Whats more powerful 40 or 357?
357 Magnum rounds – on average – achieve a velocity of about 1290 feet per second (fps) while . 40 S&W rounds travel at a velocity of 1070 fps. 357 Magnum bullets travel 1.5 times the speed of a 737 airplane at cruising speed, while . 40 S&W bullets travel 1.2 times that same speed.
What calibers can you shoot in a 357?
357 Magnum can safely and readily shoot the following rounds: . 38 Short Colt, . 38 Long Colt, . 38 Special, .
Which is better a.45 or a.357?
On paper, ballistics suggest the .357 Mag. is superior. It certainly is where kinetic energy and penetration is concerned. The .45 uses a .451″ bullet which is roughly 21-percent larger in diameter than the .357. But the .357 is launched at far higher velocities than the .45, giving it the edge ballistically on paper.
What’s the maximum charge for a.357 rifle?
A max charge of 27.0 grains posted roughly 1,875 fps with the Speer 180-grain .35 Remington bullet and shot under 1 MOA in my 14-inch Contender. Because the .357 Maximum in a Contender comes close to .35 Rem. rifle velocities, rifle bullets for the .35 Rem. tend to do quite well in the .357 Maximum.
What’s the difference between a.357 and.357 Magnum?
Later, Dan Wesson Firearms made double-action revolvers, and Thompson/Center offered single-shot Contender pistol barrels. H&R and Savage both chambered the .357 Maximum in single-shot rifles or combo guns. The .357 Maximum is a “stretched” .357 Magnum case; it’s about 0.315 inch longer than its parent.
What’s the maximum energy of a.357 Remington?
There were some factory chambered in .357 Remington Maximum over 20 guage. The .357 Remington Maximum is a very efficient cartridge for hunters of medium game animals like deer and hogs. While the cartridge produces around 1200 ft/lbs of energy, which is more than a .44 Magnum, it also has less recoil.