The .357 Magnum has been around since 1934 thanks in large part to renowned outdoorsman Elmer Keith. Although it’s true the creation of the big, brash round was a collaborative effort between Keith, Phillip B. Sharpe, and Col. D.B. Wesson, it was Keith who put the most significant work into it. One of Keith’s greatest contributions was the inclusion of the Keith-style bullet which has a large, flat meplat and doesn’t deform like a standard hollow point, which allows it to penetrate more fully. Although the final incarnation of the .357 Magnum bullet was altered somewhat the highlights of the Keith bullet remain, making this a capable round not only for target shooting and self-defense but for hunting as well.
These particular .357 Magnum rounds are made by Tula, a company that’s been around for 300 years. Tula was founded in 1712 with the original purpose of providing the arms and ammunition needed for the locals to protect themselves from invading forces and while they did, indeed, fulfill that role, they expanded well beyond it. Today they distribute their ammunition all around the world and shooters everywhere rely on their economical prices to function as high-volume shooters without breaking the bank.
These are moderately weighted 158 grain rounds. They’re FMJ and won’t expand on impact but will simply penetrate and keep on going which is why it’s a must to have a reliable backstop in place during range time. Each round zooms towards your target with the impressive muzzle velocity of 1280 feet per second and hits home with extraordinary energy. These steel-cased, berdan-primed rounds are best for target practice, shooting drills, and plinking. There are a fantastic 1000 target rounds in this case; Tula manufactures ammunition at their plant in Tula, Russia. Don’t you want to become a more proficient marksman? Order this case of ammunition and make it happen.
(This ammunition is steel-cased. Some ranges do not allow rounds with steel cases, so make sure you double check before trying to use this ammunition at your area range.)
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No misfires. Ejected OK. Why pay more? (Posted on 1/5/17)
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Review by Marc
This Russian .357 ammo is the worst. Took it to the range today. Fired the first six shots and It does go bang when you pull the trigger, great BUT THEN I wanted to reload. I try to get the spent cases out and they are stuck tight, not even the extractor rod could force them out of the cylinder. I had to drive the spent cases out with a phillips head screw driver. NOT GOOD.
Never had this problem with any other ammo. This happened in a clean S&W model 66.
Again I will continue to buy from bulk ammo, but this 357 ammo is not good at any price in a revolver. From reading other reviews of this same ammo, this is very common for TulAmmo. (Posted on 5/23/16)
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Posted On: 6/29/12 By: Jeremy