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Two 'different' .357mg 125gr SJHP from Remington?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Warp, Oct 9, 2011.

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  1. Warp

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    There is the Remington R357M1 available in 50 round boxes but then there is the Remington L357M1B available in 100 round boxes.

    CTD's listing for each:

    50 round Remington Express: $38
    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ItemDetail.aspx?sku=66247

    100 round UMC: $52 (Walmart has them for $48 locally, I have bought two)
    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ItemDetail.aspx?sku=34880

    They are each 125gr SJHP listed at 1450 FPS. They each have the scalloped semi jacket. They are both hot.

    What's the difference?
     
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  3. Warp

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    Could you please, in your own words, paraphrase the differences according to what you have read?

    .357 isn't even mentioned in that 6 year old thread.

    I guess the Express is supposedly held a little bit higher standard of quality, some people say?
     
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    I understand they use the same slugs but one of them, no doubt the higher priced, use flash retardant powders and and maybe the cases are sealed better from moisture.

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    Isn't UMC Remington as well?
    As far as I know UMC is like the Remington version of WWB.
     
  6. HadEmAll

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    The Express load in the 50 round green and yellow box has a nickled case. The UMC load in the 100 round boxes has a brass case. They both use the same semi-jacketed bullet. They both chronograph the same out of my GP100 and SP101. The UMC may burn a little dirtier, but I can't swear to it.

    There is also a 125 grain Golden Saber load which I know nothing about.
     
  7. Warp

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    Ahhh, a nickel plated case is something I can understand spending the additional money for if it was to be used for carry/defensive use.

    The Golden Saber load is a little bit more moderate than the blazing hot 125 SJHP
     
  8. HadEmAll

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    Yes, the plated cases extract easier and more reliably from my 3 .357s. I carry the Express, and practice with the UMCs.

    But if the UMCs were all I had, I wouldn't hesitate to use them. Just be sure and smack that ejection rod smartly.
     
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    Nickel plated cases and cleaner burning powder, the older stuff is really dirty.
     
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