This round was created in around 1935 as a joint effort between Smith & Wesson and Remington to produce more powerful revolver round for American law enforcement. It caught up from the start and is still extremely popular for most practical purposes – sport shooting, self-defense, hunting. Over the time, quite a few carbines (mostly lever-action type) were also chambered for this round, and few semi-automatic pistols were built to fire it. Today .357 Magnum is produced by many ammunition manufacturers worldwide and in great many loadings.
Designation Manufacturer Bullet weight, g Muzzle velocity, m/s Muzzle energy, J Comments
Golden Saber JHP Remington 8.1 372 560
Express JHP Remington 8.1 442 792
Hydra-Shok JHP Federal 10.23 378 727
Express SP Remington 10.23 376 723
Express JHP Remington 11.66 350 714 Muzzle velocity shown from long (8″) barrel