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Old 09-03-2012, 08:23 PM   #1
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I purchased dies in .357 Sig some time back. I loaded up about 1200 rds even though I did not have a gun in that caliber. I was planning to get a barrel for my S&W 40C (Sigma), but Smith stopped making them before I got around to it. With the aquisition of my Glock 20 and a Lone Wolf conversion barrel, I got the chance to try some out. My guestimated load worked great.

5 gr Red Dot pushing a 125 gr RNFP hard cast bullet shoots w/in 2" at 25 yards.

Since I am shooting them through a 10 mm based gun, I thought perhaps I can expand my bullet choices. My RNFP mold is only a two cavity, but my 125 gr RN is a six cavity. At triple the output I think I will be using this mold from now on. I believe I will stick to the same load of Red Dot because I do not like to have a bunch of different powders laying around. RD may not be the best, but I cannot complain about the results.

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Old 09-03-2012, 09:04 PM   #2
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I purchased dies in .357 Sig some time back. I loaded up about 1200 rds even though I did not have a gun in that caliber. I was planning to get a barrel for my S&W 40C (Sigma), but Smith stopped making them before I got around to it. With the aquisition of my Glock 20 and a Lone Wolf conversion barrel, I got the chance to try some out. My guestimated load worked great.

5 gr Red Dot pushing a 125 gr RNFP hard cast bullet shoots w/in 2" at 25 yards.

Since I am shooting them through a 10 mm based gun, I thought perhaps I can expand my bullet choices. My RNFP mold is only a two cavity, but my 125 gr RN is a six cavity. At triple the output I think I will be using this mold from now on. I believe I will stick to the same load of Red Dot because I do not like to have a bunch of different powders laying around. RD may not be the best, but I cannot complain about the results.
Now all you have left to do is buy my p239 in classifieds so you have a dedicated .357 xD
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:35 PM   #3
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The .357 sig doesn't seem to be very popular around here, I haven't read hardly any posts referring to that round. Is it the price of ammo or just what is the reason for that? I own a G31 .357 sig and I love the round, but I hate the price. A box of .40's is about 5 to 6 bucks cheaper. So I'm thinking about buying a 40 cal barrel for the Glock.

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The .357 Sig is fairly popular in Texas as the TX DPS (State Police) adopted it some years back. I don't buy ammo for anything but duty carry. I get almost unlimited stores of brass in a variety of calibers including .357 Sig for free!

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I'm thinking of getting into reloading, what would you say the average cost for reloading a box of 50 .357 sigs would be?

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As I cast my own bullets, my cost is about $.08/rd (primer, powder, bullet lube)

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Sweet, thanks for the info...

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Thanks Robo, I dont feel so odd now.. I guess someone has to really love shooting and reloading to be set up for calibers you might own someday LOL

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I load for a number of calibers I do not own. .30 Carbine, 7mm RM, 300 WM, .270 Win, .30-30, .243, .38 Super, .45 Colt to name a few. I get brass in a variety of calibers (all my friends know I reload and pick up anything they see). The calibers that may come in handy after the zombie apocalypse ought to be stocked (at least a couple hundred rounds of each). Battlefield pick ups are still viable when you have ammo to feed them.

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We reload for the 357 Sig,but the only powders we've tried so far, are Bullseye and Unique.We got the Bullseye to shoot the best,but we need to work on the loads some more.I was wanting to try some other powders,just haven't done it yet.We only shoot jacketed bullets because of the velocity and leading so our cost has gone up some because the .355-.356 jacketed bullets have gone up due to popularity of the 9MM.I've got a friend that has a reloading business and all he uses is Red Dot,I might be giving that a try soon,or some Power Pistol. morayman............

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