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.357 Mag. PDX

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Tiro Fijo, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Tiro Fijo

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  2. barth

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    All ready have it - LOL!
    One of the six SD rounds I'm testing with my "new to me" S&W 640-1.
    [​IMG]
     
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  3. dkf

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    I actually just picked up some yesterday to give to my dad as a Xmas present. Looks like a nice round.

    I wish Federal would come out with an HST round in .357mag. Maybe a nice warm 135gr. I can dream can't I.
     
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  4. barth

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    +1. It's like the good stuff is just in autos.
    At least Speer still has GDHP in regular and Short Barrel.
    Looks like the Double Tap Bonded Defense 357 has a Gold Dot bullet too.
     
  5. Tiro Fijo

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    So how's it shoot? Hot? :dunno:
     
  6. barth

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    PDX1 1325 fps

    GDHP 1450 fps

    Golden Saber 1220 fps
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    GDHP Short Barrel 990 fps
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  7. fastbolt

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    Considering how well the RA38B (PDX1) 130gr .38 +P seems to do in barrier/gel testing, fired out of a short snub, I'd hope the factory tweaked the .357 revolver bullet to offer good performance across the velocity window typically realized in 2-6" guns.

    There's always room for another good revolver Magnum load. ;)
     
  8. dkf

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    The HP cavity is actually larger in diameter and deeper than I thought it would be. Should help to promote reliable expansion.
     
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  9. barth

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    I have Winchester Ranger Bonded HP 180 gr 40
    and Winchester Ranger T-Series HP 165 gr 40
    for my G27.

    The PDX1 Defender Bonded HP 357 mag visually looks very much like a cross between the two.
     
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