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Speer Gold Dot vs. Double Tap

Discussion in 'TOP GUNS *357 Sig* Club' started by bruce21b, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. NitLion

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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!
     
  2. NitLion

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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!
     


  3. NitLion

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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!!
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2011
  4. NitLion

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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!!
     
  5. NitLion

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    Came today! List on page 1 updated to read:

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

    List now at 94!!
     
  6. Looks like a good zombie load!
     
  7. S&WM&PAR15T&G34

    S&WM&PAR15T&G34

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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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  8. Glockbuster

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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.
     
  9. NitLion

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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 :crying:
    Haven't heard a peep from Load-X.... I guess that order will never be filled:crying:

    List now stands at 95 !!!
     
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  10. NitLion

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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!
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2012
  11. NitLion

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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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  12. NitLion

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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!
     
  13. NitLion

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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...

    [​IMG]
     
  14. NitLion

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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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  15. Nice. 100 can't be far away!
     
  16. NitLion

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    List on page 1 updated to read:

    23.) Double Tap - 80g - Barnes TAC-XP
    24.) Double Tap - 115g - Barnes TAC-XP


    List now at 99..... drum roll please:supergrin:
     
  17. NitLion

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    List on page 1 updated to read:

    1.) Alabama Ammo Inc. - 125g - JHP

    Since I list these alphabetically, what are the chances that my 100th load would start with ALA causing me to re-number the whole list? That's my luck! and....

    List on page 1 updated to read:

    69.) Precision Ammunition - 100g - copper matrix NTF (non-toxic frangible)

    They (Precision Ammunition) actually list no bullet weight on the box but since they were bought out by RWS, I went with the weight they (RWS) list their copper-matrix at: 100g

    The 100 barrier has been broken! The list now stands at 101!!

    :scale::cheerleader:
     
  18. cookand

    cookand War Eagle!!

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    Hey Nit,

    Any chance you're a mod at Rivals?
     
  19. NitLion

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    Nope... I had to startpage Rival just to find out what it is:outtahere: