First Look: Federal Premium .327 Fed. Mag. and .357 Mag. HST Ammunition

Federal Premium expands its HST line to include .327 Fed. Mag. and .357 Mag.

posted on March 3, 2022
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Federal Ammunition is adding more options to its line of HST defensive ammunition. The new Personal Defense HST .357 Magnum and .327 Federal Magnum rounds are a continuation of their already extensive line of personal defense ammunition options. The addition of these magnum loads gives users a reliable and effective personal defense option for revolvers.

“When it comes to choosing a caliber for personal defense, the .357 Magnum and .327 Federal Magnum continue to be popular choices,” said Federal Ammunition Handgun Product Director, Mike Holm. “A big reason for the continued popularity of these calibers is the preference to carry a revolver for everyday carry. We are excited to add these new loads to the already proven line of HST Personal Defense handgun ammunition.”

Reliability is a top priority in a self-defense cartridge, and the HST .357 Magnum and .327 Federal Magnum rounds boast a nickel-plated case for long-term corrosion resistance, as well as a high-performance primer to ensure consistent ignition when it is needed most.

“Users that want to carry a magnum caliber for personal defense, want to utilize the full benefit of them. The specially engineered 104-grain .327 Federal Magnum and 154-grain .357 Magnum HST Jacketed Hollow Points were designed to take full advantage of magnum cartridges with consistent terminal performance,” continued Holm.” The bullet still has to perform well in personal defense scenarios. This is why the HST JHP was built to pass through a variety of materials without plugging up. The bullet jacket and core hold together to provide nearly 100-percent weight retention through common defensive barriers.”

The HST .357 Magnum and .327 Federal Magnum rounds join other Personal Defense HST products from Federal such as 30 Super Carry, 9 mm, 9 mm+P, .357 SIG, .40 S&W, 10 mm, .45 ACP, and .45 ACP+P. For more information this ammo or other products from Federal Premium, please visit



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