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What do you load your 357MAG with?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by dodging230grainers, Aug 5, 2006.

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What do you load your 357MAG with?

  1. 125gr Cor-Bon DPX

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  2. 125gr Remington Golden Saber

    8 vote(s)
    8.8%
  3. 125gr Speer Gold Dot

    10 vote(s)
    11.0%
  4. 158gr Speer Gold Dot

    9 vote(s)
    9.9%
  5. 158gr Hydra-Shok

    9 vote(s)
    9.9%
  6. 180gr Load

    5 vote(s)
    5.5%
  7. Other 125gr

    20 vote(s)
    22.0%
  8. Other 158gr

    29 vote(s)
    31.9%
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  1. dodging230grainers

    dodging230grainers Member

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    What premium JHP do you load in your 357MAG, and why?
     
  2. Stephen A. Camp

    Stephen A. Camp Moderator In Memoriam

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  3. Powder_Burn

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    I run Speer Gold Dot "Short Barrel" 135 Grain JHP in my lightweight snubbie. They are much more manageable than regular loads since the pistol weighs under 1lb!
     
  4. Action_Can_Do

    Action_Can_Do Member

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    Winchester white box 125 grn. JHP. Cheap, but they do the trick.
     
  5. Cousin Mike

    Cousin Mike Member

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    At the moment...

    ... I've got 8 rounds of CCI 158gr. JHP's on tap in my new Taurus.
    Not the best stuff in the world, but I'm sure it'll get the job done.
    They actually look like some pretty mean rounds.

    Why: The place I bought it didn't have anything hot that was heavier than 110 gr., and The CCI was $10 for a box of 50. The range I went to didn't sell anything but reloads, and didn't allow "full-house" .357 Magnum to be fired on their range. :banghead: Full-house was anything other than their reloads. :fire:

    Needless to say I was shooting .38spl today. :cuss:
     
  6. Eightball

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    Remington White Box. Cheap, and available from where I work--saves me gas money, which I then use to buy more ammo:D .
     
  7. hossdaniels

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    170 gr buffalo bore jhc

    great for deer, should work on people too if it has to.
     
  8. joeoim

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    158 gr

    Remington 158 gr semi jacketed hollow points, handloaded to +p specs.
    Some times 3-158 gr sjhp's followed by 3-158 gr semi jacketed soft points.

    Joe
     
  9. hossdaniels

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    170 gr buffalo bore jhc

    great for deer, should work on people too if it has to. their 125,s get 1700fps and the 180's get 1400fps. both around 800 ft/lbs energy.:neener:
     
  10. JNewell

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    Other: 145 gr Winchester Silvertip
     
  11. atlctyslkr

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    Corbon 110gr. Probably won't buy anymore once I finish it off. I voted for and have many boxes of 158 gr Hydrashok and Federal Classic 125gr JHP.
     
  12. _N4Z_

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    Other: Rem 158 SJHP's is my load of choice, though I'll load 180's when I can find them.

    Practice with Independence and Aguila 158 SP's as the Remington stuff is not cheap.
     
  13. huntershooter

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    My .357 is a "bush" gun-Ruger flattop I carry out at the ranch. I load 180 gr. CP gas check cast bullets to 1250 fps. Enough penetration to stop a nutso steer, in a handy package.
     
  14. Syndrome

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    My .357 is an Sp101 with 3" barrel. It is loaded with 135 grain Gold Dot short barrel loads, so I can't vote for any of the options in the poll. :p
     
  15. dracphelan

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    158 grain lead hollow points I load myself.
     
  16. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    165Gr LSWCGC of my own reloads.
     
  17. Smith357

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    180 grain Hornady XTPs
     
  18. Black_Talon

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    135gr Speer GD in my 4" M65.
     
  19. cookekdjr

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    I prefer 158gr soft points or swc's.
     
  20. CPLofMARINES

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    110 grn. JHP (aka) man stoppers!


    Semper Fi!
     
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    Winchester 125 Gr Super X JHP for when I'm outside or on the road, and some kind of .38 Sp 158 Gr JHP in my 66 for home defense. I don't know the name of these .38s. Sorry.
     
  23. Redneck with a 40

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    My 357 is not my primary self defense gun, that duty goes to my XD40.:p I primarily use my 357 on camping trips, protection from both 2 legged and 4 legged critters. I load 158 grain JSP's in mine. Its a taurus tracker 4" stainless.
     
  24. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

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    158 Federal HS... I tried some of those 125 gr Remintons... damn things are too hot for me out of my Colt snubby. Downright uncomfortable to shoot.

    You gotta hit what you are aiming at, and to me those 125's were a sure fire trip to flinch city.
     
  25. GunnyBob

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    Double Tap Gold Dot 125's cranking 1600 fps, or their 158's doing 1400 from a 4" GP-100.
     
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