.357 Magnum 180 Grain WFN with Gas Check “Choice Bear Defense”~ 100% Hand-Loaded!!

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.357 Magnum 180 Grain WFN with Gas Check Bear Defense- The .357 S&W Magnum, or simply .357 Magnum, is a cartridge with a .357-inch bullet diameter. It was created by Elmer Keith, Phillip B. Sharpe, and D. B. Wesson of firearms manufacturers Smith & Wesson and Winchester. It is based upon Smith & Wesson’s earlier .38 Special cartridge. The .357 Magnum cartridge was introduced in 1934, and its use has since become widespread. This cartridge started the “Magnum era” of handgun ammunition.

The .357 Magnum cartridge is notable for its highly effective terminal ballistics when used for hunting or defense.

The .38 Special nomenclature relates to the previous use of heeled bullets (such as the .38 Short Colt and .38 Long Colt), which were the same diameter as the case. The only external dimensional difference between .38 Special and .357 magnum is the difference in case length; this was done to prevent accidentally loading a .357 magnum cartridge in to a .38 Special revolver that isn’t designed for the .357 magnum’s higher chamber pressure.

This cartridge is regarded by many as an excellent hunting, metallic silhouette and self-defense round. With this load, it is effective against large or dangerous game, such as bear, however, many consider the larger and more powerful magnum cartridges to be more appropriate such as the .500 S&W Magnum460 S&W Magnum, .44 Magnum.454 Casull.41 Magnum as well as other larger magnum rounds. Please look at our Choice Bear Defense rounds in these calibers as well.

We feel our 100% hand-loading techniques and proprietary formulas produce the most reliable, consistent and accurate round on the commercial market today. Choice Ammunition emulates the same process passionate loaders do in their own loading rooms across the country. Hand-Loaded ammunition simply performs better than “factory” ammunition for a number of reasons. Why compromise with this Bear Defense Load when a premium product such as this is available competitively priced? Please try Choice Ammunition! This 180 grain “HARD” (22 BHN) WFN with gas check cast lead bullet is designed for deep penetration and bone-crushing stopping power for the most critical of times. 

The Bullet:

Our hard cast (22 BHN) Wide Nose Flat Point bullet  is specifically designed for Bear Defense situations. Transferring maximum energy and with deep penetration and bone crushing stopping power.

  • Velocity: 1,216 fps 
  • Energy: 591 ft. pounds
  • 100% Hand-Loaded
Rounds Per Box: 20

65 in stock (can be backordered)

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.357 Magnum 180 Grain WFN with Gas Check Bear Defense- The .357 S&W Magnum, or simply .357 Magnum, is a cartridge with a .357-inch bullet diameter. It was created by Elmer Keith, Phillip B. Sharpe, and D. B. Wesson of firearms manufacturers Smith & Wesson and Winchester. It is based upon Smith & Wesson’s earlier .38 Special cartridge. The .357 Magnum cartridge was introduced in 1934, and its use has since become widespread. This cartridge started the “Magnum era” of handgun ammunition.

The .357 Magnum cartridge is notable for its highly effective terminal ballistics when used for hunting or defense.

The .38 Special nomenclature relates to the previous use of heeled bullets (such as the .38 Short Colt and .38 Long Colt), which were the same diameter as the case. The only external dimensional difference between .38 Special and .357 magnum is the difference in case length; this was done to prevent accidentally loading a .357 magnum cartridge in to a .38 Special revolver that isn’t designed for the .357 magnum’s higher chamber pressure.

This cartridge is regarded by many as an excellent hunting, metallic silhouette and self-defense round. With this load, it is effective against large or dangerous game, such as bear, however, many consider the larger and more powerful magnum cartridges to be more appropriate such as the .500 S&W Magnum460 S&W Magnum, .44 Magnum.454 Casull.41 Magnum as well as other larger magnum rounds. Please look at our Choice Bear Defense rounds in these calibers as well.

