I see why 357 sig cost more than 40

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by versatile, May 5, 2013.

  1. versatile

    versatile New Member

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    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.
     
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  2. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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

    What's your setup?
     

  3. versatile

    versatile New Member

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    p226 40/357 frame. same 15 round mec-gar magazines.
     
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  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    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
     
  5. versatile

    versatile New Member

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    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.
     
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  6. msup752

    msup752 New Member

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    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.
     
  7. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    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.
     
  8. DrumJunkie

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    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.