullets. The new LP mags are working good.
With the 350 Legend and factory backing, it will probably put the 357 Maximum out to the "novelty" status, and after building and shooting the Legend, I don't think that is a bad thing. That leaves the ARMag in a perfect midrange spot and with once fired 223 brass, a nice easy build.
Now to see if anyone make moon clips for .223 cases!
Well, I didn't make any moon clips for the 357 ARMag, but...….
We did set up one of our 357 uppers to shoot true 357 cased ammo! That's right, 357's right out of the box, rim and all for the AR-15. We still have some magazine tweaking to do, but the way things look the upper will handle the rimmed cases.
When I get some time (and ammo) we'll do some more testing. This could make the AR a true "companion carbine"!
Worked up a dedicated mag for the 357 Magnum AR this weekend and they actually worked. The factory loads didn't quite cycle the action compared with my 357 ARMag loads. We will tweak things a bit and then see if we can adjust things with the gas block to switch between the Mag and ARMag loads.
Then the plan is to do a carbine upper and get chrono readings with factory ammo with a revolver and the AR Carbine.
Got to the range last week for some 357 Magnum testing and got the upper cycling with factory practice ammo. Definitely not as much power as the 357ARMag. Unfortunately the chrono took a crap and I got no fps readings from the 10" pistol upper. The steel plates got beat up pretty good compared to the Vaquero so we do pick up some power it feels like. Mags feed 5 rounds great using our modified 357 ARMag magazines (that hold 15 rounds). After 5 rounds the stacking doesn't work as nice so a curved 30 round mag will have to be developed for the hi cap users.