First Look: Federal HST .357 Magnum Ammo

posted on June 21, 2023
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When hunters are toting their trusty bear-defense handguns outside of the backcountry, its often wise to change out ammunition—away from hard-nosed, monolithic rounds that focus primarily on penetrating thick skull plates and the like. Federal Premium is helping hunters do exactly that, with the addition of Personal Defense HST .327 Federal Magnum and .357 Magnum Ammo. Building off an already extensive line of personal-defense ammunition options, the addition of these jacketed hollow point magnum loads gives users an effective personal-defense option for revolvers.

“When it comes to choosing a caliber for personal defense, the .357 Magnum and .327 Federal Magnum continue to be popular choices,” said Federal Ammunition handgun product director, Nick Sachse. “A big reason for the continued popularity of these calibers is the preference to carry a revolver for everyday carry. We are excited to add these new loads to the already proven line of HST Personal Defense handgun ammunition.”

Reliability is key especially when it comes to choosing self-defense ammo. To remove any doubts of performance, HST .327 Federal Magnum and .357 Magnum ammo boast a nickel-plated case for long-term corrosion resistance. The high-performance primer and primer seal ensures consistent ignition when needed most.

“Users that want to carry a magnum caliber for personal defense, want to utilize the full benefit of them. The specially engineered 104-grain .327 Federal Magnum and 154-grain 357 Magnum HST Jacketed Hollow Points were designed to take full advantage of magnum cartridges with consistent terminal performance,” continued Sachse. “From a terminal performance standpoint, these magnum cartridges provide energy that allows for both excellent penetration and expansion. And like all HST bullets, this performance can be relied on through heavy clothing.”

The HST .357 Magnum and .327 Federal Magnum join a line of Personal Defense HST products that include 30 Super Carry, 9mm Luger, 9mm Luger +P, .357 SIG, .40 S&W, 10mm Auto, .45 Auto, and .45 Auto +P. For more information, visit federalpremium.comMSRP: $37.99-$50.99


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