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.357 MAGNUM 185 GRAIN WFN “CHOICE BEAR DEFENSE”~100% HAND-LOADED!!

.357 MAGNUM 185 GRAIN WFN “CHOICE BEAR DEFENSE”~100% HAND-LOADED!!

$37.99

.357 Magnum 185 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 WinchesterIt 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 believe 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 these reasons. Why compromise with this Bear Defense Load when a premium product such as this is available competitively priced? This 185 grain “HARD CAST” (22 BHN) WFN 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: 1,200 fps 
  • Energy: 591 ft. pounds
  • 100% Hand-Loaded
Rounds Per Box: 20

1157 in stock

SKU: 185WFN357MAG20 Categories: ,

Description

.357 Magnum 185 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 WinchesterIt 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 believe 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 these reasons. Why compromise with this Bear Defense Load when a premium product such as this is available competitively priced? This 185 grain “HARD CAST” (22 BHN) WFN 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: 1,200 fps 
  • Energy: 591 ft. pounds
  • 100% Hand-Loaded

Additional Information

Weight .9 lbs
Dimensions 2.5 × 2.25 × 2 in
Delivery and Returns Content description.

Complete the collection

  • .357 Magnum 125 Grain Hi-Tek Coated RNFP~ Our coated bullets have become such a hit with our “Cowboy Choice” line, we decided to introduce these tremendously popular bullets into our “Range Choice” lines of ammunition! Our range ammunition is produced with the same loading process as anything we do- 100% Hand-Loaded techniques producing the tightest loading tolerances in the industry, which equates to superior reliability and accuracy!

    Image result for .357 magnum revolver PRACTICE

    We use a unique heat-set “HI-TEK Supercoat” manufactured in Australia, where it has been used for more than 20 years. The Hi-Tek Supercoat Bullet Coating totally encapsulates the lead projectiles and replaces standard wax lube.
    Hi-Tek Supercoat bullets are safe to shoot indoors.  The coating gives off no toxic out-gassing or particulate matter when fired. The coating is absolutely non abrasive and contains no PTFE or MOLY. There is no wax lube and it minimizes your exposure to lead. The end result is cleaner air, cleaner hands, cleaner equipment and cleaner guns!
    Check out a video of the Hi-Tek coating process here and see why you might want us to do it for you (but it’s worth it)!!

    Velocity: 1,250 FPS

    Approved for Indoor Ranges!

     

    • Our bullets greatly reduce the amount of smoke normally associated with cast bullets
    • Lead fouling of the bore is drastically reduced or in most cases, eliminated completely
    • Our coating gives off no toxins or particulate matter when fired
    • Is 100% non abrasive and contains no PTFE or MOLY
    • Greatly minimizes your exposure to lead
    Add to cart

    139 in stock

  • .357 Magnum 125 Grain Hornady XTP~ Hornady XTP Bullets feature a performance-improved point that has 6 precise folds to divide the bullet into symmetrical sections and initiate controlled expansion at low velocities while not fragmenting at higher velocities. They expand reliably at a wide range of velocities for a deep, terminal penetration with every shot.

    Designed for hunting, self-defense and law enforcement applications, the XTP bullet demonstrates the kind of accuracy that led many competitive shooters to adopt it. Reliable performance makes the XTP the most popular handgun bullet for both target shooters and hunters. But it’s the stopping power of the XTP bullet that has truly built its world-class reputation. From the onset, XTP bullets were specifically designed to expand reliably at a wide range of handgun velocities to deliver deep penetration with every shot.

    • Velocity  1,275 FPS
    • 100% hand loaded with superior quality and performance

     

    Add to cart

    238 in stock

  • .357 Magnum 158 Grain Hi-Tek Coated RNFP~ Our coated bullets have become such a hit with our “Cowboy Choice” line, we decided to introduce these tremendously popular bullets into our “Range Choice” lines of ammunition! Our range ammunition is produced with the same loading process as anything we do- 100% Hand-Loaded techniques producing the tightest loading tolerances in the industry, which equates to superior reliability and accuracy!

    Image result for .357 magnum revolver PRACTICE

    We use a unique heat-set “HI-TEK Supercoat” manufactured in Australia, where it has been used for more than 20 years. The Hi-Tek Supercoat Bullet Coating totally encapsulates the lead projectiles and replaces standard wax lube.
    Hi-Tek Supercoat bullets are safe to shoot indoors.  The coating gives off no toxic out-gassing or particulate matter when fired. The coating is absolutely non abrasive and contains no PTFE or MOLY. There is no wax lube and it minimizes your exposure to lead. The end result is cleaner air, cleaner hands, cleaner equipment and cleaner guns!
    Check out a video of the Hi-Tek coating process here and see why you might want us to do it for you (but it’s worth it)!!

    Velocity: 1,125 FPS

    Approved for Indoor Ranges!

     

    • Our bullets greatly reduce the amount of smoke normally associated with cast bullets
    • Lead fouling of the bore is drastically reduced or in most cases, eliminated completely
    • Our coating gives off no toxins or particulate matter when fired
    • Is 100% non abrasive and contains no PTFE or MOLY
    • Greatly minimizes your exposure to lead
    Add to cart

    178 in stock

  • .357 Magnum 158 Grain Hornady XTP~ Hornady XTP Bullets feature a performance-improved point that has 6 precise folds to divide the bullet into symmetrical sections and initiate controlled expansion at low velocities while not fragmenting at higher velocities. They expand reliably at a wide range of velocities for a deep, terminal penetration with every shot.

    Designed for hunting, self-defense and law enforcement applications, the XTP bullet demonstrates the kind of accuracy that led many competitive shooters to adopt it. Reliable performance makes the XTP the most popular handgun bullet for both target shooters and hunters. But it’s the stopping power of the XTP bullet that has truly built its world-class reputation. From the onset, XTP bullets were specifically designed to expand reliably at a wide range of handgun velocities to deliver deep penetration with every shot.

    • Velocity  1,215 FPS
    • 100% hand loaded with superior quality and performance
    Add to cart

    186 in stock (can be backordered)

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