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Fiocchi .357 Magnum Cowboy Load, for target practice only?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Bravo4, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Bravo4

    Bravo4 Polk County, OR Member

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    With the ammo crunch in full force, I got my hands on a box of Fiocchi .357 Magnum Cowboy Loads, bought them for target practice but was wondering if this 'low powered' loads at 700 fps muzzle speed and 172 muzzle energy in Foot/Pounds would be enough for self defense.

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  2. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I would not use them for self defense against anything you think can brush off a 158gr chunk of lead moving at 700 FPS................ Last time I checked humans were not able to do that.
     
  3. Bravo4

    Bravo4 Polk County, OR Member

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    LOL Nwcid!!!! :laugh: That's what I was thinking!!!! I appreciate the sense of humor!!!!!

    Thanks for the quick and witty response. :thumbup:
     
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  4. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    People get real wrapped up in caliber and bullet size for self defense. Yes there is some stuff that is better then others BUT even having a gun will stop most threats. The ones that are not stopped will have a serious hurt put on them by the high speed delivery of lead.

    How many people have .22's killed..........

    BTW that is some good ammo. When I was cowboy action shooting my back up gun was a .357 and since I did not load for it at the time that is the ammo I used.
     
  5. Bravo4

    Bravo4 Polk County, OR Member

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  6. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If this ammo is a 158gr bullet at 700fps, it duplicates the regular 38 Special. (not +p)