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Old 02-21-2012, 19:14   #1
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357sig

just bought a m&p 357sig. I have never fired a 357sig before. I went to wal mart and priced ammo. Now I was wondering what I was thinking. I know I can get 40 cal barrel for it.
I can reload for it. Just wondering if it is worth keeping. I have 45 acp, 45 gap, 40 s&w, 9mm handguns.
now a 357 sig.
Is 357 sig brass expensive?
thanks for your inpput.
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Old 02-21-2012, 19:35   #2
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Buy ammo online in bulk. Or reload.

Brass is not expensive.
Bullets are not expensive.
Powder is not expensive.
Primers are not expensive.

I love my 357 sig. Pure awesomeness.
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Old 02-21-2012, 19:39   #3
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Is the recoil like the 40?
Is it to fast to shoot lead bullets?
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Old 02-21-2012, 20:01   #4
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I'd say recoil is faster and softer. It really snaps back on target QUICK. At least for me.

Lead is fine. Just as long as it's sized right, and not too soft. Under or oversized lead bullets will lead to leading. And lead that is too soft will also lead to leading. Combine the two and you just lead that much faster.

But don't worry, there is a happy median.

Honestly, I don't have experience shooting lead in 357 sig. Because I shoot a G32, and only shoot jacketed or plated bullets. I just don't want to deal with lead.
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Old 02-21-2012, 20:07   #5
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I love the 357 Sig round. I buy bulk from Georgia Arms and want to say 1000 rounds "canned heat" for around 350.00. I also picked up some snappy HP from Underwood Ammo. They are MUCH better priced that wally world and shipping was fast.

Shot 150 rounds today as a matter of fact. A G33 is a pocket rocket!!!
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Old 02-21-2012, 21:17   #6
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Look for brass on gunrbroker. I've bought 2000 pcs for $120 before.
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Old 02-21-2012, 22:08   #7
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Just ran up a couple hundred 357 Sig rounds for my model 22 with a new LW 357 Sig barrel and fell in love with the thing.
Snappy, and flat shooting.
Always carried a .45 auto, changing to 357 Sig, 15 rounds vs 7
I ran my load at:
124 grain JHP, winchester, xx grains of Bluedot, CCI sm primer and once fired Speer cases and they came out near 1450fps on my chrono.
Took the powder charge from the Bluedot factory manuel, max minus .2 and it worked perfectly

http://store.brassmanbrass.com/servl...red/Categories

Brassman has 357 sig in stock for 46.00 per 1000 including shipping

Winchester 9mm 124 grain JHP work in 357 Sig got those from Midway for 116.00 per thousand
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:55   #8
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The .357sig brass is somewhat along the same price point as .40sw brass just not quite a common. You can pick up either once fired or new brass. For new brass Starline is the best bang for the buck and is tough brass. Midway is selling new Starline .357sig brass for around $165 per 1000 but you may be able to find better pricing elsewhere is Midway can be salty with the prices.

Pick up some .357sig ammo and give it a shot. I enjoy shooting it but some people may not. Georiga Arms sells quality reloaded .357sig ammo at $16 per 50, slightly cheaper if you buy larger quantities.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:55   #9
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GA is good remanuf ammo. You can certainly save a ton reloading th 357sig though. It reloads for little more than 9mm, around $12/100. Plated bullets work fine, but you aren't going over 1300fps w/ good accuracy. Lead bullets can work, but finding the right shape w/ a lube groove that isn't right in the middle of the short neck is a chalenge. I rarely go over 1200fps w/ lead bullets. This one I cast, works fine.
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