357 MAGNUM

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 ammunition is a popular range and self-defense round among American recreational shooters. Large enough to use in many capacities for hunting, the caliber is primarily used in handguns but you can find carbines chambered for 357 mag as well.

Because of the caliber's raw power, it is widely regarded as one of the best self-defense rounds available. You can generally expect muzzle velocities of 1,200 to 1,600 feet per second with commercial 357 magnum ammunition.

Sport shooters looking to do some range training will likely opt for full metal jacket (FMJ) rounds while jacketed hollow point (JHP) bullets are loaded in most commonly accepted self-defense rounds. Look for a steady in-stock supply from great manufacturers like Speer, Remington and others.

Take a look at the breakdown listed below to see all of our 357 ammo for sale.

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  1. 50rds – 357 Magnum PMC 158gr. JSP Ammo 50rds – 357 Magnum PMC 158gr. JSP Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 2 Review(s)

    $24.50
    $0.49/ppr

    181 In Stock

  2. 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

    139 In Stock

  3. 25rds - 357 Mag Hornady LEVERevolution 140gr. Elastomer Flex Tip Ammo 25rds - 357 Mag Hornady LEVERevolution 140gr. Elastomer Flex Tip Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review(s)

    $27.95
    $1.12/ppr

    24 In Stock

  4. 20rds - 357 Mag Heavy Buffalo Bore 125gr. Barnes XPB HP Ammo 20rds - 357 Mag Heavy Buffalo Bore 125gr. Barnes XPB HP Ammo
    $37.95
    $1.90/ppr

    7 In Stock

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357 Magnum Ballistic Gel Test Results

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Used firearms icon
Firearm Used S&W 640
Barrel length icon
Barrel Length 2.125"
Distance target icon
Distance to Target 10 Feet
Barrier icon
Barrier 4-layer cloth
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 Magnum 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 Magnum Speer Gold Dot 125gr. JHP Ammo
  27.12"
0.37" 1207
20rds – 357 Magnum Speer Gold Dot 158gr. JHP 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 Magnum Winchester 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
50rds - 357 Mag Black Hills 158gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo 500rds - 357 Mag Black Hills 158gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo
  18.34"
0.49" 1155
20rds - 357 Mag Federal Hydra-Shok 158gr. HP Ammo 50rds - 357 Mag Federal LE Tactical Hydra-Shok 158gr. HP Ammo 500rds – 357 Magnum Federal Hydra-Shok 158gr. JHP Ammo
  19.7"
0.49" 1147
500rds – 357 Magnum Remington Golden Saber 125gr. BJHP Ammo
  18.22"
0.56" 1148

Recent 357 MAGNUM Reviews

  • ☆☆☆☆☆
    Dear Sir is this ammo available in Hungary? I'm enrolled in a Club and partitipates in competitions.Thank You for your answers best regards ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CBC Magtech exports to over 100 countries, including Hungary. If you'd like to get in contact with them they can be reached at reintex@reintex.hu; vago.akos@reintex.hu
    elemer2.bereczkygmail.com on 50rds – 357 Magnum Magtech 158gr. FMJ Flat Ammo
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    I have heard good and bad about this ammo but so far I have to give it five stars. I shoot this out of my GP-100 and at 50 yds I can keep all bullets in 2 inch group all day long I also shoot it in my henry carbine and at 100 yds I get 1 inch groups with no problem. The carbine is topped with a Nikon pro hunter scope and so far it has taken 3 deer from 35 yds to 84 yds all were verified with range finder all were one shot kills and to put the frosting on the cake I took a nice hog all were neck shots and BANG lights out.
    Rick I on 50rds – 357 Magnum PMC 158gr. JSP Ammo
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    Matter of fact I just used one last night walked out my house and there was a cottonmouth moccasin sitting on my back porch sadly I only had 38 Special + p 140 grain Lehigh Xtreme penetrator is in it so I had to run get a rat shot come back by then he was still trying to get into my house them things don't run from you they run to you but that's fine he ran into a bullet or I should say about a hundred lead pellets
    Chris Williams on 10rds – 38 Special CCI 100gr. #9 Shot Ammo
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    Fwank on 500rds - 357 Mag Winchester USA 110gr. Hollow Point Ammo