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.357 Magnum VS .30 Carbine

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$20.66

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Gun Specifications

Specifications

.357 Magnum

.30 Carbine

Height

1.29

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Average FPS

1294

Average Grain

142

Average Energy

528

Recoil

0.89

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Ballistic Coefficient

145.02

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Gun Descriptions

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.

About The .30 Carbine Ammo is a rimless cartridge that was introduced into the markets in 1942. The basic design of the .30 Carbine Ammo is based on the much older .32 Winchester Self Loading Ammo of 1906. The .30 Carbine Ammo uses a light casing and improved gunpowder. These additions resulted in the .30 Carbine Ammo delivering 41% higher muzzle velocity and 27% more impact energy. The US military demanded a bullet greater than .27 Caliber Ammo and had an effective range of at least 300 yards. All of these strict conditions were met by the .30 Carbine Ammo. Other than rifles, this bullet has also been chambered in several handguns and produced good results. The overall length of the .30 Carbine Ammo is 42.7mm, while the bullet diameter measures 7.8mm. The .30 Carbine Ammo can travel at a velocity of 1,990 feet per second while producing an energy level of 967 ft.lbf.  Manufacturer Upon the strict requests by the US military, Winchester's Edwin Pugsley designed and developed the .30 Carbine Ammo in 1942. Due to its usability, the .30 Carbine Ammo is still manufactured today.  Uses The .30 Carbine Ammo was created mainly for wars and to serve the military. However, this bullet is extremely popular among hunters as well. Under the right conditions, the .30 Carbine Ammo can prove to be a deadly shot for the small to the medium-sized game like whitetail deer, javelina, hogs, foxes, and coyotes. 

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