The .357 Magnum (9x32R) cartridge was created in USA circa 1935 as a joint effort between Smith & Wesson and Remington to produce a more powerful revolver round for American law enforcement.
It caught on from the start and is still extremely popular for most practical purposes – sport shooting, self-defense and hunting. Over time, quite a few carbines (mostly lever-action type) were also chambered for this round, and a few semi-automatic pistols were built to fire it. Today .357 Magnum is produced by many ammunition manufacturers worldwide and in a great many loadings.
|Designation||Manufacturer||Bullet weight, g||Muzzle velocity, m/s||Muzzle energy, J||Comments|
|Golden Saber JHP||Remington||8.1||372||560||from 4″ revolver barrel|
|Express JHP||Remington||8.1||442||792||from 4″ revolver barrel|
|Hydra-Shok JHP||Federal||10.23||378||727||from 4″ revolver barrel|
|JFP||Magtech||10.23||376||723||from 4″ revolver barrel|
|JFP||Magtech||10.23||550||1548||from 20″ carbine barrel|