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.357 snubby ammo

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by squinty, Sep 8, 2008.

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  1. squinty

    squinty Member

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    OK, who shoots a .357 snub nose? What's your favorite ammo to shoot from the short barrelled revolver? I'm thinking about Buffalo Bore's light .357.
     
  2. 1/7GRUNT

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    Have you checked out the M&P 340 club? You may not have that specific snub .357 but the info you can find there will be of immense help in finding the load for yours. What model do you have?
     
  3. squinty

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    my j-frame

    I have a 649 stainless. My girlfriend has a 638.
     
  4. The Lone Haranguer

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    The "mild magnums" (i.e., medium-velocity loadings) are about as much as I can stand, even in a heavier, more hand-filling revolver like the Ruger SP101. These include but are not limited to the Federal 130-gr. "Personal Defense" Hydra-Shok, Winchester "white box" 110-gr. JHP, Remington Golden Saber, etc. Other loadings like the Speer Gold Dot have come out since then.
     
  5. Virginian

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    Glaser Safety Slugs, Remington 125 gr. SJHPs, and some Gold Dot 125 grainers make me feel all warm and fuzzy.
     
  6. Doc Alamo

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    I have a model 60 and a 640 and use the Speer .357Mag 135grain short barrel exclusively. Fantastic ammunition. Very easy to shoot with these two snubs.

    Dr. Bill
     
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    My CCW Ruger SP101 2.25" barrel is loaded with Buffalo Bore 158gr .357 Magnum JHP. Hits right exactly at POA.
     
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    i use the "legendary" Remmington 125gr. SJHP in my 640-1, but i had it MagNa-Ported so i could shoot a box of 50 w/o my hand hurting.
     
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    I carry Remington 125gr .357 Golden Sabers in my SP101's
     
  11. 911Boss

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    I carry Double Tap 125gr Gold Dots. 1425fps and 563 ft.lb. of energy from 1 7/8" barrel.
     
  12. Elvishead

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    GDHP 38 135g +P for shooting people

    Buffalo Bore 125g for quad peds.
     
  13. Loosedhorse

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    +1 on Golden Saber mild magnum

    You may, but I don't, like all the extra muzzle blast from full-house .357 out of a short barrel. :what: The Golden Sabers are great, but I've never tried the Buffalo Bore (I've tried and liked a lot of their other loads).

    If I don't have Golden Saber around, then I find nothing wrong with .38 +P or +P+.
     
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    Remington 125gr Golden Saber
    Federal 130gr Hydra-Shok
    Federal, Remington, Winchester 110gr JHP
    Speer 135gr Gold Dot

    .38 Special 158gr LSWCHP
     
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