Hollow Point

357 Magnum Ammo in ballistic gel

We shot 22 different loads of 357 Magnum self-defense ammo into ballistic gel.

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357 magnum jacketed hollow point ammo is a great choice for folks that need a powerful self-defense round. Loaded with a hollow point bullet that is designed to expand upon contact with your target, these rounds are engineered to deliver the most amount of damage possible. Look for JHP rounds from trusted manufacturers like Remington, Speer and Hornady.

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  1. 20rds - 357 Mag Barnes 140gr. XPB Hollow Point Ammo 20rds - 357 Mag Barnes 140gr. XPB Hollow Point Ammo
    $21.95
    $1.10/ppr

    8 In Stock

  2. 50rds - 357 Mag Black Hills 125gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo 50rds - 357 Mag Black Hills 125gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo
    $36.42
    $0.73/ppr

    11 In Stock

  3. 50rds - 357 Mag Black Hills 158gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo 50rds - 357 Mag Black Hills 158gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo
    $39.95
    $0.80/ppr

    12 In Stock

  4. 50rds - 357 Magnum CCI Blazer 158gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo 50rds - 357 Magnum CCI Blazer 158gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review(s)

    $22.95
    $0.46/ppr

    2 In Stock

  5. 20rds - 357 Mag Heavy Buffalo Bore 125gr. Barnes XPB HP Ammo 20rds - 357 Mag Heavy Buffalo Bore 125gr. Barnes XPB HP Ammo
    $34.00
    $1.70/ppr

    7 In Stock

  6. 20rds - 357 Mag Federal Hydra-Shok PD 130gr. HP Ammo 20rds - 357 Mag Federal Hydra-Shok PD 130gr. HP Ammo
    $17.95
    $0.90/ppr

    101 In Stock

  7. 20rds - 357 Mag Federal Personal Defense 125gr. JHP Ammo 20rds - 357 Mag Federal Personal Defense 125gr. JHP Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review(s)

    $19.95
    $1.00/ppr

    101 In Stock

  8. 20rds - 357 Mag Federal 180gr. Power-Shok JHP Ammo 20rds - 357 Mag Federal 180gr. Power-Shok JHP Ammo
    $17.95
    $0.90/ppr

    44 In Stock

  9. 20rds - 357 Mag Federal 158gr. Hi-Shok Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo 20rds - 357 Mag Federal 158gr. Hi-Shok Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo
    $15.95
    $0.80/ppr

    146 In Stock

  10. 20rds - 357 Mag Federal Vital-Shok 180gr. Swift A-Frame JHP Ammo 20rds - 357 Mag Federal Vital-Shok 180gr. Swift A-Frame JHP Ammo
    $28.95
    $1.45/ppr

    78 In Stock

  11. 20rds - 357 Mag Federal 140gr. Barnes Expander Hollow Point Ammo 20rds - 357 Mag Federal 140gr. Barnes Expander Hollow Point Ammo
    $29.95
    $1.50/ppr

    19 In Stock

  12. 50rds - 357 Magnum Fiocchi 125gr Semi-Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo 50rds - 357 Magnum Fiocchi 125gr Semi-Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo
    $23.75
    $0.48/ppr

    25 In Stock

  13. 1000rds - 357 Magnum Fiocchi 125gr Semi Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo 1000rds - 357 Magnum Fiocchi 125gr Semi Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo
    $389.95
    $0.39/ppr

    2 In Stock

  14. 50rds - 357 Magnum Fiocchi Shooting Dynamics 158gr. JHP Ammo 50rds - 357 Magnum Fiocchi Shooting Dynamics 158gr. JHP Ammo
    $23.95
    $0.48/ppr

    91 In Stock

  15. 1000rds - 357 Magnum Fiocchi 158gr. JHP Ammo 1000rds - 357 Magnum Fiocchi 158gr. JHP Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review(s)

    $379.95
    $0.38/ppr

    8 In Stock

  16. 1000rds – 357 Magnum Fiocchi Pistol Shooting Dynamics 148gr. JHP Ammo 1000rds – 357 Magnum Fiocchi Pistol Shooting Dynamics 148gr. JHP Ammo
    $384.95
    $0.39/ppr

    3 In Stock

  17. 25rds - 357 Mag Hornady 158gr. XTP Hollow Point Ammo 25rds - 357 Mag Hornady 158gr. XTP Hollow Point Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 4 Review(s)

    $22.95
    $0.92/ppr

    32 In Stock

  18. 25rds - 357 Mag Hornady LEVERevolution 140gr. Elastomer Flex Tip Ammo 25rds - 357 Mag Hornady LEVERevolution 140gr. Elastomer Flex Tip Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review(s)

    $25.95
    $1.04/ppr

    42 In Stock

  19. 25rds - 357 Mag Hornady Critical Defense 125gr. FTX Hollow Point Ammo 25rds - 357 Mag Hornady Critical Defense 125gr. FTX Hollow Point Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 4 Review(s)

    $24.95
    $1.00/ppr

    99 In Stock

  20. 250rds - 357 Mag Hornady Critical Defense 125gr. FTX Hollow Point Ammo 250rds - 357 Mag Hornady Critical Defense 125gr. FTX Hollow Point Ammo
    $219.95
    $0.88/ppr

