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Old August 23, 2014, 11:54 PM   #1
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Winchester PDX1 357 Magnum range report

I have became a fan of the Winchester PDX1 defender rounds recently thanks to some YouTube videos and personal experience with various calibers. So once I got my new carry gun a few months ago I've been on the lookout for some in the .357 Magnum variety. Last weekend I found some and today I shot a few through my S&W model 649-5.

Judging by that I was predicting these rounds to be a little warm but I must say after firing ten of them the recoil wasn't all that bad. Definitely more than the Speer Gold Dot SB in .357 Magnum but not nearly as bad as I was expecting. My dad fired five and he too didn't think they were too bad.

Accuracy wise, they are great. Maybe even exceptional. I shot ten into the same target. SA, off hand, standing at seven yards. I think at this distance they were pretty well hitting to point of aim, though maybe just slightly high.

The first five I was all over the place (7" group!) but the last five came in at 1 13/16"! That's a personal best for me with this gun in any load.

My dad done this

on his one and only try. That's 2 5/8". Not bad.

Overall I really like these rounds. The recoil wasn't anything too obnoxious and no real muzzle blast to speak of. Definitely warmer than the Speer GDs but not by as much as I figured. They certainly pass my paper test.

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Old August 24, 2014, 12:12 AM   #2
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And Winchester makes the best brass for reloading

Glad to know they shot well. I may grab a box or three someday and give 'em a try myself.
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Old August 24, 2014, 07:26 AM   #3
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I would be interested to see what kind of numbers you get if you ever get any and test them.

It's been awhile since I have shot any, but from what I can remember they remind me of Hornady Critical Defense rounds as for a recoil comparison. Those shells are rated a little higher if I remember correctly (1500 fps).
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