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Old 05-19-2011, 06:20   #151
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NitLion you've got to do some testing for us, even just water jug, and see how the JHP rounds compare
I need to retire so I can devote more time to this!! I have found that, for the most part, the premium loads are reliable and accurate. My guess is that most of them would perform very well with penetration and expansion.. I have targeted a few pumpkins using premium loadings with impressive results!!
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:58   #152
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It's been a while but...some more loads coming!! These four will be from Parabellum Research. They will be 125g loadings in JHP and FMJ in their value line and their premium line. Hopefully, in a couple of weeks, the list will be up to 89.
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Old 09-10-2011, 16:43   #153
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Two more loads coming!!! Both LaserMatch tracer ammo as seen here - a 124gr FMJ STRV (standard range visible tracer) and a 124gr FMJ ERVT (extended range visible tracer). When everything arrives, I will have eclipsed 90 loads!!
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:19   #154
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Two more loads coming!!! Both LaserMatch tracer ammo as seen here - a 124gr FMJ STRV (standard range visible tracer) and a 124gr FMJ ERVT (extended range visible tracer). When everything arrives, I will have eclipsed 90 loads!!
Would be neat to see a video of some night/low light testing of these
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:42   #155
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Would be neat to see a video of some night/low light testing of these
And this from someone with the dreaded devil's post count! (LOL) I'll see what I can do. I will definitely do a twilight shoot!!

AND six more loads coming from Load-X ammunition - a mix of JHPs, FMJs, Frangible..... new manufacture and factory reloads. As usual, I will not add anything to the list until I have the box of ammo in hand. BUT, if everything comes in, the list will be up to 97!!! Years ago, I thought adding the hundredth load would be like finding unobtainium!!! Now I'm getting close!
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:23   #156
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And this from someone with the dreaded devil's post count!...
Thanks for catching that


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Old 09-14-2011, 14:05   #157
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List on page 1 updated to read:

70.) SBR - 124g - FMJ SRVT
71.) SBR - 124r - FMJ ERVT


List now up to 87!! Next shipments from Texas and California!!
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:56   #158
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Has anyone mentioned the Double Tap 80 grain Barnes TAC-XP?
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As for the 125s.

DT does load the 125 grain .357 SIG load with the Sierra bullet.
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No huge deal if you look at the comparable Cor-Bon 125 with the same bullet.

I guess if you want the Gold Dot, you should really be buying the Speer brand
these days, or at least I would.

My thinking is that even though the Gold Dot has proven to be a great performer
in most calibers, and especially in .357 SIG.

There are newer bullets these days that perform even better.

These would be the Hornady FTX and the Barnes TAC-XP or X bullet as loaded
by many companies.

I wonder of the Tac-XP from Black Hills will be offered in .357 SIG soon?
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Old 09-20-2011, 20:46   #159
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I'd like to see WILSON COMBAT ass .357 SIG as well.

http://shopwilsoncombat.com/9mm-P-11.../A9-115-TACXP/
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Old 09-21-2011, 14:42   #160
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List on page 1 updated to read:

56.) Parabellum Research - 125g - FMJ (value line)
57.) Parabellum Research - 125g - JHP (value line)
58.) Parabellum Research - 125g - FMJ (premium line)
59.) Parabellum Research - 125g - JHP (premium line)


List now stands at 91!!
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Old 09-27-2011, 16:20   #161
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I was getting ready to declare that after I get my Load-X ammunition order ( if I get my Load-X ammunition order), that there are only about ten loads left in the 357sig landscape.... Then today I discover that Grizzly Cartridge Company has a couple of new loadings. I have one load on the way - a 90 grain JHP. Here is the other one = Xtreme. Will keep you updated!
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Old 09-28-2011, 15:24   #162
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I went ahead and ordered a box of the Extreme! This is getting to be an expensive habit! Will update list as things arrive!
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Old 10-02-2011, 15:27   #163
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List on page 1 updated to read:

41.) Grizzly Cartridge Company - 90g - JHP

And another surprise (for me anyway) - When I went into Cabelas this weekend I found they had this in stock !!!!! - which I bought and added to the list!!:

43.) Hornady - 115g - FXT


List now at 93!!
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:22   #164
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Another load on the way - Winchester Rangers' Sinterfire offering as seen here.

