357 Magnum Ammo

A past favorite of police and military personnel (even famously used by General Patton), the .357 Magnum was designed as an improvement to the .38 Special and remains one of the most popular center-fire revolver cartridges among civilians for self defense and hunters for game like deer and hogs. Learn More

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  1. Hornady 357 Magnum Ammo - 25 Rounds of 135 Grain FTX Ammunition

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    $21.95 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 87.8¢ Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 90511
    • UPC 090255905113
  2. Federal 357 Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 158 Grain Fusion Ammunition

    56 In stock now

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    $18.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 90¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU F357FS1
    • UPC 029465098377
  3. Hornady 357 Magnum Ammo - 25 Rounds of 158 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $22.99 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 92¢ Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 90562
    • UPC 090255300215
  4. Hornady 357 Magnum Ammo - 250 Rounds of 125 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $230.90 Price

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    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 92.4¢ Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 90500
    • UPC 10090255905004
  5. Winchester Super-X 357 Magnum Ammo - 50 Rounds of 125 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $46.99 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 94¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU X3576P
    • UPC 020892201439
  6. Winchester Super-X 357 Magnum Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $47.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 94¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU X3574P
    • UPC 020892200470
  7. Corbon 357 Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 125 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $19.95 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Corbon

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Corbon
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 99.8¢ Cost Per Round
    • Corbon SKU SD357125/20
    • UPC 757750357082
  8. Federal 357 Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 158 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $19.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 100¢ to $1.00 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU C357E
    • UPC 029465093006
  9. Hornady 357 Magnum Ammo - 25 Rounds of 140 Grain FTX Ammunition

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    $24.99 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • $1.00 Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 92755
    • UPC 090255927559
  10. Hornady 357 Magnum Ammo - 25 Rounds of 125 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $26.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • $1.04 Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 90500
    • UPC 090255905007
  11. Federal 357 Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 158 Grain JHP Ammunition

    43 In stock now
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    $20.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • $1.05 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU P357HS1
    • UPC 029465085421
  12. Barnes 357 Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 140 Grain XPB HP Ammunition

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    $21.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Barnes

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Barnes
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • $1.05 Cost Per Round
    • Barnes SKU 21543
    • UPC 716876153527
  13. Corbon 357 Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 100 Grain PowR Ball Ammunition

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    $21.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Corbon

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Corbon
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • $1.05 Cost Per Round
    • Corbon SKU PB357100/20
    • UPC 757750357204
  14. Federal 357 Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 180 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $22.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • $1.10 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU C357G
    • UPC 029465093013
  15. Federal 357 Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 130 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $25.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • $1.25 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU PD357HS2 H
    • UPC 029465094669
  16. Winchester 357 Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 125 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $25.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • $1.25 Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU S357MPDB
    • UPC 020892218864
  17. Speer 357 Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 158 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $26.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Speer

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Speer
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • $1.30 Cost Per Round
    • Speer SKU 23960
    • UPC 076683239600
  18. Federal 357 Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 125 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $26.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • $1.35 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU C357B
    • UPC 029465092979
  19. Federal Vital-Shok 357 Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 140 Grain XPB HP Ammunition

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    $30.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • $1.50 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU P357XB1
    • UPC 029465098315
  20. Federal Vital-Shok 357 Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 180 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $34.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • $1.75 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU P357SA
    • UPC 029465061258
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The .357 Magnum – the first and most popular handgun magnum caliber – was developed in 1935, as an improvement to 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 & Wesson. The result of this work was the S&W Model 27.

Since then, many other revolvers have been built to accommodate the .357 Magnum cartridge, which has historically been popular among both law enforcement and civilians, keeping demand high 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 through 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 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 now 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 LEVERevolution ammunition made by Hornady in .357 Magnum is popular among North American hunters for medium and large game. First Defense, a solid copper bullet for self defense manufactured by Magtech, also comes in .357 Magnum. It is versatile and can be shot in many firearms, ensuring that the first Magnum will continue to be one of the most popular on the market.

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