thoughts on the .357 Sig round?

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    thoughts on the .357 Sig round?

    looking for input on the Sig .357 round,pros/cons..how does this round compare to other calibers such as .40,9mm,10mm etc.. thanks much

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    It's a suped up 9mm that costs more and is harder to find shoots good though.
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    Thoughts?

    Pro: Powerful, good record in cop use

    Con: Limited range of loadings available, expensive new, commercial reloads scarce, more difficult to reload than straight-walled pistol cases, shouldn't use lead bullets for reloading

    If money is not a serious contraint and you're willing to buy ammo in bulk to mitigate availability problems, go for it.
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    there is MUCH information on this site in old threads. scroll back through the older pages in this section and find them.

    i was a very early adopter of this caliber (1994-1995), and have posted several entries that i don't care to repeat.

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    It appears to be everything ballistically that the 9mm is cracked up to be yet isn't.
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    It's a dandy. My Glock 32 runs very well. Recoil is snappy, fast, but not uncomfortable at all. Only con is that ammo is spendy, not available like 9, 40, or 45. If you can afford to feed it and have an ammo source, snag one. My favorite cartridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaperman357 View Post
    It's a suped up 9mm that costs more and is harder to find shoots good though.
    It's more a slightly tuned down 10mm. A real 10mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crue2009 View Post
    looking for input on the Sig .357 round,pros/cons..how does this round compare to other calibers such as .40,9mm,10mm etc.. thanks much
    If you want a .357, get a REAL one. Windicator.jpg

    I really don't have any experience with a .357sig, I just know they're supposed to be great.


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    It's more a slightly tuned down 10mm. A real 10mm.
    .357" = 9.0678mm... Tiniest bit bigger than 9mm..
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    HandGunInfo.com: SIG357: Pete's 357 SIG Caliber Page


    ^^^^^^^^Try this link^^^^^^^^^^^^^


    For more information on this caliber than you would ever think possible


    Here is a link from that site, but really touches on specifics......... HandGunInfo.com: 357SIG: 357 Sig and 9mm Comparison


    And this couple paragraphs from the immediate link above,,

    I’d like to discuss some excellent information from the www.ammolab.com forum group. This ammolab site specializes in testing ammo and is one of the top 9 firearms sites on the planet:



    He has tested several thousand rounds of the usual 9, 40, 45, etc. When he tested the 357 Sig Winchester Ranger and Remington Golden Saber ammo, it did something only the 10mm Silvertip has been able to do. Both of these rounds cracked the top plate that holds the gelatin blocks in place during testing. It’s obvious that these 357 Sig rounds dump more energy into 12 – 14 inches of gelatin than most other rounds he has tested.



    When he reinforced the top plates, the same two 357 Sig rounds mentioned above then cracked the lower plate. The best 9mm loads, such as the Ranger 127gr +P+ barely created a ripple in the gelatin in comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RevolvingMag View Post
    If you want a .357, get a REAL one. Windicator.jpg

    I really don't have any experience with a .357sig, I just know they're supposed to be great.




    .357" = 9.0678mm... Tiniest bit bigger than 9mm..
    Power wise difference between 9mm and 357Sig is measurably different ( my point).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21bubba View Post
    Power wise difference between 9mm and 357Sig is measurably different ( my point).
    Ah. Ok.
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    bbls for a revolver and a semi are measured differently

    the 125 grain 357 SIG from a 3" bbl will equal the velocity of a
    125 grain 357 Magnum from a 3" revolver bbl.

    only equal for 125 grain bullets, when fired from the same bbl length.

    read into it whatever you want...

    the recoil with my P239 sig and a S&W M60 3.2' has me liking the semi better.
    sanppy and its over almost b4 you realize its happened and follow-up
    shots happen faster ( for me, YMMV)

    if not for over penetration in summertime, id carry it year round.
    swap bbls making the p239 a 40 for the summer or when gaming
    also a nickle more to re-load the 347sig cause i have to use jacketed;
    at ~1450 fps its moving...
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    good info and thanks for the replies..

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    I carry .357sig much of the time. I alternate between that and .45. For me, a 147gr .355 bullet @ 1225fps or a 125 gr .355 @ 1450fps with 13 more before a 15 round reload ...... well, that along with all the info posted above does it for me. In my opinion, Awesome round!
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    Designed to duplicate the 125 grn .357 ballistics in a semi-auto round, it performs very well in that bullet weight--not so well in lighter/heavier, which accounts for the lack of variety in ammo selection.Iit's a proven round in LEO use, but has never caught on with the general public. Ammo has remained more expensive than the more common calibers, which only adds to its non-popularity.

    While limited, my experience is that it's no more difficult to shoot accurately or harder to control recoil than any other of the more powerful calibers generally used for SD purposes. It is more difficult to reload--basicly because its bottleneck shape requires lubing--but isn't impossible by any means, just more involved compared to straight-walled cases. Bullet selection is limited.
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