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Old 04-07-2010, 11:57 AM
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.357 mag Gold Dots 170 grain soft point???


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While Shopping for ammo for my 1894C at some pawnshop, I found these .357 Gold dots 170 gr flat soft point (boxes looked old but bullets in good shape) I purchased 3 boxes $25.00 each. No info about velocity or trajectory on label.
Did anybody shoot these before or know anything about them???
Internet says that were discontinued by manufacturer!!!.
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:52 AM
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I recall the load that you have purchased, but don’t recall the claimed ballistics. However, Speer is in the process of introducing a new loading, the Gold Dot Handgun Hunting #23959 357 Magnum 170 DCSP (DeepCurl™ SP), with a muzzle velocity of 1180-fps from a 4-in Vented Test Barrel. This should translate to around 1600-fps to 1650-fps from a Marlin 1894 Carbine, with an 18 1/2 inch barrel.

The ballistics are most likely very similar, between the new and the old loadings.

Both Graf & Sons and Midway are listing this new loading on their respective websites.
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:09 PM
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Actually, a 'Handgun Hunting' load wouldn't be your best choice for your carbine because the load is optimized for a short pistol barrel. What you want is a round that uses a slower powder like H110 because with those types you can take advantage of the longer barrel to much higher velocities. Buffalo Bore uses a special blend of the slower burning powders to keep the max pressure down and still gets 1,851fps with their 357mag 180grn hardcast hunting ammo. Now that's impressive!
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Old 04-24-2010, 06:42 AM
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While Shopping for ammo for my 1894C at some pawnshop, I found these .357 Gold dots 170 gr flat soft point (boxes looked old but bullets in good shape) I purchased 3 boxes $25.00 each. No info about velocity or trajectory on label.
Did anybody shoot these before or know anything about them???
Internet says that were discontinued by manufacturer!!!.
Much appreciated.
As noted, Speer has transitioned these to a slightly different design, according to their site. Sitting both bullets on the counter, it's hard to see any difference, and they shoot exactly the same from my RBH, with equal charges of Blue Dot or W296. You need a pretty snappy load to get much expansion from them from a handgun, but a carbine barrel should fix that.

Like most Speer products, they are of excellent quality, and would make a decent bullet for anything you'd want to shoot with a .357 carbine.
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