Sometimes online, descriptions says “REMINGTON” for some reason. I assume they are the same thing.
Any info on this? why?
This is an instance of popular name vs. proper name. Often the company who developed the cartridge will put their name in it, if it becomes popular often it get shortened.
A prime example is most people call the .30-‘-6 Springfield just simply a .30-’06 Or a .44 Remington Mag a .44 Mag. I believe that both the .38 & .44 special cartridges have S&W in their name also.
This is actually an excellent question as it can be confusing to many people, with so many similarly named cartridges that are in no way alike. So when in doubt don’t be afraid to ask.
Remington 357 Magnum
The proper name is .357 S & W Magnum. Remington is a brand name and they make a lot of ammo. The only Remington is the .357 Remington Maximum, a longer round and little used.
A lot of old timers including Elmer Keith experimenting with .38 Spl. rounds to equal the new Colt .38 Super auto round developed the round using a Smith and Wesson Model .38/.44 Heavy Duty. The result was that S & W lengthened the case 1/10th inch so it would not chamber in .38s of the day. The round dates to 1935. The .44 Magnum however is .44 Remington Magnum developed as joint venture of S & W and Remington in 1955.
The proper name is .357 Remington Magnum. Many people shorten it to .357 Magnum since there are no other .357 Magnums to confuse it with, although there is a .357 Remington Maximum which is longer and more powerful than the .357 Remington Magnum.
357 Remington Maximum
Come on people.
Remington DID NOT develop the .357 S&W and Winchester did
There is no such animal as a .357 Remington ammo. There is Remington .357 ammo, which only means that it is either made or marketed by Remington, which they will sometimes erroneously label .357 Remington magnum
Remington did develop the .357 Remington Maximum
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Sometimes online, descriptions says "REMINGTON" for some reason. I assume they are the same thing.
Any info on this? why?
Remington is the company which developed the .357 Magnum.
So, early guns and some ammunition will say “.357 Remington Magnum”
Most modern firearms and ammunition not made by Remington will simply say “.357 Magnum”.
Same thing. One is an abbreviation of the other.
A cartridge is what those not gun savvy would call a ‘bullet.’ A cartridge is made up of a bullet, casing, powder, and primer. A caliber is the diameter of a bullet. The longer the cartridge the more powder it can hold and the more power potential it has. The larger the caliber, the bigger the bullet and the larger the casing required therefore also giving more power potential. Every caliber is 1/100th of an inch so: 50 Caliber is half and inch and 100 caliber would be an inch. .30 caliber is .3 inches. The diameter of the bullet can also be measured in millimeters, I am not sure the conversion factor of mms to calibers but 12.4mm = .50 caliber, 7.62mm = .308 caliber, and 5.56mm = .223 caliber. Just look it up on wikipedia for more info
I think you’ve asked this before, but not entirely sure. “Cartridge” is the term for the bullet, casing, and smokeless powder which is used in a gun. A cartridge is generally a metal bullet (various metals are used, including lead and brass, in making any given bullet) which is placed in the mouth of a brass or steel casing which also holds a certain amount of some form of explosive powder (the “gunpowder,” or smokeless powder). “Caliber” is, when referring to handguns and rifles, the measurement of the diameter of the bullet. A gun that fires a bullet approximately 3/10 of an inch is called a “thirty caliber,” or .30 caliber. Likewise, a .22 caliber is 22/100 of an inch, approximately. In bullets that are measured in the metric system, they are not generally referred to by “caliber.” For example, 9mm Parabellum is the most common 9mm pistol chambering; 9mm is the bullet’s approximate diameter, while “Parabellum” comes from the Latin words meaning “for war.” The reason the 7mm and 8mm rounds are so much larger is because they are made for rifles, not pistols. A 7mm-08 or a 7mm Remington Magnum are common hunting rifle rounds. The 7mm-08 is a bullet that is based on the .308 Winchester, but fires a smaller 7mm bullet rather than the approximately 7.62mm bullet of the .308 Winchester. The 7mm Remington Magnum is a cartridge that fires a 7mm round, was originally designed and manufactured by Remington, and is considered a “Magnum” cartridge- in other words, really powerful. Another round you might encounter, the 7.62x39mm, is named so because the actual bullet is 7.62mm in diameter, while the casing is 39mm long. A cartridge with that sort of name- 7.62x39mm, 7.62x51mm, et cetera, generally signifies that the cartridge was originally a military round. Is there an easy way to learn all this? Not really, because there isn’t a hard-and-fast standard in measurements. The .38 Special pistol bullet is actually the same diameter bullet as a .357 Magnum, and the 9x18mm Makarov (a Soviet/Russian cartridge) is a slightly wider bullet than the 9mm Parabellum, despite being called the same diameter. Likewise, there are .30 caliber bullets which are .308, and some which are .303, and some which are… Well, you get the point.