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. Aguila 357 Magnum Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain SJSP Ammunition

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    $32.00 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Aguila
    • Foreign Discount Defense
    • 64¢ Cost Per Round
    • Aguila SKU 1E572823
    • UPC 640420003160
  2. Magtech 357 Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 125 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $16.50 Price As low as $15.75 in bulk
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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Self-Defense
    • 78.8¢ to 82.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU GG357A
    • UPC 754908175413
  3. PMC 357 Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 150 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by PMC
    • Foreign Discount Defense
    • 82.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • PMC SKU 357SFA
    • UPC 741569010078
  4. Remington 357 Magnum Ammo - 50 Rounds of 110 Grain SJHP Ammunition

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    $44.00 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 88¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU RTP357M7
    • UPC 047700420301
  5. Hornady 357 Magnum Ammo - 250 Rounds of 125 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $225.00 Price
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    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 90¢ Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 90500
  6. Hornady 357 Magnum Ammo - 25 Rounds of 140 Grain FTX Ammunition

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    $24.00 Price
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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 96¢ Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 92755
    • UPC 090255927559
  7. Hornady 357 Magnum Ammo - 25 Rounds of 125 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $24.00 Price As low as $23.50 in bulk
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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 94¢ to 96¢ Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 90500
    • UPC 090255905007
  8. Hornady 357 Magnum Ammo - 25 Rounds of 158 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $26.75 Price
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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • $1.07 Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 90562
    • UPC 090255300215
  9. Fiocchi 357 Magnum Ammo - 25 Rounds of 158 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $26.75 Price
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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Foreign Self-Defense
    • $1.07 Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 357XTP25
    • UPC 762344704418
  10. Barnes 357 Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 140 Grain XPB HP Ammunition

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    $24.00 Price As low as $23.25 in bulk
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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Barnes
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • $1.16 to $1.20 Cost Per Round
    • Barnes SKU 21543
  11. Magtech 357 Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 95 Grain SCHP Ammunition

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Self-Defense
    • $1.25 Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU FD357A
    • UPC 754908188611
  12. Speer 357 Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 158 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $29.00 Price
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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Speer
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • $1.45 Cost Per Round
    • Speer SKU 23960
    • UPC 076683239600
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History of 357 Magnum Ammunition

The .357 Magnum was the first and remains the most popular of the magnum handgun calibers. Introduced in 1935 as a step up from the .38 Special, the .357 Magnum was developed by the legendary Elmer Keith, Col. D.B. Wesson of Smith and Wesson and Winchester firearms and Phil Sharpe, a prominent gun writer of the time. This project used a case almost identical to the .38 Special with one major exception; the case was 0.125” longer. Sharpe developed a charge that pushed the 158 grain bullet used in the .38 Special beyond the 1,500 foot per second mark using an 8 ¾” barrel using a Smith and Wesson .38/44 Outdoorsman revolver. From this work came what would be known as the Smith and Wesson Model 27.

Besides the S&W Model 27, there have been a plethora of revolvers built to handle the .357 Magnum cartridge. The popularity among law enforcement and civilians alike has kept demand for the .357 Magnum high since its introduction. All the major firearms and commercial ammo manufacturers have firearms or make ammo for the .357 Magnum.

Along with many Law Enforcement agencies, U.S. military personnel used the .357 Magnum from World War II to the Vietnam Conflict. One particularly notable user of this caliber was General George S. Patton. He carried an ivory, not pearl, handled S&W .357 along with his single action .45 Long Colt.

One of the interesting facts about the .357 Magnum is that while most commonly found in revolvers, other types of firearms use this caliber as well. Marlin, Henry and other major manufacturers build lever action rifles chambered for the .357 Magnum. Israeli Military Industries and Coonan both manufacture semi auto pistols that shoot the .357 Magnum and Ruger has introduced a .357 Magnum bolt action rifle. Consider that there are also several single shot and even pump action rifles to be had, and the idea of the perfect rifle and pistol combination in .357 Magnum is not a far fetched one.

The .357 Magnum, while not among the popular choices among police agencies due to the advantages offered by semi auto pistols, is still a very valid hunting and personal defense cartridge. Hornady makes their famous LEVERevoution ammo in .357 that is very popular among medium and even large North American game hunters. Magtech offers their First Defense, solid copper bullet, self defense ammunition in .357 Magnum. The versatility of the .357 Magnum and the multitude of platforms that it comes in work together to ensure that the first Magnum will remain among one of the most popular magnums on the market.

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J.d. Parks ( Tue, 28 Aug 2012 02:49:44 +0000 ) : 158 gr Cast RNFP (gas checked) over 11.0 gr 2400, CCI mag primer. Took 2 deer last year, and a black bear this spring.
357 Magnum Ammo Ammo Customer Reviews
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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. "