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Old 11-16-2012, 21:10   #1
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Fiocchi .357sig 124-grain XTP

While inspecting my pistols tonight I saw in the safe a 50-round box of Fiocchi 124-grain XTP ammo in .357sig. Then I recalled a recent GT thread where the XTP round was mentioned.

So I pulled out my box of .357sig Hornady 124-grain XTP and the box of .357sig Fiocchi 124-grain XTP and conducted a close inspection. The Fiocchi is the straight-walled deep cavity bullet with no cannelure and the Hornady bullet is the love handle design with shallow cavity and cannelure.

I only shot enough of the Fiocchi .357sig XTP to check function and I'm not making any judgments on its effectiveness, but I'm one who thinks a correct bullet design for every caliber is the better route for self-defense ammo. Just wanted to let every .357sig owner know about this in case they might be looking at the Fiocchi round. My thanks to those in the previous thread who pointed out the different bullet designs in Hornady's 9mm/.357sig rounds.
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Old 11-16-2012, 21:45   #2
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Well, I hope it is loaded hotter than their (Fiocchi) .357 SIG ball ammo, which is pretty cream puffy as far as the cal. goes.
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Well, I hope it is loaded hotter than their (Fiocchi) .357 SIG ball ammo, which is pretty cream puffy as far as the cal. goes.
One would hope so, for a HP.
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Old 11-16-2012, 22:53   #4
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Well, I hope it is loaded hotter than their (Fiocchi) .357 SIG ball ammo, which is pretty cream puffy as far as the cal. goes.
That's the catch with Fiocchi from my experience.

I haven't noticed any difference in Fiocchi's .357sig range ammo from other .357sig range ammos I've shot, but I don't own a chrony so my opinion is subjective.

On the other hand, while the 124-grain Fiocchi Extrema XTP in 9mm is about the weakest milquetoast 9mm "premium" round I've ever shot the 115-grain Extrema XTP is the most accurate of all the ammos I've shot in my micro CCW 9mm. It seems to be the hottest standard pressure round I've found. I checked the boxes and whereas the 124-grain Extrema XTP is made at the Springfield MO plant the 115-grain Extrema XTP comes in a different box with the CIP logo on it.

I asked tnoutdoors to test the Extrema 115-grain XTP for confirmation but I'm sure he's got a lot of requests for specific rounds.
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Old 11-17-2012, 00:57   #5
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Yesterday, I shot some Fiocchi .357 SIG ball ammo and it was noticeably softer shooting than S&B ball in the same cal. However, to be fair the S&B load is for whatever strange reason 140 gr.


FWIW, the Fiocchi Blue box 9mm 115 gr. ball averages 1215 fps in my G19. IMO, it's the best 115 gr. 9mm ball range load you can buy today.
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FWIW, the Fiocchi Blue box 9mm 115 gr. ball averages 1215 fps in my G19. IMO, it's the best 115 gr. 9mm ball range load you can buy today.
How much does this ammo usually cost?
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:19   #7
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How much does this ammo usually cost?

I paid something like $11.00 per 50 early in 2012 in bulk, however after the election all bets are off on ammo.
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Yesterday, I shot some Fiocchi .357 SIG ball ammo and it was noticeably softer shooting than S&B ball in the same cal. However, to be fair the S&B load is for whatever strange reason 140 gr.


FWIW, the Fiocchi Blue box 9mm 115 gr. ball averages 1215 fps in my G19. IMO, it's the best 115 gr. 9mm ball range load you can buy today.
Good for you - a G19 shooter!
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