This is a discussion on Do you Reload 357Sig??? within the Reloading forums, part of the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics category; Thanks a bunch. More good intel! I was planning on using the AA#9 since I have it on hand. Also just picked up a deal ...
Thanks a bunch. More good intel!
I was planning on using the AA#9 since I have it on hand. Also just picked up a deal on a bottle of Unique, so got that base covered as well.
Been doing more searching on the projectile and did find that the 124gr Rainier is rated up to 1500fps. Just throwin' that out there.
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The 9mm is tapered case, not a straight case.there are alot to learn with this round versus a 9mm straight case.
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I load a lot of sig & as with any rd case prep is the start & will you be using brass on nickel. I like using Power Pistol & Bullseye with WW & CCI primers. As far as heads I've loaded 90gr & 115gr XTP but favor 125gr GDHP. I don't like plated heads because they will cut when seated if you are not carefull they are very thin & it's worse on nickel. Another thing to look out for is when seating you can bump the shoulder & flar it & it want chamber.
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good read...i typically dont buy anything that isnt 45acp or 9mm for semi autos because I have a stockpile of ammo and supplies to load much more for those calibers. Same for 357mag and 44 mag revolvers, and 300 win mag, 30-06 and 22-250 rifles. However, the 357 sig round intrigues me for some reason, and cdnn has m&p 357 sigs for $399, so i've really been considering picking one up.
Does the 357sig have brass life comparable to other pistol cartridges? I'm assuming it does, but would of course value the opinions of folks that have worked with the cartridge.
Thanks for the input
Rainier 124 Grain FP; Unique 6.8 Grains; OAL 1.135 Inches; small pistol primer. Working for me and getting a lot of reloads with cases. I use a 40 S&W carbide resizer for first stroke and then you do not have to lube the cases. Semper Fi!
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Montana Gold sells a .357SIG jacketed bullet in bulk. They are specifically designed for this caliber and they work perfectly. They are the only bullet I use to reload. Check out Montana Gold's web site for pricing.