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What's the hottest commercial .357 ammo?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by DMK, May 29, 2006.

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  1. DMK

    DMK Member

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    What's the hottest .357 ammo available on the market right now?

    I've got a 6" Model 28 and shoot mostly Federal Hydrashock or Speer Gold Dot 158gr in it. In that big revolver, they just don't feel all that stout. I'd like to try a "full house" .357 in it and I'm not setup to reload yet.
     
  2. Jim March

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    These guys are contenders:

    http://www.buffalobore.com/ammunition/default.htm#357

    Cor-Bon's 180 and 200 hunting loads are thumpers too...but I think BuffBore rules right now.

    Odd note about BuffBore's testing: for some reason newer-era S&W barrels and Rugers shoot "faster" than classic S&W 27/28 barrels. Although cylinder gap dimensions probably matter at least as much...
     
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    Wow, that stuff is speedy!

    Thanks for the links guys.
     
  5. Jim March

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    I shot some Doubletap 125gr and yeah, they were a handful in a Ruger New Vaq :).
     
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    With lighter bullets, the 90 grain Super-Vel use to approach 1500 fps from
    a 6" tube. Of course, this was a Lee Jurras invention that took off like a wild
    fire~!:D

    Say, has anybody got any of that ammo left over?
     
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    For the more budget conscious shooter, .357 Remington-UMC 125 gr. jacketed soft points (yellow box) provide considerable excitement. 1,600 to 1,650 fps in my GP-100 with a big circle of flame from the B-C gap.

    These were available at Wal-Mart.

    :)
     
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    Always thought PMC was hot, Norma if you run into any.
     
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