Anonymous asked in SportsOutdoor RecreationHunting · 7 months ago

is there any way to get a 357 magnum to generate 1K in foot pounds of energy in a 4 inch barrel?

if so, what powder type, charge, and bullet weights?

gun would be a ruger GP100. i know the ruger redhawk 357 would be better for something like this.

12 Answers

  • 7 months ago

    That would be difficult to achieve without blowing the gun up.

  • zipper
    Lv 6
    7 months ago

    Only if you want to blow your hand off!

  • 7 months ago

    Nope. Wont work at all in the parameters you've stated.

    You need a bigger bullet or a longer barrel to even come close.

    Not to mention a GP100 (or any other revolver regardless of manufacturer) will probably be destroyed in the process.

  • 7 months ago

    Foot pounds are dangerous and need banning.

    No, not safely. End of discussion.

    If you're interested in handloading, get a reloading manual and read it...twice.

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  • Adam D
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    I wouldn't do that to my GP-100.

    Buffalo Bore gets pretty close with their numbers out of a 6" barrel, so it may be possible to hand load something that might not blow up your gun, probably.

    Is doing such a load safe, should you? I'm not your mamma, it's not my job to keep you from killing yourself. Is there any practical reason to do so? Not that I can think of, you'll probably lose a bunch of accuracy - bigger and faster isn't always better.

  • BBean
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Maybe there is a way but many lack the skill and means to do such a moot adventure. The movie Quigley Down Under with Tom Selleck was basically the same as your question. From a .45-70 Shiloh Sharps to a special .45-110 with 540 grain bullet. Maybe you can (dream) .357 in a 4 inch case. After all, most of the time .357 Magnum doesn`t normally list the case length when describing the cartridge (example; .357x33mm). If you try to overload to get that kind energy out of a standard sized .357 Magnum with faster powder you may meet your maker... or the lesser... have no hand to shake St. Peter at the gate. Anyone giving you a powder number or aid is not doing you any favor and is irresponsible.

  • 7 months ago

    I can't see this happening at all, look at the nominal ballistics:

  • 7 months ago

    LMAO! You're going to die of stupidity if you actually try this. Please have someone record it so others can learn from your idiocy.

  • L.N.
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Not out of any currently manufactured handgun. That's double the average energy of factory ammunition. Maybe with a specially made single shot hand cannon. Pack it full of the fastest powder you can find for the short barrel and pray that it holds.

  • 7 months ago

    Well?.........please video it of you try it.

    • Lv 7
      7 months agoReport

      It’s nice. A semi ocean front. Last year, we had obnoxious people next to us. This week, whoever is staying there seems pretty decent. We met them when we were unloaded

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