An update on some other orders:
Got an e-mail from Grizzly Cartridge Company. They are zero balance on the Xtreme ammo and it may be a while before they run another batch. Hmmm....? I heard this before from RTKB ammo who never did bring back their 357sig line.
Haven't heard a peep from Load-X...no communication at all!! Hmmm....? Very similiar to another California firm I ordered from - Custom Cartridge. Never heard back from them and never had my order filled.

Well, the list will reach 94 when the Ranger frangible gets here!!
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Old 10-13-2011, 14:55   #165
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Another load on the way - Winchester Rangers' Sinterfire offering as seen here.
Came today! List on page 1 updated to read:

93.) Winchester Ranger - 100g - SF - frangible

List now at 94!!
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Came today! List on page 1 updated to read:

93.) Winchester Ranger - 100g - SF - frangible

List now at 94!!
Looks like a good zombie load!
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Old 11-20-2011, 22:04   #167
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Great thread!
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Outstanding thread! Is it safe to assume ( I really hate that word ) that the Gold Dot 125gr is one of the best bullets for this caliber? Why did DT stop using that bullet. I have two Dillon loaders and am considering putting them into use again.

I pm's Mas today asking him this question. What's the difference between the factory load. Speer Gold Dot 125 personal defense and 125 LE Duty ammo?


Thank for having this threat and I look forwards to getting some answers. FYI I opted for the Glock 32 over the Sig P239
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:08   #169
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The difference is a slight velocity increase from the 53918 item and the 54234 item, as well as a slight diferent six vs. five petal bullet design in the 53918. The lower velocity 1350 fps 53918 was developed for a government agency which I think is the FAM, and is also marketed in 20 round boxes for the civilian market.

Not sure however how this all makes a difference in the real world, both hit very hard and expand reliably because of the shallow hollow point design. If I were to pick a reliable expanding bullet, it would be one of those two.
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Old 01-21-2012, 16:19   #170
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List on page 1 updated to read:

76.) Remington Disintegrator - 104g plated frangible

I found this at a LGS when I was picking up a new handgun ( not chambered in 357sig ) Didn't even know it was available....
Also I put in an order for this - another company I had never heard of. Apparently they are down the road from Bitterroot Valley Ammunition in Montana.

An update on some other orders:

Got my order re-funded from Grizzly Cartridge Company - I guess they won't be making the Xtreme ammo again in 357sig anytime soon
Haven't heard a peep from Load-X.... I guess that order will never be filled

List now stands at 95 !!!
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:56   #171
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Just ordered another load....this one another loading from Underwood - a factory new load (versus remanufactured) using Gold Dot bullets.
I also have a couple interesting leads on some hard to find loadings.... will update soon!
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Old 01-24-2012, 15:08   #172
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Another load coming... this one a 125gr JHP round from Alabama Ammo. I had heard of this company. They sell a lot at gun shows (probably mostly "down south"??) but not via internet. Found this box on a gun auction site. Will update the list when I have my hands on it!!
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Old 01-25-2012, 17:32   #173
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List on page 1 updated to read:

88.) Underwood Ammunition - 125g - GDJHP

I am still impressed with Underwood! Fast service...packed well. I liked their remanufactured load and look forward to trying this!
clarkstoncz, you will be glad to know, I finally bit the bullet and ordered the Double Tap loads in 80g Barnes TAC-XP and Barnes 115g TAC-XP! Those will get the list to 100(!). Also clarkstoncz - I love that G32!!!

List now at 96!
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Old 01-29-2012, 17:53   #174
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Another load coming! This one I stumbled upon and it was a surprise to me. I never knew Precision Ammunition made this. I also thought that they went out of business. I remembered that Ruag RWS makes copper matrix ammo ( but they seem to be zero balance a lot). I did a little research and found out that RWS actually bought out Precision Ammunition - an article So this is new old stock stuff! - a rare one...

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List on page 1 updated to read:

48.) Hunting Shack Ammunition - 124g - PFP (plated flat point) (RL)

List now at 97!!
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