Posted December 2, 2023 3:00 pm by Comments

By TTAG Contributor

By Chris Dumm
Elmer Keith, Phillip B. Sharpe, Colonel D. B. Wesson developed the .357 Magnum cartridge in 1934. The first of the ‘Magnum’ pistol cartridges, it was a big hit. Literally. While there’s still some debate over the cartridge’s ability to create hydrostatic shock, if you’re looking for a highly effective, commonly available handgun caliber for self-protection, .357 is a perfectly defensible choice.
Handgun hunters use the cartridge to take game up to the size of small deer.
Continue reading Lever-Action Ballistics Comparison: .30-30 vs .357 Magnum at The Truth About Guns.

Source: The Truth About Guns

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