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Old 05-08-2012, 01:13   #40
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Originally Posted by NEOH212 View Post
I've never had the chance to chrono the Double Tap .357 Sig. However, I've tested a bit of their ammo in other calibers. All but one came up short of the advertised velocity.

There is better for the money. I will say, if it actually did get those velocity numbers, then .357 Sig would actually equal the .357 Magnum.

At least until the gun battered itself to death!

Few 357mag loadcs today "equal 357mag" performance in even 6" guns. A 125gr JHO @ 1400fps+ is pretty much what you get in most 4" revolvers. I think most 4" 357sigs are right about there as well w/ most ammo brands, based on my own chrongraph results.
FWIW, I don't feel the 357sig recoils that much, but blast is pretty fierce. Higher vel 40s in the same platform recoil more to me but it is subjective.
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