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versatile 05-05-2013 05:15 PM

I see why 357 sig cost more than 40
 
I used my conversion barrel for the first time and now I realize why 357 sig cost more than forty. It is much more accurate, the follow-up shots are faster, and the bullets feed easier into the chamber. I don't know if I even want to shoot 40 anymore but I probably will because it's cheaper. With 357 sig you can see true precision. The target at 25 yards seemed closer after the conversion. The recoil seemed much more manageable. I think I'll try my underwood 40 ammo and compare them next time.

CHLChris 05-05-2013 05:55 PM

Are you using a Glock 22/23 with a 357Sig barrel? Do you use the same magazines?

What's your setup?

versatile 05-05-2013 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CHLChris (Post 1237735)
Are you using a Glock 22/23 with a 357Sig barrel? Do you use the same magazines?

What's your setup?

p226 40/357 frame. same 15 round mec-gar magazines.

robocop10mm 05-05-2013 08:41 PM

It is more expensive partially because there is not as much demand. Also, it is more difficult to load.

It does feed much more easily as you are stuffing a 9mm bullet into a .40 caliber chamber.

Conversions are pretty fool proof. Because the Sig round is essentially a necked down .40, the same magazines are used. You can even get conversion barrels for 10mm pistols

versatile 05-05-2013 09:30 PM

i think it's easier to put 357 sig in the magazine. the blunt, blocky tips of the 40 s&w make it easy for bullets to slip on one another. the 357 sig is even easier to drop in the chamber.

msup752 05-05-2013 09:36 PM

Reloading the .357 sig is a breeze. The components, minus the brass, is all the same as 9mm. I used a lot of converted 40 brass.
Accuracy is good, feeding is reliable and it is just as compact as any .40.
I used to own several guns in this caliber.

robocop10mm 05-05-2013 09:40 PM

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Originally Posted by msup752 (Post 1237902)
Reloading the .357 sig is a breeze. The components, minus the brass, is all the same as 9mm. I used a lot of converted 40 brass.
Accuracy is good, feeding is reliable and it is just as compact as any .40.
I used to own several guns in this caliber.

It does not cause much of an obstacle to loading for us "small" volume loaders. Run it through a high speed machine and you will see the difficulty. Rifle loaders are slower than pistol loaders (commercial). The .357 Sig is similar to loading rifle ammo.

DrumJunkie 05-05-2013 09:51 PM

The 357 Sig round is pretty good. I had a 229 that I had another bbl for. The cost, availability and the fact they where harder to reload was my only reason for not using it more. Being most of my pistol ammo I reload made it just not cost effective.


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