I like the Corbon125 JHP in that caliber, but the Speer GDHP is a good round as well.
This is a discussion on .357SIG SD round? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I've got a G33 on the way and am looking for a good carry round. My first though is grabbing some DoubleTap GDs. They have ...
I've got a G33 on the way and am looking for a good carry round. My first though is grabbing some DoubleTap GDs. They have 125g and 147g. I'm leaning towards the 147g. What's everyone's favorite and thoughts?
I've got the Speer Gold Dot 125gr in my 32 right now. I've also used the Hornady XTPs.
You already know my answer. 147's
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125's thats what this caliber was designed for light and fast.125 gr. speer gold dot thats what the state troopers here carry so thats good enuf for me.
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The heavier 147g HST works best for me in my PM9 so I'm wondering if a heavier bullet may be better in the short barreled G33 also? Lots of folks, confirmed here, like that 125g bullet which I guess is what the .357SIG was designed around.
Is there any good ballistic info out there on the different .357SIG rounds that are available?
Unfortunately, the best set of 357SIG SD ammo trial results are no longer available on the web.
Of course, things may have changed, but it used to be that the 147gr JHP's had a greater tendency to overpenetrate and a higher incidence of failing to expand vs the 125gr JHP's. This was true for the Federal, Speer and Winchester bullet designs, at that time. Tweaks may have moderated that.
In 125gr, the Gold Dot and Winchester Ranger (RA357SIGT) bullets provided the most consistent expansion. I like the DoubleTap 125gr JHP's, but I'm shooting a stainless SIG P226, and it is a great match for the 1450fps DoubleTaps. If that is too snappy for your G33, you might consider the Speer or Winchester Ranger cartridges.
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I got these velocities out of my 33
All are 125 gr. bullets. 5 shot average:
Federal @ 1,272
Ranger T @ 1,280
Gold Dot @ 1,315
Corbon @ 1,324