Hornady Critical Defense 357 Magnum


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UPC: 090255905007
357 MAG
50 Rounds
125gr FTX Grain

Hornady Critical Defense 357 Magnum Review

Hornady Critical Defense 357 Magnum is a line of self-defense ammunition designed to provide reliable performance and stopping power. Calibers include the following .357 Magnum but also others. This particular Hornady Critical Defense 357 MAG load features a 125-grain FTX (Flex Tip eXpanding) bullet, which is a hollow point style bullet with a soft polymer insert in the nose. The FTX design allows for the bullet to expand rapidly upon impact, creating a larger wound channel and maximizing stopping power.

The 125-grain weight is a common choice for .357 Magnum self-defense loads, as it strikes a balance between enough mass for penetration and enough velocity for expansion. The .357 Magnum is a powerful and versatile round, capable of taking down both human targets and medium-sized game.

Is Hornady Critical Defense Considered Hollow Point?

Yes, Hornady Critical Defense ammunition is considered hollow point. This bullet features a hollow cavity in the center of the projectile for expansion upon impact. In short, this design maximizes the potential capabilities of a hollow bullet.

Anti-Clogging Bullet

The polymer insert in the bullet helps to prevent clogging and ensures reliable expansion, even when passing through barriers such as heavy clothing or drywall. The high velocity of the .357 Magnum cartridge also aids in expansion and penetration.

Revolver And Lever-Action Bullets

This ammunition is suitable for use in both revolvers and lever-action rifles chambered in .357 Magnum. Using the right type of ammunition for each specific purpose ensures maximum performance and safety.

Self Defense 357 Rounds

In sum, the Hornady Critical Defense 357 Magnum 125gr FTX is a reliable and effective choice for self-defense with its carefully designed bullet and high velocity. It provides the necessary stopping power for personal protection situations, and is sure to serve its purpose in a defensive scenario.

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