    4 In Stock

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357 Magnum Ballistic Gel Test Results
Ammo 5-shot average penetration depth 5-shot average diameter 5-shot average velocity
20rds - 357 Mag Barnes 140gr. XPB Hollow Point Ammo
  18.6"
0.67" 1204
50rds - 357 Mag Black Hills 125gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo
  21.88"
0.48" 1245
20rds - 357 Mag Heavy Buffalo Bore 125gr. Barnes XPB HP Ammo
  20.08"
0.66" 1537
20rds - 357 Mag Buffalo Bore 125gr. Barnes XPB HP Low Flash Short Barrel Ammo
  15.6"
0.6" 1157
20rds - 357 Mag Corbon 110gr. HP Ammo
  15.38"
0.62" 1228
20rds - 357 Mag Federal Hydra-Shok PD 130gr. HP Ammo
  20.58"
0.52" 1200
20rds - 357 Mag Federal Personal Defense 125gr. JHP Ammo
  15.54"
0.54" 1246
20rds - 357 Mag Federal Vital-Shok 180gr. Swift A-Frame JHP Ammo
  16.24"
0.54" 1057
500rds - 357 Magnum Fiocchi 158gr XTP Hollow Point Ammo 25rds - 357 Mag Fiocchi 158gr. XTP HP Ammo
  20.82"
0.48" 1049
25rds – 357 Magnum Hornady American Gunner 125gr. XTP Ammo
  24.02"
0.49" 1269
25rds - 357 Mag Hornady Critical Defense 125gr. FTX Hollow Point Ammo 250rds - 357 Mag Hornady Critical Defense 125gr. FTX Hollow Point Ammo
  16.86"
0.54" 1191
25rds - 357 Mag Hornady 158gr. XTP Hollow Point Ammo
  22.16"
0.51" 1119
20rds - 357 Mag Magtech 95gr. First Defense Solid Copper HP Ammo
  13.18"
0.57" 1262
20rds - 357 Mag MAGTECH Guardian Gold 125gr. HP Ammo
  15.88"
0.59" 1163
50rds - 357 Magnum Remington HTP 125gr. SJHP Ammo 500rds - 357 Mag Remington HTP 125gr. SJHP Ammo
  12.22"
0.63" 1223
500rds - 357 Mag Remington HTP 158gr. SJHP Ammo 50rds - 357 Mag Remington HTP 158gr. SJHP Ammo
  17.9"
0.58" 1150
20rds - .357 Mag Speer Gold Dot 125gr. HP Ammo
  27.12"
0.37" 1207
20rds - 357 Mag Speer Gold Dot 158gr. HP Ammo
  37.74"
0.35" 1043
20rds - 357 Mag Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel 135gr. HP Ammo
  15.24"
0.55" 1113
20rds - 357 Mag Winchester PDX1 Defender 125gr. Bonded JHP Ammo 200rds - 357 Mag Winchester PDX1 Defender 125gr. Bonded JHP Ammo
  14.72"
0.64" 1102
50rds - 357 Mag Winchester USA 110gr. Hollow Point Ammo 500rds - 357 Mag Winchester USA 110gr. Hollow Point Ammo
  11.46"
0.59" 1186
50rds - 357 Mag Winchester Super-X 158gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo
  22.26"
0.45" 1155

Recent Hollow Point Reviews

  • ☆☆☆☆☆
    These are an amazing round in my snubbie, as well as my lever action rifle. ALMOST as cost effective as shooting FMJ, and when it comes to practice, it's better to shoot with what you are gonna load your piece with and this is it!
    Great Round on 1000rds - 357 Magnum Fiocchi 158gr. JHP Ammo
  • ☆☆☆☆☆
    Using in 94 trapper carbine.8 shots 8 deer.yardages have been 36 to 133 so far. only 1 bullet exit. all deer hit in heart, still amazed that 3 went 50 yards. little to no blood trails, but all recovered easily. hope this helps.
    james bonney on 25rds - 357 Mag Hornady LEVERevolution 140gr. Elastomer Flex Tip Ammo
  • ☆☆☆☆☆
    This is the best defense ammo for 357. I did a science project with my son on the difference in 38 vs. 357. Using a 4" Ruger GP100 we shot both rounds from the same distance into clay blocks. For the 38 we used the Winchester DPX bonded hollow point 125gr vs this round for the 357. From 7 yards the DPX penetrated the 14"x 14" block of clay through and through, while leaving a fist size hole about dead center. This 357 round blew an identical block of clay almost in half, it blew open like a wilted flower. It did not pass through and all we could find were remnants of what used to be the bullet. It also had such an impact, a piece of the clay came back and smacked me right in the forehead leaving a bright red spot where it splattered (ouch!). The only draw back if you would call it a draw back is when fired from a short barrel at dusk, low light or no light conditions it reminds you of a battle ship firing broadside, in other words it will put out a good sized fire ball. If you shoot 1 round let alone 6 rounds at someone at night in your house and and fail to hit him, and he is still there? Call him "Sir" because he is one bad a$$ dude.
    Steve-O on 500rds - 357 Mag Remington HTP 125gr. SJHP Ammo
  • ☆☆☆☆☆
    Excellent bullet. I keep my 357 Smith and Wesson, loaded in my safe with this ammo.
    Joe Bolanos on 50rds - 357 Mag Remington HTP 110gr. (SJHP) Ammo