.357 sig reloading recipes ?????
i just bought my first press, a lee breech lock challenger. i know not the best, but all i can efford right now. having alot of fun with it. so far i've only loaded up several test rounds for my (wifes) 9mm. i haven't shot them as yet, wanted to wait for the .357 sig dies to come in the mail and load a few testers. i have to make the best of range fees and drive time.
reloading supplies are of short supply anywhere near me (10+miles). most that do carry them are for the more popular cals. .357sig bullets not being one of them. there are a few choices but i may have to go internet for what i need.
anyway, i've been searching the net for info and data for ideas of what to try first.
for my first loads, i want to stay with the major manufacturers offerings. i think i've settled on using a speer 125g tmj fn bullet. for powder i have titegroup. i would like to try another type to compare the two. i was thinking of aa#7 or power pistol. possibly something that i can use with the 9mm loadings also, but i'm not limited to using an exclusive powder type just for the .357 sig. if it meters well. possibly aa#9 as i'm concerned with set back. but i fear compressed loading after reading the dangers in my manual. i like to follow directions. but i'm very green at loading.
flash and boom don't deture me. as i also shoot a 44 mag and muzzle loaders. quite used to fireballs and noise. most of my shooting has been outside so far, but indoor ranges in winter have there merit. i don't see much as to how clean these powders burn.
i have two manuals both lyman. 49th edition and the pistol & revolver 3rd. both parrot the same loading data. they're pretty genaric with bullet usage. i.e: 125gn hp, 147gn tmj ect. i searched the speer site for data, but found nothing. maybe i over looked a clicking i don't know? i emailed them for a request days ago. no replies yet.
i found a few recipes on the net. not very much for the speer tmj bullets other then being prefered for the .357 sig. and yes i have learned the dangers and to not use other's recipes that arn't published data.
i'm not looking to load "mag" or "hot"rounds just a nice practice round with good preformance. at this point in my learning curve i'd like to stay with a quality jacketed bullet. with more experence, plated and lead will work their way into a recipe. but they have there own constrants. solving one problem at a time is my prerogative.
what i'm looking for is other's experence with these speer 125gn tmj bullets, or recommendations for like others with good neck retention.
powders and amounts used and preformance. primers used and prefered and other recipes goodies. again this is only for refrence purposses to research future recipes.
i'll be loading for my M&P357c
thanks for sharing.