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New G32 Gen4 what .357 ammo do you use?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Texas-Glock, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Adamz04

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    I have a gen4 g32 and a gen3 g33(edc). I have gold dots and federal hst in house. I only carry the hst because it feeds better in my guns. I'm a huge fan of the hst in all calibers. I tried some +p+ underwood in my g26 and they did not run at all. The cases would bulge up and not extract. After that I decided to abandon ship on boutique ammo.
    10rds of 357sig federal hst ~1300fps out of my g33 is pretty close to carry perfection IMO.
     
  2. T-Rod45

    T-Rod45 Loves The Glock

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    I just wouldn't feel to comfortable carrying hand loads... From a legal standpoint. But that's just me. I could be paranoid, who knows. :whistling:

    I don't think I'm going to get to the range to test out the Underwood today... If not then I'll try tomorrow and post my experience...
     

  3. unit1069

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    Yes, and I'm now regretting I passed up a 3rd gen NIB G-33 OD a couple of years ago because I have never liked curling my pinkie under the grip. But after considering the perfect history I've had with my 3rd gen G-32 and knowing a +0 extension is an option for baby Glocks I am sorry I let it go.
     
  4. 24601

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    Winchester ranger t...


    posted from my phone while doing 90 down the highway...
     
  5. cookand

    cookand War Eagle!!

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    Its very difficult to find ammo loaded to the original specs of the 357 Sig and 10mm. Underwood is one of those, and its affordable.
     
  6. unit1069

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    That may be true, but there are still too many GT members' anecdotal testimonies regarding reliability problems with boutique ammo, including Underwood. I don't recall reading of similar difficulties of the same frequency with Speer, Federal, Remington or Hornady.
     
  7. James Dean

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    I use Speer Gold Dots in everything. 9mm, .40, 357 Sig. .45ACP. Speer is very good stufff.
     
  8. T-Rod45

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    Here's a post from another thread, documenting the first experience with .357sig in my G23...


     
  9. rustytxrx

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    Last weekend I used the Winchhester PDX1 357 Sig 125gr HP in a hunting situation. The bullet preformed perfectly. I have not ran the PDX1 thru the chrono yet but the box states muzzle velocity of 1350 fps (using FBI test protcol. I don't know what that is).

    I shot the round out of a 4.25" barrel. I don't have any other experience with the 357 Sig. I will be using it in the future some.
     
  10. dkf

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    [ame]http://youtu.be/w9tMqnNXaDY[/ame]

    The Ranger Bonded is supposed to be the same round just in 50rd boxes.
     
  11. T-Rod45

    T-Rod45 Loves The Glock

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    Last weekend tested 50 rounds of Underwood 125gr Gold Dot out of my G32 barreled Gen4 G23. I had 4 light strikes that fired after a second strike. I think this is definitely unacceptable to carry, but I have another 100 rounds to test, hoping it was possibly just a bad batch. The next day I picked up 2 boxes of PDX-1 to try out. I carry PDX-1 exclusively in all of my defensive loads (9mm/.40/.45) so we will see how this pans out...
     
  12. dkf

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    I would say 4 failures out of 50rds is very very bad.

    The QC issues I have seen posted and experienced myself with Winchester over the past couple years have turned me away from Winchester. The failures experienced with members here with Underwood keeps me away also.

    The Federal HST and Golden Sabre Bonded are two good .357sig rounds which I use. The Gold Dots are good and I tried them, I just did not care for the rougher feeding vs the HST and GSB.
     
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  13. T-Rod45

    T-Rod45 Loves The Glock

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    Yeah, almost 10% failure is completely unacceptable. I'd say even 1% or half of 1% failure is no good...
     
  14. Tiro Fijo

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    If I were to venture a guess (and I will) I would say that Underwood, as is every other maker, is being slammed right now by tremendous demand and when that happens something has to give. This is where the error rate increases and when one is not using industrial grade eqpmt., such as the Big Boys have, well.....


    Just my 2 cents. :whistling:
     
  15. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    Ammo is so hard to find nowadays, I wouldn't be too choosy with .357 SIG.
     
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  16. T-Rod45

    T-Rod45 Loves The Glock

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    At Cabela's, it was the last handgun caliber left on the shelf, along with 10mm.....


    Glad I didn't consolidate to one caliber like so many others. A few people I know went to 9mm/.223 exclusively are kicking themselves right about now... especially those who didn't stock up on ammo. :wow:
     
  17. TWS G26

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    Unfortunately, I'm also hearing first-hand reports of the Underwood .357 Gold Dot experiencing light primer strikes. I have not had that problem in practice sessions.

    In response to the OP, I'm carrying the Speer Gold Dot in my G32 Gen3, #23918. I am actively seeking the LE product at 25 fps faster, and with the 6 petal design.
     
  18. Dogbite

    Dogbite DNT TREAD ON ME

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    When I had my g32's I carried Gold Dot and Federal. Killed a deer with the Federal stuff--big 8 point. It put him down solidly with one shot.
     
  19. spcwes

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    If you are plinking not sure what to tell you currently. I used WWB ammo as often as I could find it. For defensive ammo CCI/Speer probably takes it for mass produced factory ammo. They offer a load that makes good on the claim of 1375fps out of a 4" gun and if you look you can find it in 50rd boxes.

    If I went semi-custom I would use Underwood. I have seen I think 5 or so tests on youtube in controlled testing that shows the claimed velocity is as good or better in most cases and they use Gold Dot bullets which are fantastic rounds.
     
  20. dkf

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    Anyone measured the COAL of the Underwood Gold Dot loads?

    Speer loads both the 53918 and 54234 to 1.125" COAL.