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Federal .357B

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by RedneckRampage, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for the "best" SD/HD .357 magnum ammo, to keep in my 686. Google leads me to Federal 125gr .357B load. Problem is, I can't find any. Help me find a box! Please!
     
  2. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Never had any issues with hornady 158 xtp's. Bimart usually has them in stock, and they are perfect for a 686 :)
     
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    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'd say with a .357mag, any Sd/HD ammo will get'r'done.
     
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    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I remember not that long ago that that was a scorned sleeper.. in 50 round boxes. The old LE classic.
    I think the new Federals in the blue boxes is essentially the same.. but it's a 20rnd box.
    Personally, I'd not worry about it. If you want a present day old fashioned ripper in a 50rd box, get the Winchester white box 110's (they come in 125's too but they aren't loaded as hot as Federal).. that's the same bullet LE used for decades in .38+p/+p+ and in the magnum.
    I should talk.. I'm so lazy I've only got some Federal 158gr JSP's that are guaranteed to go clean through both shoulder blades of any deer. (common old school heavily constructed bullets.. pretty lame.. even for deer).
     
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    Hook686 Northern California Active Member

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  6. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Just ordered 2 boxes from that site. Google didn't find any in stock for me.