5 REASONS WHY THE .357 MAGNUM IS THE DO-IT-ALL CARTRIDGE

5 REASONS WHY THE .357 MAGNUM IS THE DO-IT-ALL CARTRIDGE

For a cartridge born in 1934, the .357 Magnum is still a great choice.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Here are five reasons the iconic cartridge is still a great all-around pick for shooters.

1. Power level can be perfectly picked for any task.

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When loading up on ammunition, you can choose based on how much power you want. Light loads kick a lot less and are perfect for target shooting, vermin and small game. For bipedal threats, hot hollow-points will keep you safe. Load up hardcast solids when you could possibly encounter tougher predators, such as moderate-sized bears and mountain lions. If you’re in big-bear country, I’d recommend the larger .44 Magnum cartridge.

2. You can find ammo almost anywhere.

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The .357 Magnum is a universal cartridge you can easily find at any ammunition retailer. Nowadays, it can be very difficult to find niche calibers out there, so having something as common as a .357 Magnum can be really nice.

3. You have the ability to shoot .38 Special cartridges.

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Now this is a huge reason why the .357 Magnum is so popular. For cheaper target practice, the .38 Special cartridge does very well in a .357 Magnum revolver.

4. You can hand-load it with ease.

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If you’re a hand-loader, the straight-walled cases of the .357 Magnum cartridge do a great job of extending case life. Also, with a wide variety of available projectiles, you can decide to load heavy or light.

5. It makes for a great rifle cartridge, too.

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If you own a long gun in .357 Magnum, you’ll notice higher accuracy and higher velocities. A Henry Arms Rifle chambered in .357 Magnum will make short work of any whitetail from close to medium distances.

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