Underwood 147grn (XTP) 357Sig

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  1. 1canvas

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    I was looking at this load for a light woods carry load for myG32 while bow hunting. Why I say light is because I normally carry a G20 loaded with Underwood’s 200grn XTP.
    Anybody familiar with this Sig Load?
     
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    Depends on tne woods, Ohio, should be fine. The G20 is already pretty light wt compared to a magnum revo. I have not run uw ammo. But my own handloads at 1250fps + were unimpressive.
     

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    I seen the Hornady load at 1100+ doing 16” of gel penetration at 50cal expansion. I figured the Underwood @ 1250 would be better.
    The only possible 4 legged threat would be an angry dog pack, hog, or possibly a black bear, but my biggest threat would probably be on two legs.
     
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    The Underwood 147gr XTP and the bonded UA 125gr GD would both take care of woods business in find fashion.
     
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    I have some, haven't tried it yet. I have tried their 125 gold dots and it performs extremely well and is my carry load. I was out and about in the deep dark woods yesterday, my P229 357 loaded with UW, I felt perfectly safe. As ibe said before, the most dangerous thing that walks the woods in most places walks on 2 legs. You're far more likely to fall and get injured than to attacked by an animal.
     
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    Saying that you were carrying a G32 loaded with UA 125gr GDs is like saying you were carrying a 14 shot 357 Magnum! So you have a good reason to feel comfortable in or out of the woods.
     
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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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    Then there are the snakes, spiders, ticks and scorpions!
     
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    And my UW loaded 32 or 229 would work equally well on dogs if I had to.
     
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    One of those shotshell revolvers would be better for those things, especially for the ticks. They are hard to hit :)
     
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