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147gr .357sig ammo

Discussion in 'TOP GUNS *357 Sig* Club' started by Fishin6061, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. Fishin6061


    Dec 12, 2009
    I saw that doubletap has a bonded JHP in the 147gr. Is any one familiar with this load and what are the possible pros and cons of this load in relationship with the tried and true 125gr offering that we are more familiar with?<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
  2. G33

    G33 Frisky! Millennium Member CLM

    May 29, 1999
    With G29
    All other factors equal, heavier bullets penetrate deeper.
    !47 gr XTPs by Hornady are excellent.

  3. i don't have any first hand experience with this yet but my thoughts are similar to the 9mm 124gr vs. 147gr argument. a lot of .357 guys will probably argue that 147 defeats the purpose of the .357 round because it travels slower than the 125gr. people said the same thing when the 147gr 9mm loads first came out... its too slow and heavy, won't expand, worthless, yada yada yada.

    now everyone knows how tried and true the 147gr 9mm loads are. imagine taking a bullet like that that travels around 950fps or so, and adding another 200-300 fps in .357 caliber. it may not travel as fast as the 125gr rounds, but it probably has similar if not better ballistic characteristics.

    like i said, just my thoughts without having personally fired any or seen any actual testing reports on the subject.
  4. Similiar thoughts on this. My backup mag for my G33 is filled with DoubleTap 147gr bonded JHP's My loaded mag is filled with 125 gr DoubleTap bonded JHP's or CorBon 115gr JHP's depending on weather and season (more layers of clothes) I still think faster and heavier is better if you have to punch through a barrier to eliminate a threat.
  5. AKsRule


    May 24, 2006
    If I want more than a 125gr I just use one of my .40sw guns :wavey:
  6. fredj338


    Dec 22, 2004
    Yeah, I'm kind of in the same camo. I tried some 147grXTP @ 1250fps in wetpack & was really unimpressed. They do penetrate deep but so do many other 124gr-125gr designs @ almost 1400fps in longer bbls. A midrange JHP like the 135grGD would be an interesting alternative @ 1300fps+.
  7. threefeathers

    threefeathers Scouts Out

    Oct 23, 2008
    There is probably a purpose, but the 357Sig was designed to equal the 125 grain Mag load and it comes darn near. That will continue to be my carry load.
  8. I found 147 XTP's to be exceptionally accurate. If they were cheaper they would be my "standard" load.
  9. Fishin6061


    Dec 12, 2009
    Thanks for the food for thought guys

  10. Hey G33 I already asked this on another thread, but prob won't get a response so I'll re ask you and see if ya got a answer for me. Do you know of a dependable 147 gr round (hand loads would do) in 357 Sig that would give good repeatable and consistant sub-sonic speeds so I could put a can on a Sig barrel without going the 40/9 conversion route with any of my Glocks in 357 Sig? I've had a real bad experience with a 40/9mm conver. barrel. With the slight differences in deminsions I don't ever want to repeat or risk trying again.

    By the way did you do tha digital mod on the cat pic?
  11. G33

    G33 Frisky! Millennium Member CLM

    May 29, 1999
    With G29
    I use Hornady 147gr XTPs.
    Load it down using Lee Book.

    Blast made ava for me.
    No clue.