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357 Magnum Ammo

The .357 Magnum is one of the most popular centerfire revolver cartridges produced.  It has proven its effectiveness in decades of police use as well as use in civilian self defense.  Hunters have also used this cartridge to take game such as deer and feral hogs.

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  1. Corbon 357 Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 100 Grain PowR Ball Ammunition

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    • $1.05 Cost Per Round
    • Corbon SKU PB357100/20
    • UPC 757750357204
  2. Federal 357 Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 158 Grain JHP Ammunition

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  3. Federal 357 Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 180 Grain JHP Ammunition

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  4. Federal 357 Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 158 Grain JHP Ammunition

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  5. Winchester 357 Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 125 Grain JHP Ammunition

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  6. Federal 357 Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 130 Grain JHP Ammunition

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  7. Speer 357 Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 135 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    • $1.50 Cost Per Round
    • Speer SKU 23917
    • UPC 076683239174
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History of 357 Magnum Ammunition

The first handgun magnum caliber, and still the most popular, is the .357 Magnum. The .357 Magnum was developed in 1935 as an improvement on the .38 Special. It was the result of a collaboration between the legendary Elmer Keith, gun writer Phil Sharpe, and Colonel D.B. Wesson of Smith & Wesson and Winchester firearms. The .357 Magnum uses the same case as the .38 Special, but is 0.125” longer. Muzzle velocities over 1,500 feet per second for the bullet used in the .38 Special were reached by a charge that Sharpe developed. It pushed the 158 grain projectile down an 8 ¾” barrel in a .38/44 Outdoorsman revolver built by Smith and Wesson. The Smith and Wesson Model 27 is the revolver that resulted from this work.

In addition to the S&W Model 27, many other revolvers have been built to accomodate the .357 Magnum cartridge. The cartridge has historically been popular among both law enforcement and civilians, keeping demand high for the .357 Magnum since its introduction. All major ammunition manufacturers produce .357 Magnum ammo, and all major firearms manufacturers produce a weapon for this common caliber.

Law enforcement agencies used the .357 Magnum for many years, and U.S. military personnel used this caliber from World War II to Vietnam. General George S. Patton is one particularly famous user of this caliber. He carried two revolvers, one an ivory handled (not pearl) S&W .357 Magnum, and the other an ivory handled single action .45 Long Colt.

The .357 Magnum is mostly found in revolvers, however, other firearm types fire this caliber as well. Lever action rifles chambered for the .357 Magnum have been manufactured by Marlin, Henry and others. Semi-automatic pistols that fire the .357 Magnum have been manufactured by Israeli Military Industries and Coonan. Ruger has introduced a bolt action rifle chambered for the .357 Magnum. It's not too much to say that the .357 Magnum might be the perfect combination rifle and pistol cartridge when you consider how many single shot and pump action rifles can be had in this caliber.

The .357 Magnum is lately less popular among law enforcement agencies due to the advantages in performance and capacity offered by semi-automatic pistols. It is, however, still a valid hunting and self defense caliber. The famous LEVERevoution ammunition made by Hornady in .357 Magnum is well-liked among North American hunters for medium and large game. First Defense, a solid copper buller for self-defense manufactured by Magtech also comes in .357 Magnum. The .357 Magnum is versatile and can be shot in many firearms, ensuring that the first Magnum will continue to be one of the most popular magnums on the market.

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  • Doug said:

    "This ammo would have gotten better quality rating but there was a lot of unburned residue left in the action of my firearm. I was shooting a Desert Eagle and although the ammo burned "dirty" this never effected accuracy or function of my firearm. It did function without interruption and was surprisingly accurate for the price."

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  • Doug said:

    "This ammo would not function two rounds in a row in my firearm. I had problems with rounds loading from the magazine, and I had rounds fail to eject cleanly. I did shoot some one at a time and the accuracy was not up to snuff with other brands. This pistol can be finicky with this type of bullet, but it really didn't like this load. "

  • Bret said:

    "I have used other Fioochi ammo with my .357 handgun and my carbine with no problems and this ammo continues that excellent performance. Shoots well and fed without a hitch. "