We feel our 100% hand-loading techniques and proprietary formulas produce the most reliable, consistent and accurate round on the commercial market today. Choice Ammunition emulates the same process passionate loaders do in their own loading rooms across the country. Hand-Loaded ammunition simply performs better than “factory” ammunition for a number of reasons. Why compromise with this Bear Defense Load when a premium product such as this is available competitively priced? Please try Choice Ammunition! This 180 grain “HARD” (22 BHN) WFN with gas check cast lead bullet is designed for deep penetration and bone-crushing stopping power for the most critical of times. 

The Bullet:

Our hard cast (22 BHN) Wide Nose Flat Point bullet  is specifically designed for Bear Defense situations. Transferring maximum energy and with deep penetration and bone crushing stopping power.

  • Velocity: 1,216 fps 
  • Energy: 591 ft. pounds
  • 100% Hand-Loaded

 

 

Additional Information

Weight .9 lbs
Dimensions 2.5 × 2.25 × 2 in

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  • .45 Colt 325 Grain +P Wide Flat Nose (WFN) Gas Check- ** Our hand-loaded cartridges put this round in the same class as the .44 Magnum. These loads cannot be used in any original Colt Single Action Army or replica thereof, such as those produced by Uberti, Beretta, the Taurus Gaucho, or the Ruger New Vaquero, as these guns are built on the smaller frame with thinner cylinder walls. These loads should be used only in modern large-frame revolvers such as the Ruger BlackhawkRedhawk, Ruger’s original Vaquero (sometimes erroneously referred to as the “Old Model” which would differentiate it from the “New Model”, a completely different kind of design change).

    .45 Colt loadings can also be safely fired from any gun chambered in either the .454 Casull and .460 S&W Magnum cartridges, though proper feeding may be an issue in repeating rifles chambered for either the .454 or .460 as the OAL is significantly shorter. Modern rifles with strong actions (such as the Winchester Model 1894, Marlin Model 1894, and new clones of the Winchester Model 1892) chambered for the cartridge can safely handle the heavier loadings.

    The .45 Colt cartridge, which is sometimes called .45 Long Colt, .45 LC, is a handgun cartridge dating to 1872. It was originally a black-powder revolver round developed for the Colt Single Action Army revolver. This cartridge was adopted by the U.S. Army in 1873 and served as an official US military handgun cartridge for 14 years. While it is sometimes referred to as .45 Long Colt or .45 LC, to differentiate it from the very popular and ubiquitous .45 ACP, and historically, the shorter .45 S&W Schofield, it was only an unofficial designation by Army quartermasters. Current catalog listings of compatible handguns list the caliber as .45 LC and .45 Colt.

    The .45 Colt became the basis for the much more powerful .454 Casull cartridge, with the .454 Casull having a slightly longer case utilizing a small rifle primer in place of the large pistol primer. Any .454 Casull revolver will chamber and fire .45 Colt and .45 Schofield, but not the inverse due to the Casull’s longer case. The .460 S&W Magnum is a longer version of the .454 Casull and the .45 Colt. Likewise, .460 Magnum revolvers can chamber and fire the three lesser cartridges, but again, not the reverse.

    The Bullet-

    Our Hard Cast Lead bullet for the .45 Colt +P Bear Defense load is a gas check 325 grain Wide Flat Nose (WFN). This cast bullet is perfectly suited for hard hitting and massive terminal penetration and stopping power. Choice Ammunition, and our 100% Hand-Loading techniques- produce a round of ammunition for the .45 Colt in a +P round**(see first paragraph) that is demanded in dangerous game and defense applications.

    Accuracy, consistency and dependability are crucial at that final moments of such an endeavor. Choice Ammunition takes this responsibility seriously by meticulously weighing each powder charge with our proprietary formulas and temperature insensitive powders, seating the bullet at the exact length for optimal performance and test firing each and every lot of ammunition at an average of 500% over industry average. We have no high speed production machines- only passionate and dedicated load technicians pulling each and every handle, producing one round of ammunition at a time. 

    • Velocity: 1,200 fps
    • 100% Hand-Loaded
    • Energy: 1,039 Ft. Lbs.

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