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Best SD Round for .357 magnum and .45 ACP?

This is a discussion on Best SD Round for .357 magnum and .45 ACP? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Great feedback from everyone, I appreciate it. While there is a wide variety of answers here, I completely agree with the notion that we all ...

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    Great feedback from everyone, I appreciate it.

    While there is a wide variety of answers here, I completely agree with the notion that we all have our preferences, especially considering the wide variety of weapons being used. For the past several years, Gold Dot's have been extremely reliable in my 1911 and Beretta, having never experienced a jam of any kind. For my 640, I recently settled on the .357 mag. Gold Dot Short Barrel 135 grain.

    Thanks again - looking forward to future discussions.
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    Jump on the different manufacturer's web sites and you can go cross-eyed getting good ballistic data for all of them. There's nothing like getting real world feedback from here when you get it narrowed down. Some sound great on paper, but not so great out of certain firearms.

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    Best SD for .357 Mag and 45ACP?

    I switched over to Cor-Bon almost 2 years ago when the DPX showed up locally. Like others have said 125GR in .357 and 185 in 45ACP. I also shoot them in 9MM and .40S&W.
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    Great Loads

    My choice in my GP100 is Georga Arms Gold Dots loaded to 763 Ft Lb (504 ft lb @ 100yds!). And in Sig P220 are Gold Dots +P and my G-22 is stoked with +P+ GDs just a few fps short of the 10mm . I think that GA has the best SD ammo for the price A really big bang for the buck. Even though I have a bunch of the old Black Tallon I believe that the BGs should always get the best . I use the same load in my .357 and with the comp barrel added to my .40 Glock 22 for deer hunting. I can say that both give 1 shot stops! I dought if any BG is harder to bring down that a full size deer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevew View Post
    There isn't a best. If there was we would all know it. Manufactorers would duplicate it and there would be some fairly close copies, so there still wouldn't be a best.

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    45acp= federal hst 230grn jhp

    357 mag= federal 125grn jhp

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