This a 357 Magnum, loaded with the same 125gr Maker SCHP projectile loaded in our 38 Special Snub Nose Pro. This 125gr bullet was designed for traditional SCHP expansion and penetration at slower 38 Special velocities. However, when driven to 357 Magnum velocities (nearly 1,600 FPS from 6″ barrels) this load provides very capable performance for defensive applications. Using a calibrated, FBI density gel block, these hollow points offer an impressive permanent wound cavity and evenly distribute their six petals into the target from 6″ to 21″. Note that 12″ to 18″ of gel penetration is considered optimal.
125 grain 357 Magnum bullets are NOT recommended for big game hunting as these bullet are too light to provide adequate penetration and meaningful expansion.