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.357 Magnum BVAC SWC 158 Grain 50 Round Box 1002 fps Target and Plinking Ammunition

 
BVAC
BV357-1N
811984010318
AMM-3121
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.357 Magnum, BVAC, 158 Grain Semi Wad Cutter Bullet, 50 Round Box, 1002 fps.

Years of experience has gone into perfecting Bitterroot Valley Ammunition which is considered to be the best amongst shooters worldwide. Produced in Montana using reloadable brass and new, top quality components to make this some of the best ammunition at an affordable price! A Shot Above the Rest

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Muzzle velocity: 1002 fps.
Velocity at 50 yards: 939 fps.
Velocity at 100 yards: 888 fps.
Muzzle energy: 352 ft/lbs.
Energy at 50 yards: 309 ft/lbs.
Energy at 100 yards: 277 ft/lbs.
Uses: Plinking, Target shooting.

 
Total number of Reviews: 15

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4.0 5
"I picked up a couple of boxes of these for target practice. They are cheap and go bang when you pull the trigger but they sure are dirty. I had to clean my Taurus 605 pretty extensively after a box. But for the price these are some solid bullets."
– Croz
2.0 5
"I have sent a hundred of these through my SP 101. No malfunction and accuracy is very good, but I spent more time cleaning my gun than shooting it(not an exaggeration). They are cheap, but not that cheap. At savings of about 4 cents a round it's just not worth it. And did I mention the smoke?"
– CCB
3.0 5
"This ammo is great, mainly because of the price. I haven't seen any jacketed rounds for the .357 or .44mag, only SWC. I would suggest buying Blazer or American Eagle before Bitterroot Valley because the price is nearly the same. Also, Blazer and American Eagle shoot alot more accurately, using their jacketed rounds. At 25yards using the Blazer (non reloadable, polymer coated alumminum heat treated casings) I was holding a 3 inch group, with the Bitterroot It wasnt even hitting the 8inch diameter target. It doesn't burn too dirty, never missfired out of all 250 rounds, just very inconsistent accuracy. It is good for shooting waterjugs and melons camping, but at the range your target will make you look like youve never picked up a handgun before."
– Mikey
2.0 5
"For the price, this ammo is not worth it. I had no malfunctions whatsoever but this ammo is freaking filthy. After 18 rounds out of a 50 round box my stainless model 65 looked like I had put about 200 rounds through it. I'm the kind of guy who cleans my weapons after every trip to the range, but this stuff had me putting 3 times the effort in it. Simply put...not worth it!"
– Wall
5.0 5
"This is the best deal on 357Mag I've seen! I bought 5 boxes and shot 5 boxes with ZERO problems. Load up with 6 rounds of really expensive hollow points for home defense, but take 6 BOXES of Bitterroot to the range for practice. Goes bang every time."
– WyoGunner
2.0 5
"I know of places to get .357 magnum for less. Bought this because I was ordering some other items and was only a few dollars more a box than XXX at XXX. People are right about the cleaning afterwards. Very dirty ammo that leaves a cloud of smoke on every round. Also seems very underpowered compared to other .357 mag. target ammo, more like .38 special. If they would cut the price a few dollars a box, would probably buy more though. Then it would be worth it."
– nvlawman
1.0 5
"mmBought a box of this to try out. The other folks at the range thought I was shooting a black powder pistol. Huge clouds of smoke, seems very underpowered and not as accutate as other manufacturs. This is the only type of ammo from Bitteroot that has this problem. I ahve tried their 9mm, 45, and 40 and 45 lc and they are just fine. I think they need to reformulate their powder a bit"
– rightwingliberalmoderate
2.0 5
"I have to agree with the majority of the reviews. It was dirtier, not as accurate, but inexpensive and good for targets and plinking."
– Randy
3.0 5
"I bought this because I had to adjust the rear sight on my Taurus 608 when shooting .38 specials compared to full house .357's. These rounds are loaded like .38s, and not even as hot as .38+p's. If you have a little J-frame or the like it might be nice to avoid the recoil, but you might as well buy .38s. It's so dirty that you still spend a lot of time cleaning out the cylinder. Brass seems good, mine was all speer. I would not purchase again."
– Charlie
4.0 5
"I bought a box of these and a box of jhp both 158 gr and both came in a Bitterroot boxes and both had nickel Fiocchi casings... So kinda confused if I'm reviewing Bitterroot or Fiocchi. Either way the smoke wasn't too bad, same with cleanliness of the gun and I had 0 miss fires from both these and the .38 special wad cutters also from Bitterroot though the .38 was significantly dirtier. Not a bad buy imo."
– Hammy
4.0 5
"Bought 5 boxes of this, mainly for some cheap plinking ammo. Mine was all 158gr SWC in very clean starline brass. Ammo was not overly smokey as some claim, its lead the lube is gonna produce some extra smoke as well as I believe they use Unique powder which is not the cleanest (but very effective, it's my main powder in all my pistols). These are good mild magnum loads, not .38's but sorta the lower end of mid-range loaded .357 (would be excellent for your kids or girlfriend or whoever who does not shoot alot, they would enjoy them). To me it is perfect though, as I just plan on reloading the brass with the 180gr jhp for deer season. if you are looking for some brass to reload or are looking for a mild load for plinking this will serve you well.The box they come in is too large though, so most of the ammo will come loose during shipping."
– M W
2.0 5
"This ammunition is so dirty it's almost like shooting black powder. Shooting at an indoor range will fill the range with smoke. I bought it for cheap practice ammo, but it's a bit TOO cheap for my taste."
– jmengr
2.0 5
"I ran a box of these thru my GP100 and, as mentioned before, a cloud of smoke will tell everyone within 200' of you exactly where you are. ...and they do feel like somewhere between .38s and +Ps, but certainly not a fully loaded .357. Not sure if it's old/bad powder, or simply not enough powder, but I'd be curious if anyone has chrono-tested these. Won't buy these again, though they all went 'bang,' no misfires."
– practical tactical
2.0 5
"This ammo came today, but is not brass as shown; perhaps nickle cases? I will be using the ammo at the range in a Taylor Arms (Chiappa) Winchester 92 LA this weekend. It will be outdoors, I will post results. Kind of upset it is shown as brass and is not."
– Redleg
5.0 5
"I shoot this from my Taurus and it's exactly what it says it is, target and plinking rounds. A bit dirty and wouldn't necessarily be reliable in a real world situation, but for sending rounds down range, it's perfect."
– Christopher