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    New Federal 357 Magnum 154 grain HST load

    https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/...st-357-magnum/


    "This new HST .357 Magnum load uses specially designed jacketed hollow point (JHP) projectiles. They were designed to defeat barriers without plugging up the hollow point. The JHP weighs 154-grains, finding the sweet spot between penetration and consistent bullet expansion. The nickel-plated case and high-performance primers give shooters assurances that their rounds will go off when they need them the most."

    I'm not finding anything on it's velocity etc.
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    Folks aren't going to like this, but I hope it's a pretty lazy load. Somewhere around 1250fps would be ideal.
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    Folks aren't going to like this, but I hope it's a pretty lazy load. Somewhere around 1250fps would be ideal.
    I'm going to double down on your lazy and hope it specs around 1000 from a short barrel. More low-recoil options for steel frame snubs would be nice.

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    Yeah, there are enough fast 357 loads, 9mm 147 gr HST is around 1000 fps, I think you guys are right on the money.

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    I dunno. To keep up with the .30 Super Loud, they've got to load it to insane chamber pressures, I think.

    I don't shoot any .357 Mag anymore, so no dog in the fight, but I'm guessing "the market" is going to clamor for MOAR VELOCITY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Mac View Post
    I'm going to double down on your lazy and hope it specs around 1000 from a short barrel. More low-recoil options for steel frame snubs would be nice.
    I was thinking ~1200 from a 4". Typically .357 loses ~100fps per inch. So that'd put it right on 1000 out of a snub.

    I got you covered...mostly cause I thought the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Mac View Post
    I'm going to double down on your lazy and hope it specs around 1000 from a short barrel. More low-recoil options for steel frame snubs would be nice.
    I just walked in the door from shooting 60 rounds through my brand new 640 Pro in the side yard, and that is exactly what I would like this load to be.


    Not that we'll actually be able to buy it any time soon.
    I was into 10mm Auto before it sold out and went mainstream, but these days I'm here for the revolver and epidemiology information.

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    My apologies, I thought I included ".357" in the thread title. Meant to.

    How interesting they landed at 154 grains though. Makes me think "beaver will shine again!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHC View Post
    My apologies, I thought I included ".357" in the thread title. Meant to.

    How interesting they landed at 154 grains though. Makes me think "beaver will shine again!"
    Interesting to me is how I read, "154 grain HST" and thought, "Oh sweet, they finally did a .357 Mag HST!" -

    Without needing to read the .357 part...I guess I just figured at 154-grains we were dealing with a .357" sized bullet...
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    And we don't need to score a case or half case to make sure it cycles!!!!
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