CorBon DPX 125 gr. .357 magnum for a snubbie???

CorBon DPX 125 gr. .357 magnum for a snubbie???

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    CorBon DPX 125 gr. .357 magnum for a snubbie???

    I shoot a S&W 340 and I like to shoot the .357 ammo.

    I'd recover between shots a little better with a somewhat reduced load from the Double Tap 125 gr. I've been shooting (1400 fps from a 2" barrel).

    I'm considering the 125 gr. DPX ammo for carry. How fast are they from a snubbie? How do they recoil? How do they perform overall? Any information I can get would be helpful.

    Has anyone shot them? tested them? etc. from a snubbie????

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    Hello. Here's some observations from my own informal testing:

    A Look at Corbon

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    More chronograph velocities???

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen A. Camp View Post
    Here's some observations from my own informal testing:
    Stephen:
    You mentioned that the DPX was a little slower than you'd expected from a Corbon loading and that you'd like to see it a little faster.

    I shoot a 1 & 7/8" barrel. I figure that (from your testing) I can expect around 1100 fps. Does that sound about right?

    Now that this round is your usual carry round in your Ruger, have you fired any more through a chronograph to see if this prior test is representative of the speed you get with newer boxes of the same 125 gr. .357 DPX ammo?

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    2" barrel, it is my opinion that any SD .357 rnd shot at the ranges 2" barrels are meant to be used will work. Having posted that, I think the DPX is a perfect rnd for SD.

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    Hello. I think that's probably about right on the velocity. You can never be sure w/o actually chronographing from the specific firearm, but it is probably close.

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