What is the muzzle energy of a 357 Magnum?

What is the muzzle energy of a 357 Magnum?

357 Magnum has a muzzle energy of 539 ft-lbs. At 25 yards, it still has 494 ft-lbs of force.

What is the velocity of a 357 round?

. 357 Magnum

Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
125 gr (8 g) JHP Federal 1,450 ft/s (440 m/s) 583 ft⋅lbf (790 J)
158 gr (10 g) JHP Federal 1,240 ft/s (380 m/s) 539 ft⋅lbf (731 J)
180 gr (12 g) JHP Federal 1,080 ft/s (330 m/s) 466 ft⋅lbf (632 J)

How powerful is a 357 Magnum revolver?

357 Magnum is considerably more powerful than its parent round the . 357 Magnum cartridge with hit with 575 pounds at 1,440 feet per second. More than doubling the force and increase of velocity—well above supersonic levels—with essentially the same cartridge was a considerable accomplishment.

Which is more powerful a 44 Magnum or 357 Magnum?

Unless you’re comparing an unusually weak 44 Mag to an absolute monster of a 357 Mag, the 44 Mag is always going to benefit from an energy advantage. Even at 100 yards the 44 Mag’s bigger, heavier bullet is going to transfer substantially more energy to its target than the 357 Mag could have at the same range.

Can 357 go through car?

Even the most powerful rounds won’t completely penetrate an engine block without some sort of specialty projectile. You *might* manage to damage the engine block with the right projectile out of a . 357 though (ie. penetrate INTO the engine… but not *through* it).

How far will a 357 Magnum shoot?

. 357 MAG 6,600 Ft. . 40 S&W 6,600 Ft.

What is the difference between 38 special and 357 Magnum?

38 Special and the . 357 Magnum, the only clear difference is the length. 38 Special case length is roughly 1.15 inches, while . 357 Magnum is 1.29 inches.

What’s the maximum muzzle velocity of a.357 Magnum?

Remington loads for the Maximum boasted impressive velocities of over 1800fps with 158 grain bullets and over 1550fps with 180 grain bullets. The .357 Maximum was initially chambered in the Ruger Blackhawk in 1983 and was for a time adopted by other handgun manufactures.

What’s the factory weight of a.357 Magnum?

Factory loads for the .357 are produced by all major ammunition manufacturers and are generally available in two base weights, a 125 grain bullet at 1400 – 1500fps depending on handgun barrel length and a 158 grain bullet weight at 1200 to 1300fps. From a 16 to 20” rifle barrel, velocities increase by an average of 500fps.

What’s the difference between a 357 Magnum and a 38 Special?

The bullet diameter for both is .357″. The .38 Special has a case length of 1.155″ (29.3mm) while the .357 Magnum has a case length of 1.280″ (32.5mm). The popularity of the .357 also lead to the creation of the .357 Remington Maximum based on a wildcat created by Elgin Gates.

Is the FN SS195LF good for self defense?

Performance like this makes the SS195LF more than adequate for self-defense. The FN SS198LF is another 27-grain JHP load that is distinguished by an enameled green tip. Although originally a law-enforcement-only item, some have been released to the civilian market.