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Old 12-24-2010, 12:54 PM   #1
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I own a 4" S&W Model 28 and a Colt Lawman Mk III with the 2" barrel. A few days ago I was given the opportunity to shoot up a box of 125 grain Golden Saber that was a few years old.



Now I understand that it is a mid-range load, but I liked shooting it out of my Colt. Reminded me of the old Winchester 110 grain 38 Special +P+ SJHP and since I did my part as a shooter the ammo did it's part and shot out the center of the target at.......oh lets call it twelve yards. Not very far away, but good enough.



The hotter 125 grain SJHP loads aren't alot of fun out of the Lawman. And the MK III snubbie is a beefy revolver. Actually I'm very fond of it. But the hotter loads aren't real fun. Better out of my Model 28. I liked the Golden Saber load though. More comfortable.



Anyway it seems to be a good choice for self-defense. Why can't I find more info about it beyond all the usual advertising ect. Is it considered underpowered?



Well even if it is I picked up a box yesterday at Cabelas. It impressed me. And I'm a big Federal Hydra-Shock guy I might add.



Never really been part of the Remington Mafia. But that load impressed me.
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Old 12-24-2010, 05:01 PM   #2
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Hello. I'm not at home right now so I don't have access to my chronograph data, but I do recall that from a 3 1/16" bbl Ruger SP101, the Remington 357 Magnum 125-gr. Golden Saber averaged 1189 ft/sec, which is in the same general velocity range as Corbon's mid-power 357 Magnum DPX load, which also uses a 125-gr. bullet.



In my opinion, neither of these mid-power 357 loads are underpowered. Full-throttle 125-gr. 357's usually clock in around 1400 to 1450 ft/sec so or so from 4" barrels. In the more compact magnum revolvers, my preference would be for a mid-power load that I could better handle. Were I able to use the full-power magnums just as well, I might very well opt to go that route but in my view, the Remington 357 Magnum 125-gr. GS is neither weak nor ineffective assuming decent hits.



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Old 12-24-2010, 09:04 PM   #3
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Thanks. I've printed off several of your articles and I have a couple of your ammo articles. Good to know though.
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Checkman;

Stephen didn't mention it specifically in his reply, but he did an article on this type load, including the GS:



http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/can_less_be_more.htm





It's in the main section of this site, under "Other Handguns"



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Very good article. Thanks. I haven't read that one before.
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I carry it in my SP-101 2 1/4" barrel and love it. Yeah you can go hotter but it is a proven bullet design and comfortable for followup shoots.
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