Black Hills 357 Mag

Black Hills 357 Mag

This is a discussion on Black Hills 357 Mag within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Has anybody used the Black Hills 125 Grain JHP 357 Magnum load? I'm seriously considering this as my carry load in 357 Magnum. http://www.black-hills.com/factorynew.htm Biker...

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    Black Hills 357 Mag

    Has anybody used the Black Hills 125 Grain JHP 357 Magnum load?

    I'm seriously considering this as my carry load in 357 Magnum.

    http://www.black-hills.com/factorynew.htm

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    Haven't tried it. I've been going with Speer 125 Grain gdhp for carry in 357 mag.

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    .357

    Haven't tried that specific load, but the specs for the 125gr (the weight I prefer in .357) look typical for that weight. Looks like an XTP bullet to me, but I didn't see for sure on the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superhouse 15 View Post
    Haven't tried that specific load, but the specs for the 125gr (the weight I prefer in .357) look typical for that weight. Looks like an XTP bullet to me, but I didn't see for sure on the site.
    Per my conversation w/ a factory rep, they are using XTP bullets, old stock (+2yrs) are gold dot.

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    I saw where this load and round was rated to have 625 ft/lbs of energy.

    That's a lot more than even the Corbon 125 Grain loads. I'm thinking it may be like the 357 Mag load of "yesteryear". Today's loads are "reduced" from what they used to be, from what I can tell.

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    The Black Hills load is the only load I've found that gives over 600 ft/lbs of energy in the 125 Grain 357 Magnum. Federal and Remington "dance" close, but not over the 600 mark.

    I hope I never have to find out how it works on the street for real.

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    I don't know if I have used that specific load or not, but I have fired both new and remanufactured Black Hills in various calibers. It is first quality stuff. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to use it as carry ammo.
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    I've shot a lot of Black Hills out of the M4. It's good ammo, both the reloaded stuff and the "new" stuff.

    I've seen some guys lately that scare the crap out of me and it's made me even more "ammo selective" than I normally am. I am not having any "problems" per se, just want the best ammo that I can accurately shoot that will stop any situation I may encounter Off-Duty.

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    www.DoubleTapAmmo.com

    They've got some .357 Mags with 125 Gold Dots doing 1600 out of a 4" and 1425 out of a 1 7/8" - that's in the 700 ft/lbs range.

    I haven't shot their .357 Mags but I did go through a few boxes of their .45 ACP. Its good quality ammo IME, low flash, high power etc.. Accurate too at least in my gun.

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    OK, i just ordered a case of the Black Hills.

    I'll let you know how it is after I shoot it.

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    My ammo came in today and I just placed a "down payment" on it. I've got it on "Lay-Away".

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    I shoot their .38+P 125 XTP in my 442. Very accurate and shoots to point of aim at 10 yards. Will shoot a 2" 5-shot group standing 2 hands at that distance quite easily.
    This .38+P load moves at 1050 fps with 306 ft lbs of energy, so I am not surprised to see the .357 load to be hotter than many other loads out there.
    I love Black Hills ammo and the folks there are really great to talk to and answer any questions you might have about their ammo.
    Great ammo and great people!

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    What do you all think of the old school Remington JHP loads with half the nose being lead and having a deep hollow point?

    From what I have been able to gather, Remington's 125 gr JHP is the load that earned the 357 Magnum its reputation as a fight stopper in the heyday of police duty revolver use.

    I'm having a hard time finding it so I had been using Speer GD 125s during the summer. Now that it is cold around here I am loading Remington 158 gr JHP. Same bullet design as their 125s but with obviously a longer shank. The longer shank and heavier weight should penetrate nicely through heavier clothing and the soft, scored lead nose should expand nicely in flesh and limit overpenetration.

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    I think I might try 100 or so to try them out, but a case??? WOW!!!
    Be Observant and Be Safe.

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    I carry Black Hills 9mm 'Extra Power' loads, which provide excellent performance in my S&W 915. And I wouldn't hesitate to carry their .357 Magnum loads.
    And Jesus said, "If you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36)

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