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Old December 4, 2012, 06:08 PM   #1
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Who makes the HOTTEST 357 magnum rounds>

Hornady, Buffalo Bore, Speer, Garret,


I am interested in shooting the hottest rounds available anyone have any suggestions ?
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Old December 4, 2012, 06:13 PM   #2
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I'm thinking Buffalo Bore. I don't think Hornady tends to make especially hot ammo. Does Garrett even do .357?
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Old December 4, 2012, 06:14 PM   #3
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:P

Underwood ammo makes some hot stuff too reference TNoutdoors9


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_zVn...ure=plpp_video
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Old December 4, 2012, 06:25 PM   #4
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Hottest I've chrono'ed is Buffalo Bore, and I can say they hold up to their claims.

I have heard underwood is also very hot but I've never put any through a barrel.
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Old December 4, 2012, 06:26 PM   #5
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Hickock has referenced them a few times however they have changed names i believe they make 357 not 100 %
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Old December 4, 2012, 06:40 PM   #6
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Old December 4, 2012, 07:08 PM   #7
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Why reply then?...... No need to impress anyone here
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Old December 4, 2012, 07:10 PM   #8
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Hah seems with a little google garret doesnt make 357 magnum
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Old December 4, 2012, 07:15 PM   #9
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Why reply then?...... No need to impress anyone here
Don't worry, he didn't.

Now for the post with the top half of his gun in Kansas and he was in Idaho shooting it at the time....ooops.

My brother had some handloads from a friend that clocked 1800 fps with a 125 gr bullet. They were not fun to shoot and I know they weren't the hottest ;loads around. .
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Old December 4, 2012, 07:35 PM   #10
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Hornady's Leverevolution stuff in 140 grain packed quite a punch on both ends when I fired it out of my 6" 586.
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Old December 4, 2012, 07:52 PM   #11
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Check out Underwood Ammo. They rule the hot 10mm crown. There Ballistic info is conservative. Most are getting faster numbers than printed.
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Old December 4, 2012, 08:32 PM   #12
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Why do you want the very hottest .357?
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Old December 4, 2012, 09:45 PM   #13
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I'd like to know why you want the hottest loads also.
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Old December 4, 2012, 09:53 PM   #14
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Hornady Superformance .357 are pretty darn hot. watched a buddy of mine fire a few from his lever action rifle and was amazed...some factory ammo he was shooting was kickin a little bit of dirt up each shot, the Superformance was kickin rocks and chunks of dirt up over the burm at 30 yards. Not sure if these can be used in a handgun tho.
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Old December 4, 2012, 10:47 PM   #15
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Buffalo Bore.
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Old December 4, 2012, 11:41 PM   #16
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Keep a close eye in your forcing cone. Those hot loads will erode, harden and eventually crack the forcing cone if you shoot enough of them and it doesn't take as long as you might think. I say this based on personal experience. I used to love hot loads but they are very hard on your barrel. Stick to 140 to 158 gr. bullets and your gun will hold up much longer.
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Old December 4, 2012, 11:41 PM   #17
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Hottest .357 Magnum ammo.

Buffalo Bore, Double Tap, Underwood. If you can handload try 14.5Gr. of 2400 with a 158Gr. LSWC and a CCI primer.
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Old December 5, 2012, 01:00 AM   #18
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Can't answer for the OP, but when it comes to hiking the hotter the better (staying in spec). I hike in Wolf, black bear, Grizzly, and Cougar country on a regular basis. I normally don't recommend a 357, but my 44 is getting too heavy for me with with multiple injuries. I've just started packing a 357 and I prefer 158 grs. with 14.5 AA#9. This will float a 158 through the air about 1400-1450 fps from a 6" 357. I would love to go beyond, but that would take me out of SAAMI spec.

This is my hottest load. Although, I do have some 125s loaded to 1750 fps with 18.6 grns of AA#9. Still in spec with the Hornady reload manual.
One of the reasons I prefer this powder... I like Hornady bullets and in my 4th edition Hornady reload manual this powder is king.
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Old December 5, 2012, 03:01 AM   #19
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Good old Remingtons 125g from Walmart are pretty hot. Felt recoils is about the same as BB. The 44mags too.
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Old December 5, 2012, 03:08 AM   #20
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I once knew I guy who claimed he had the hottest .357 Magnum. After he quit the business his new nickname was, 3 Fingers Louie.
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Old December 5, 2012, 03:23 AM   #21
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As I understand all main stream ammunition manufacturers load their 357 Magnum to lower power levels than the original load of a 158 grain LSWC @ 1525 fps. The boutique loaders like Buffalo Bore, and Underwood probably have a load close to that range.
I've always thought of getting a box of it just to see what the "old" load was like. For any practical purpose needing more power than what I can commonly get in 357 Magnum, I'll just use my 44 Magnum!
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Old December 5, 2012, 08:01 AM   #22
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Who makes the HOTTEST 357 magnum rounds>

Either handload it yourself or contact any one of several custom ammunition makers.
The custom stuff won't come cheap, they'll probably tell you you don't have enough gun and they may simply refuse to sell it to you.
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Old December 5, 2012, 09:10 AM   #23
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Very wise. A pony will never be a horse.
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For any practical purpose needing more power than what I can commonly get in 357 Magnum, I'll just use my 44 Magnum!
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Old December 5, 2012, 09:16 AM   #24
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Most 357s have plenty of cylinder steel to handle the hot loads.

A Colt SAA 357 is the same cylinder diameter as a 45 Colt for example.
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If you are just looking for punishment go find yourself a 340pd and some buffalo bore.
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