Old .357 SIG load, now available.

Old .357 SIG load, now available.

This is a discussion on Old .357 SIG load, now available. within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; The Double Tap Ammo company's 115 gr. .357 SIG Gold Dot was last offered in 2009. It's now available as the identical Bonded Defense JHP ...

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    Old .357 SIG load, now available.

    The Double Tap Ammo company's 115 gr. .357 SIG Gold Dot was last offered in 2009.

    It's now available as the identical Bonded Defense JHP
    that uses the Gold Dot bullet.



    A bit lighter than the firm's 125 gr. Bonded Defense
    load.
    http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/b...IG/dt125-1.jpg



    This load has an advertised velocity of:

    1550fps / 614 ft. lbs. 4"bbl

    With these numbers for other barrel lengths:

    3.5" barrel - 1494fps
    4.5" barrel - 1612fps



    It should be a real screamer if it is as hot as the
    NOSLER 115 grain load at:
    1550fps / 614 ft. lbs. 4"bbl

    3.5" barrel - 1494fps
    4.5" barrel - 1612fps

    That load exhibits some muzzle flash, but a lot of bang.
    Noticeably- faster than the 125s and 147s/

    Note, that like Nosler load, the once again available DT 115 gr.
    uses a flash supressed powder for virtually no muzzle flash
    as well.

    Both should remain the fastest in the DT .357 SIG line,
    except for the DT 80 gr. Barnes TAC-XP:


    1725fps / 529 ft. lbs. 4.25"

    3.5" barrel - 1600fps
    4.5" barrel - 1755fps

    ( the load I carry in my RAMI P)

    And have some appeal to those looking for truly smoking hot
    .357 SIG ammo.


    For more info:


    115 gr. Bonded Defense JHP:

    DoubleTap Ammunition

    115 gr. NOSLER JHP:
    DoubleTap Ammunition


    80 gr. TAC-XP:
    DoubleTap Ammunition


    125 gr. 38+P Bonded Defense:

    DoubleTap Ammunition

    (All of these numbers are advertised, and your actual chrono results
    will probably vary).


    Thanks for looking, I hope to get out and shot some of this 115 grain fodder.



    KEV


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    That'd make a mess.

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    Also hard to get. This is why I bought a S&W 40 Cal barrel for his SIG 357 last Christmas! He couldn't get "Social Ammo" for the gun. He is carrying Winchester S&W 40 Cal Ranger T ammo for CCW!
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    Do they chrono at the velocity double tap claims? If you shoot some, let us know.

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    DT Discount

    If you hurry DT is giving 15% off if ordered by September 3rd; see the following email to customers:

    Wow, time flies! We have been in business here at Doubletap for a decade now! We went from 4 10mm loads to more than 400 loads in 125 calibers! At Doubletap we really appreciate you and your business. We could not have done it without you.

    To celebrate 10yrs and to celebrate you, the customers who got us there, we are offering a 15% discount on all items until September 3rd, 2012.

    Just type in the promo code box: DT10YEAR

    Of course, this discount can't be combined with any other offer or discount, but it will be available on any product that we sell! Please visit us at Doubletapammo Shop or call us at 1-866-357-1066 and we will take care of you. Thanks for everything. I really look forward to another decade with you.

    Mike McNett
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    Doubletap Ammunition


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    That is smoking hot!!!!

    Also hard to get. This is why I bought a S&W 40 Cal barrel for his SIG 357 last Christmas! He couldn't get "Social Ammo" for the gun. He is carrying Winchester S&W 40 Cal Ranger T ammo for CCW!
    Not at all. Maybe not locally. I ordered lots of Underwood 357 Sig. I am sure DT has lots on hand.
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    Dog, no chrono for me to verify with this new offering.

    However, this is one recent comment. It could be from some of the older ammo though.

    "This load is the only DT ammo I've ever chronographed that actually exceeded box velocity. Out of my G23/32, it averaged a little over 1600 fps."

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    Nice the only draw back to those velocity claims is over expansion and or failure to expand... I'd like to see those rounds tested in ballistic gel ...

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    Those things must scream coming out of the barrel.
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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