Taurus Tracker 627: Federal 130gr HST Wadcutter at 357Mag Velocity
I was able to score some 130gr Federal HST Wadcutters used in Federal Micro HST 38 Special +P self defense ammo. I have tested the 38 Special +P and it performs really well in Clear Ballistics gel. My curiosity lead me to perform this test with 357 Magnum as there is very little data available for 357 Magnum full wadcutters. Sure, there may be a reason for this as typical lead wadcutters will lead the barrel of your revolver at 357 Magnum velocities, but when Federal released their 130gr jacketed wadcutter I just had to evaluate them at greater velocity. It seems like the perfect match.
Today I tested across the chronograph but it was too cold and cloudy to get consistent velocity readings. I will test my final load again on a better day with improved lighting.
This was a tough video to make as all of the equipment was malfunctioning, the camera completely froze and stopped recording at one time, and the chronograph had to be weighed down because the wind was blowing so hard.
At the completion of this video the Taurus Tracker now has 1042 rounds down range, with 4 primer light strikes, all with TulAmmo Small Pistol Primers. Don’t forget to visit dayattherange.com for a detailed review.
These loads as seen were safe in this revolver, please do not attempt to replicate this load without working up what will be best in your revolver.
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