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.357 defense ammo

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by igorsky, Jan 25, 2003.

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  1. igorsky

    igorsky Member

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    Hello,

    I recently acquired Smith Wesson Performance Center Model 627 revolver
    Can you guy's recommend good defense ammo for it

    Thank you :)
     
  2. sevenshot

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    Remington 125gr SJHP has a good history
     
  3. LWCmdr45

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    I think any of the 125JHP Mag. loads from the major manufacturers would be fine; I prefer the Federal. I have heard, but have no personal experience, that the Cor-Bon 125 loads are a wee bit too hot and may have sticky extraction.

    Steve
     
  4. Bullet

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    I like Federal Hydra-shok JHP.
     
  5. Baron Holbach

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    Today, I ordered a box of Gold Dot 158 grain JHP for my 4-inch Ruger GP100.
     
  6. igorsky

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    Thank you guys for you suggestions
     
  7. Slow

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    I too would go with the 158 grain Gold Dots
     
  8. tbeb

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    If you find the full-power 125 gr. a bit much then try the Federal 110 gr. JHP. It has good expansion and sufficient penetration. Another good load is the Winchester Silvertip 145 gr. JHP. I used to load a Ruger GP-100 with the latter because it has good expansion and good penetration.
     
  9. Okiecruffler

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    I've used GoldDots in all of my carry arms with good results, but I recently changed over to CorBon 125's in my Taurus 650. They seem to be a little more accurate, but as has been mentioned above, they are HOT and take some getting used to.
     
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    my .357s seem to like the Silvertips
     
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    My KGP-141 and SP-101 both like the 145gr Silvertips. Other good rounds are the Fed and Rem 125gr loads, Win. and Rem 110gr loads and the Speer 125gr Gold Dots.
     
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    My .357 is loaded with the CCI 158gr Gold Dot HP.
     
  13. Tamara

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    I've got Georgia Arms Deerstoppers in my PC627.

    Of course, 158gr @ 1475fps might be a little excessive unless you've got two or three bad guys in a row, but it was what I had lying around...
     
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    125gr corbons,125gr from winchester,remington or federal,145gr silvertips,150gr starfires.Try a few different ones and see which works best for you.
     
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    I second sevenshot's recomendation. If they are to stout to handle, the WInchester 145gr Silvertips would be a good alternative.
     
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    HIGHLY RECOMMEND

    Any high-quality 125g JHP.
     
  17. Jim March

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    The good news is, all of the above will prolly work :). Especially since we're talking about a 4" barrel versus 2".

    I'm impressed by what I'm hearing about the 158 Gold Dot projectile. It's being loaded by several companies, I'd cross-compare for accuracy. The Proload may or may not be the fastest but might be the most accurate.

    If a 158 will reliably expand, the extra momentum may be of advantage if you ever have to try the "break the pelvis" shot, which can stop a charging knifer/club-armed assailant quicker than anything this side of a headshot or lucky spine hit.
     
  18. Jason Demond

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    I like 158gr Gold Dots for my 686.:)
     
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