357 Magnum 158 gr Hollow Point Lead Semiwadcutter Ammo

357 Magnum 158 gr Hollow Point Lead Semiwadcutter Ammo

This is a discussion on 357 Magnum 158 gr Hollow Point Lead Semiwadcutter Ammo within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Does anyone know where I can purchase the above ammo? Hollow point being the key words. I have plenty of the non-hollow point, but can ...

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    357 Magnum 158 gr Hollow Point Lead Semiwadcutter Ammo

    Does anyone know where I can purchase the above ammo?

    Hollow point being the key words.

    I have plenty of the non-hollow point, but can not find hollow point.

    I am looking for this ammo for a 2" snub nose revolver. The revolver shoots the non-hollow point very well and I feel that the hollow point will be a better defensive round. The 38 Special version of this works very well also and I have plenty of it.

    Thank You in advance!

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    Hollow Point Semi-Wadcutter? Ok. There are better rounds IMHO but Federal and Winchester still make it:
    https://ammo.com/handgun/38-special-...acket_type=263
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    PPS1980,

    I can find all the 38 special I want, but I am interested in 357 Magnum LSWCHP.

    Thanks!

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    I believe the last of such a factory loading was MAYBE Federal Nyclad back in the 80's maybe early 90's. I would have to check some old ammo brochures. I think Nyclad was the only version ever offered.

    The solid lead swagged SWC was the traditional .357 loading, with the upstart JHP/JSP or the odd Metal Piercing.
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    Check with Buffalo Bore ammo, they may offer it , all ours where Federal when we carried that round

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave James View Post
    Check with Buffalo Bore ammo, they may offer it , all ours where Federal when we carried that round
    I tried the BB in the snubbie, but they were a tad hot....lol.

    Kept some for my heavier guns.

    Thanks!

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    Try a 158gr SJHP, should give you similar results.
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    Semi wadcutter hollow core is generally soft lead reserved for 38 special and 38 special+P. In 357 magnum all lead bullets are typically only offered in hardcast. The reason being that at 357 magnum velocities soft lead melts easier and creates a lot of lead fouling in the barrel. I would stick with 38+P myself if that is the bullet configuration you desire.

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    Not commercially loaded for .357 mag to the best of my knowledge.

    The SWC-HP bullets used for the .38 +P loads are pretty soft, and I think they would lead up even a snub barrel at .357 velocities.
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    Thanks Folks!

    I will stick with the non hollow point LASWC I currently have. Learned a lot in the research and from most posts here. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcatchmany View Post
    PPS1980,

    I can find all the 38 special I want, but I am interested in 357 Magnum LSWCHP.

    Thanks!
    Buffalo Bore, do a google search. It's the load I carry in my 640-1 or model 13.

    OOps, see DJ also previously mentioned this round.

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