Also known as 357 Smith & Wesson Magnum, 357 Magnum is a smokeless powder cartridge with a 9.07mm bullet diameter. Smith & Wesson and Winchester introduced it in 1934 as a successor of 38 Special Ammo. This handgun cartridge is an ideal example of extremely effective terminal ballistics.
357 Magnum Ammo Specifications:
Cartridge case: .38 Special
Case type: Straight Rimmed (R),
Bullet diameter: 9.07 mm (.357 inch)
Neck diameter: 9.6 mm (379 inch)
Base diameter: 9.6 mm (379 inch)
Rim diameter: 11.2 mm (.440 inch)
Rim thickness: 1.5 mm (.060 inch)
Case length: 33 mm (1.29 inch)
Overall length: 40mm (1.59 in)
Case capacity: 26.2 gr H2O (1.70 cm3)
Primer type: small pistol magnum
Maximum pressure: 35,000 psi (240 MPa)
Maximum CUP: 45,000 CUP
357 Magnum ammo is available in weights ranging from 110 to 200 grains. The case of the cartridge is 1.155 inches long that allows more space for the propellant to hold three grains of powder. Due to the higher powder charge, this cartridge can fire a 125-grain bullet at a velocity of about 1450 feet per second which is more powerful than its competitors. It is an ideal choice for plinking, self-defense, target shooting, and hunting. This handgun cartridge delivers excellent stopping power without creating much recoil to support the easy handling of a handgun. The excellent ballistic performance makes it an ideal choice for shooting practice and serious competitions. It is manufactured by several brands including Federal Ammunition, Federal American Eagle Cartridge, Fiocchi Cartridges, Hornady, Winchester, CCI Blazer Rounds, and Remington.