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.45 ACP vs. .357 Magnum: Which Famous Round Will Triumph?

.45 ACP vs. .357 Magnum in this range test to determine which is the superior ammo for security and home defense needs.

Two super famous ammo types are trialed in .45 ACP vs. .357 Magnum in this head-to-head matchup.

Some good points, but these competitions still don’t usually win over the die-hard fans of either ammo type. Not surprisingly the .357 has more penetration and velocity but I think most .45 enthusiasts are probably aware of this. The .45 ACP is legendary as a slower, but heavier, round that was designed to put a threat down.

.357 Magnum, with its longer casing just packs more propellant to provide higher energy downrange. I would still like to see this match-up again but using hardball ammunition. There are so many variables with hollow-point rounds with each one expanding and penetrating slightly different for each shot.

For either of these famous calibers be sure to check out Cabela’s, they can get you onto either for your shooting needs.

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.45 ACP vs. .357 Magnum: Which Famous Round Will Triumph?