The 357 Magnum was, at the time of its introduction, the most powerful revolver cartridge in existence. Today it falls well short of that mark, but is still a relatively powerful round.
38 Special ammunition can be safely and accurately fired through a 357 Magnum revolver, and is excellent for practice and plinking. When loading full power .357 rounds, we have always had the best luck with slower powders like 2400, H110, and W296. When using these slow powders, a small pistol magnum primer and a heavy roll crimp are necessary to help achieve consistent ignition. We have had great results with the following procedure:
- Seat the bullet to where you can just see the top edge of the cannelure.
- Adjust your crimp so that the case mouth is deforming the ridges in the cannelure and biting all the way to the bottom of the groove.
NOSLER HANDGUN AMMUNITION
Loaded for 357 Magnum
Not offered at this time
NOSLER HANDGUN BULLETS
Designed for Loading & Reloading 357 Magnum
Sporting Handgun Revolver Bullet
- 38 Caliber 158 Grain