20rds - 357 Mag Federal Vital-Shok 180gr. Swift A-Frame JHP Ammo

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Federal Ammunition 180 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

This is 357 Mag Federal Vital-Shok 180gr. Swift A-Frame Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo. Handgun hunting is one of the most challenging ways to take game. You choose to use your wheelgun because you like to get up close and personal with your trophy. Vital-Shok offers three excellent options for handgun hunting: The Swift A-Frame provides 95% weight retention and deep penetration, Barnes Expander for outstanding expansion and CastCore for bone-crushing penetration. This 357 Magnum load uses the 180gr. Swift A-Frame hollow point projectile. This ammo is brass cased, nickel coated, boxer primed, non-magnetic and non-corrosve. This ammo comes packaged 20rds. to a box. Muzzle Velocity: 1130 FPS.

  • Manufacturer
  • Condition
    New
  • Bullet Weight
  • Use Type
    Boar Hunting, Deer Hunting
  • Casing Type
    Brass
  • Quantity
    20
  • Ammo Caliber
    357 Magnum
  • Manufacturer SKU
    P357SA
  • Primer Type
  • Muzzle Velocity
    1130
  • Muzzle Energy
  • UPC Barcode
    029465061258
  • Cost Per Round
    $1.45/ppr

Ballistic Gel Testing

 

We tested this Federal Ammunition 357 Magnum ammo by firing five rounds with a S&W 640 with a 2.125-inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of 16.24-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.538-inches, retaining 100% of the projectile's original weight.

On this page, you'll see video of our tests including photographs that detail the ammunition before/after firing it through a four-layer barrier into gelatin. Also, you'll see how this Federal Ammunition 357 Magnum ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 357 Magnum.

To read more about our testing procedures and processes, please head here.

20rds - 357 Mag Federal Vital-Shok 180gr. Swift A-Frame JHP Ammo fired into ballistic gelatin

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 20rds - 357 Mag Federal Vital-Shok 180gr. Swift A-Frame JHP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 20rds - 357 Mag Federal Vital-Shok 180gr. Swift A-Frame JHP Ammo

How do the results for this Federal Ammunition 357 Magnum compare to other 357 MAGNUM?

20rds - 357 Mag Federal Vital-Shok 180gr. Swift A-Frame JHP Ammo Gel Test Results
  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 15.3 16 16.3 16.7 16.9
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.51 0.54 0.54 0.55 0.55
Expanded Weight (gr.) 179.9 179.9 180 180 180
Bullet Velocity (fps) 1002 1017 1050 1101 1113
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