Ammuntion rating

Discussion in 'Ruger Revolver Forums' started by baronvoncatania, May 15, 2013.

  1. baronvoncatania

    baronvoncatania New Member

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    I just got back my .357 Blackhawk after 31 years and am buying ammo for it. Can someone explain what the "P" rating on the boxes are? I bought some 125grain +p what does the +p mean? what other ratings are there? Thanks jim c
     
  2. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member

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  3. baronvoncatania

    baronvoncatania New Member

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    ammo rating

    Thanks BHale

    Thats all the options I have in my local gunshop, and their all hollow points! What are the other soft lead points that I could get?

    Thanks jim
     
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  4. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member

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    Right now its just hard to get any ammo.

    If you can find it there's Remington, Fiocchi, UMC, and Federal jacketed soft point that I have used before without any problems (those were regular load not +p)
     
  5. DonnieD

    DonnieD New Member

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    A Blackhawk will swallow +P forever and never be affected.

    +P is a term for higher pressure not more powder although more powder normally creates more pressure. The manufacturer might use a different and in fact smaller powder charge for a +P load than they do for a standard pressure round. All depends.

    +P is recognized by the industry via SAAMI (Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers). I do not believe that +P+ is a recognized standard and as such most manufacturers will not authorize +P+ ammo.

    If you want quality hot ammo, Buffalo Bore makes some of the stoutest stuff around. I've used it w/o issues in my SP101 and GP100. Don