Heavy 357 Magnum Ammo - 158 gr. J.H.C. (1,475fps/M.E. 763 ft. lbs.) - 20 Round Box
Our 357 mag. ammo adds more power than ever before to the 357 mag. This ammo is safe to shoot in ANY all steel 357 revolver - this includes J frames. This ammo is no harder on your gun than any other normal 357 ammo. Please don't phone or email us and ask if this ammo is safe in your gun. It is, providing your gun is in safe condition for use with any normal 357 ammo.
We don't recommend this ammo to be fired in super light alloy revolvers as bullets may jump crimp under recoil, but the ammo itself wont hurt these super light weight revolvers. These revolvers are simply so light that the recoil is severe enough to cause crimp jump.
The below velocities are offered so that you can see what guns/barrel lengths give what velocities with this new 357 mag. ammo. You'll notice that new S&W revolvers with short barrels are often shooting faster than older S&W revolvers with longer barrels. The new S&W revolvers are very good and are made with equipment that makes them more consistent and faster than the S&W revolvers of yesteryear.
Make special note of the Marlin 1894, 18.5 inch barrel velocities. Item 19C/20, supercedes 30-30 energies!!!
1. 3 inch S&W J frame
a. Item 19A/20-180gr. Hard cast LFN = 1302 fps
b. Item 19B/20-170gr. JHC (jacketed hollow cavity) = 1299 fps
c. Item 19C/20-158gr. Jacketed Hollow Point = 1398 fps
d. Item 19D/20-125gr. Jacketed Hollow Point = 1476 fps
2. 4 inch S&W L frame Mt. Gun
a. Item 19A/20-180gr. Hard cast LFN = 1375 fps
b. Item 19B/20-170gr JHC = 1411 fps
c. Item 19C/20-158gr. Jacketed Hollow Point = 1485 fps
d. Item 19D/20-125gr. Jacketed Hollow Point = 1603 fps
3. 5 inch S&W model 27
a. Item 19A/20-180gr. Hard Cast =1398 fps
b. Item 19B/20-170gr. JHC = 1380 fps
c. Item 19C/20-158gr. Jacketed Hollow Point = 1457 fps
d. Item 19D/20-125gr. Jacketed Hollow Point = 1543 fps
4. 6 inch Ruger GP 100
a. Item 19D/20-125gr. Jacketed Hollow Point = 1707 fps
5. 18.5 inch Marlin 1894
a. Item 19A/20-180gr. Hard Cast = 1851 fps
b. Item 19B/20-170gr. JHC = 1860 fps
c. Item 19C/20-158gr. Jacketed Hollow Point = 2153 fps---- Can you believe this?!!!
d. Item 19D/20-125gr. Jacketed Hollow Point = 2298 fps---- Or this?!!!
Item 19C - Exterior Ballistics Charts for different Muzzle Velocities
Muzzle Velocity @ 2200 fps for Item 19C
Muzzle Velocity @ 2100 fps for Item 19C
Muzzle Velocity @ 2000 fps for Item 19C
Muzzle Velocity @ 1900 fps for Item 19C
Muzzle Velocity @ 1800 fps for Item 19C
Muzzle Velocity @ 1700 fps for Item 19C
Muzzle Velocity @ 1600 fps for Item 19C
Muzzle Velocity @ 1500 fps for Item 19C
Muzzle Velocity @ 1400 fps for Item 19C
Muzzle Velocity @ 1300 fps for Item 19C
Muzzle Velocity @ 1200 fps for Item 19C
Field Proven pistol and handgun ammo. Maximum firepower ammo. Best ammunition for pistols and handguns for sale. Buffalo Bore. Strictly big bore. Strictly Business.
You must be 18 or older to order ammunition. Ammunition must ship UPS ground. Due to Department of Transportation regulations, we cannot accept returns on Ammunition. Make sure to use the correct ammunition in your gun. Check local laws before ordering.
This is good stuff! When considering ammo, forget price per round and think about price per ft.lb. of energy. If you do the math, you'll likely settle on Buffalo Bore like I did. It takes roughly one and a half rounds of "normal" .357 to equal the energy of a single BB.
I searched long and far trying to find a round for my son to begin hunting whitetail deer with. I ended up settling on the heavy 158 grain Buffalo Bore rounds. He shoots them through a an H&R Handi Rifle. I let him practice with cheap .38 rounds. When the time comes to shoot at his deer, he doesn't even notice the difference in recoil. I have had many people tell me that .357 is not enough gun to cleanly harvest deer. They haven't tried these rounds out I guess. Last years youth day buck.160 lb eight point at 100 yards. Shot directly in the shoulder broad side. Deer ran about 40 yards and piled up. Buffalo Bore has my vote!
@ Thomas Sizemore: I bet the 180gr Hardcast would go through a car/steel door.
Don't know how they do it, but this stuff is killer. I hunt Michigan Whitetail with my Ruger77/357, and this stuff makes that rifle kick like a 30/30. No doubts out to 150 yards on deer, taken out to 100, clean shoot through, sure wish I could find the bullet XD
Another one bites the dust. This six point was approximately 65 yds. and had turn quarter facing me. The bullet entered at the edge of shoulder traveled through the deer and exited through the hip. Exit wound 1.5" hole. He turned and ran about 40 yds. and piled up. No need to look for a better bullet for short range whitetail hunting than the 158 gr. I beleive this time I'll order a case.
Shooting this stuff back to back with standard Remington Express ammo and there is a very noticeable difference. I shoot AR500 steel plates at my range, the standard stuff doesn't leave a mark at 60 yards. The Buffalo Bore puts a very noticeable divet in the plate.
Used this ammo this fall in my Thompson Contender G2 rifle with 16.25" barrel to take down a dear. I was just meat hunting so I didn't care buck or doe. I was a little worried about shooting a deer with a 357 mag so I was was more picky about the shot I had and the size of the deer. Passed up 5 doe's that weren't the shots I was hoping for then had this little 4 point buck at about 50 yards just standing there broad side. Shot him at the base of the neck, of course he dropped in his tracks. When I got to him, I flipped him over and I could have put my entire fist in the exit hole.
This ammo and caliber has proven itself to me. Next time I won't hesitate to take a shoulder shot on a larger deer, maybe up to 80 or 100 yards.
This is good stuff, I would highly recommend it and Buffalo Bore.
My only bitch is cost, and shipping time. It took me ten days after I place my order, then it billed my account and it took ten days to recieve them. I can say the wait was worth it, as it is the most powerfull 357 ammo I ever used. I have a friend that used to load this ammo in the military, and refurs to the origanal 1935 357 loads and said that "this is the closest thing to the loads from back then, which was made to one up the .45 ACP to go through the doors of personal carriers". I am sold, BB is the best ammo out there. I just wish they made this in a Amor Piercing round (not the teflon cop killers, or the real thing, just so as it would go through a car door or home steel door). I am a BB fan now, keep up the good work..
Accurate as all get out. Nice loud boom from my 6" Dan Wesson with less recoil than factory S
Just took my first deer with a pistol using this load. The results were devestating. Shot a huge doe in Mo. (170 lbs). Hit thru both lungs, ran about 40 yds and expired. Wouldn't have died any faster with a .270. Accurate and Deadly.....I am sold!!
View Larger Image
Holy Moly. This 158 grain slug leaves my S
This is the fourth year I've been hunting with the 158 Gr. .357 round and just killed the fourth buck. Excellent performance plenty of power. The buck was approximately 90 yards broadside, the bullet entered at the shoulder penetrating both shoulder blades and breaking the back then existing the deer.
View Larger Image