Mar 15, 2019 · I already had a few rounds of 38 specials and warm 357 Magnum loads that I use in my revolvers so I started with those and found that they all shot very well in the Ruger rifle. The group on the target above were the first 3 shots fired from the rifle since deer season last year.
Oct 07, 2016 · Seven: Sierra.357 magnum, 158gr HP hand load pushed at 1250 fps it is shown to be a reliable expanding bullet as seen in the photo. All these bullet types will harvest deer efficiently if kept within reasonable yardage and using correct shot placement.
Some common performance parameters are shown in the table below for several.357 Magnum loads. Bullet weights ranging from 110 to 180 grains (7.1 to 11.7 g) are common. The 125 grains (8.1 g) J HP loads are popular for self-defense, whereas the heavier loads are usually used for hunting.
Dec 01, 2004 · standard.357 Magnum load, is slightly slower at around 1,750 fps but is just as accurate. Speer also has a line of copper-cupped bullets with pure lead cores in.357 diameter and is available in a 160-grain JFP or 146-grain JHP. The former loaded over the same charge of 18 grains of
Jun 13, 2012 · Comparing loads side by side shows that .357 Magnum still has tremendous advantage in muzzle velocity over a .38 Special +P if loaded by the same factory. For example, the Hornady Critical Defense .38 Special +P is pushing a 110 grain bullet at a stated velocity of 1090 FPS, which would produce 290 foot pounds of energy.
Mar 19, 2019 · Along with the hand loads, I had three factory .357 Magnum loads I wanted to chronograph. All of the loads shot well in the rifle but velocities varied depending on the powder used in the hand loads or the brand of factory ammo. Factory .357 loads ranged from 1500 fps up to 2000 feet per second depending on the brand of ammo.
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Dec 06, 2018 · Hunting wise, in the right hands and with the right load, the.357 Magnum will hammer everything up to deer and black bear. With that same gun you can also sling mild.38 all afternoon without once dreading the next trigger pull. This versatility is a rare quality in a rifle.