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#194868 - 10/12/18 09:47 AM Experience with Buffalo Bore 180gr XTP .357
DavT
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Buffalo Bore has a new .357 round, 180gr Hornady XTP at 1500fps with 899 ft lbs of energy. This is the hottest .357 load I have heard about. Does anyone have any experience with it? I am particularly interested on how the bullet holds up/expands at that velocity. I have a shot the 180gr hard cast and really like them but don't need such penetration on whitetail. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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#194874 - 10/13/18 12:58 AM Re: Experience with Buffalo Bore 180gr XTP .357 [Re: DavT]
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I'm getting 1500 fps with 158 gr XTP's with flat primers. 1500 & 180 jacketed bullets has got to be some specialty non-canister powder. I can't even get to 1500 fps with cast bullets, let alone jacketed ones. I guess they could be seated out further. I'll have to see what info I can find on those loads, you have piqued my interest...


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#194879 - 10/13/18 09:40 AM Re: Experience with Buffalo Bore 180gr XTP .357 [Re: MrMcPorkchop]
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Yes, that is very hot for a 180gr. bullet. If the 180gr expands well and holds together at that velocity it would be a really great medium big game round.

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#194885 - 10/13/18 04:26 PM Re: Experience with Buffalo Bore 180gr XTP .357 [Re: DavT]
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 Originally Posted By: DavT
Yes, that is very hot for a 180gr. bullet. If the 180gr expands well and holds together at that velocity it would be a really great medium big game round.
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#194892 - 10/14/18 12:26 AM Re: Experience with Buffalo Bore 180gr XTP .357 [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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That seems to be a favorite bullet for the 357 Maximum. My Maximum Single Shots, 13" & 15" are going quite a bit above 1500 fps.

I have not killed anything with the loads yet, but Hornady lists it working up to 1700 fps.

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#194896 - 10/14/18 10:42 AM Re: Experience with Buffalo Bore 180gr XTP .357 [Re: Bob Roach]
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Bob Roach, thanks for the information, that is encouraging as a bullet needs to hold together to work well. I really like my 45 colt for hunting but am making a transition from the FA model 97 to the 83 with some custom work and will be using my FA 97 .357 for a while as the work is done.

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#194897 - 10/14/18 11:15 AM Re: Experience with Buffalo Bore 180gr XTP .357 [Re: DavT]
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Hornadys manual lists the 180gr XTP up to 1900fps in 357Herret.

l shoot IHMSA silh and the 180XTP is used quite extensively.

All XTP Hornadys are respected in IHMSA. l see 180s IN 35Rem too


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#194900 - 10/14/18 09:48 PM Re: Experience with Buffalo Bore 180gr XTP .357 [Re: sw282]
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I took a whitetail with a 180 XTP from my 10" 357 Maximum Contender. I can't recall exactly, but I believe it was doing around 1800 FPS at the muzzle. The shot was a bang flop shoulder shot at maybe 75 yards IIRC. I don't believe I recovered the slug.


Edited by JDK (10/14/18 09:49 PM)
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#194928 - 10/16/18 03:58 PM Re: Experience with Buffalo Bore 180gr XTP .357 [Re: JDK]
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Shot a whitetail doe with the 180gr.xtp quite a few years back. The gun was a 6" gp100. Very accurate round, but as I recall it did not expand much at all. I'm sure it wasn't traveling much more than 1200fps. I think it's a great bullet, but needs to be pushed a little hard to get the Performance one wants out of it.

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#194941 - 10/17/18 09:22 AM Re: Experience with Buffalo Bore 180gr XTP .357 [Re: wheelguns]
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Has anyone actually put this ammunition through a chronograph? Curious to hear actual velocities out of various revolvers and single shots with different barrel lengths.
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