.357 Magnum vs .44 Magnum
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.357 Magnum VS .44 Magnum

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$45.49

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Gun Specifications

Specifications

.357 Magnum

.44 Magnum

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 .44 Magnum Ammo is a rimmed, long bore bullet designed in 1954 initially used by revolvers but was quickly adopted for rifles and carbines. The design of the .44 Magnum Ammo is based on the .44 Special Ammo, but the lengthened case of the .44 Magnum Ammo allows it to load more pressure and achieve more incredible velocity and energy levels. At one point, the .44 Magnum Ammo was called the most powerful handgun ammo but was later dethroned by a few others. However, because of its manageable recoil, the .44 Magnum Ammo still remains one of the most popular large-bore magnum bullets. The .44 Magnum Ammo is unsuitable to be used by police or people with small builds. The overall length and diameter of the .44 Magnum Ammo are 41mm and 10.9m, respectively. The 340-grain variant of this cartridge travels at the velocity of 1,425 feet per second and produces an energy level of 1,533 ft.lbf. Manufacturer The .44 Magnum Ammo was designed and manufactured by Elmer Keith and Smith & Wesson in 1954. Because the bullet remains popular today, it is still manufactured. Uses When it comes to hunting, the .44 Magnum Ammo is a favorite for taking out the medium, and big game, up to the size of an elk in the range of 100 to 150 yards. However, thanks to the precise shot placement and deep level penetration this bullet provides, the big Cape Buffalo has been taken out.

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