Originally Posted by Old_Dog
A .357 is usually rated ahead of a .44 for stopping power. It has that magical combination of velocity and bullet weight that just makes it more devastating then other calibers. Why trade a proven top notch man stopper for something with more recoil that will slow down your follow up shots. I owned a few .44's and they were strictly range fun guns. I carry a .357 and have for over 40 years. Will stop anything that walks in my State so no need to carry anything else.
rated ahead of which? the 44 Mag. or the 44 Spl.? please provide some sources that validate that statement.
these figures were pulled from Honady's website on their ammo ballistics.
125 gr. XTP bullets MV/ME 1500/624
140 gr. XTP bullets MV/ME 1350/566
158 gr. XTP bullets MV/ME 1250/548
180 gr. XTP bullets MV/ME 1000/400
165 gr. FTX bullets MV/ME 900/297
180 gr. FTX bullets MV/ME 1235/610
180 gr. XTP bullets MV/ME 1550/960
200 gr. XTP bullets MV/ME 1500/999
i'm sorry, unless you are comparing the 357 Mag to the 44 Spl. your argument doesn't hold water. compared to the 44 Magnum, it's pushing almost twice the energy than the 357 Magnum.