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Old 03-30-2012, 18:28   #1
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Heavy .357sig

A new 357sig load from Double Tap. Heaviest .357sig load I've ever seen.

http://www.doubletapammo.com/php/cat...roducts_id=563
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Old 03-30-2012, 19:53   #2
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I'm very happy to see another .357sig bullet weight being offered and this hard cast heavyweight looks on paper to be an excellent woods carry round. I do think I'll wait to see if a similar round at a more reasonable price comes onto the market.
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Old 03-30-2012, 19:56   #3
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Honestly I think I would have prefered to see something around the 150gr weight. The 180gr just seems too large of a bullet for the sig.
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Old 03-30-2012, 22:19   #4
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Honestly I think I would have prefered to see something around the 150gr weight. The 180gr just seems too large of a bullet for the sig.
There are already several 147-grain rounds available, and Sellier & Bellot makes an excellent 140-grain TC round.
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Old 03-30-2012, 23:33   #5
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Exactly. If you want to throw ashtrays why not stick with .45 ACP?
I do

I think .357 Sig is supposed to be lighter bullets moving with a quickness. I think BB's FMJ-FN seems like a better woods option. 1,430 fps, as reported from their P229, and I trust BB's claims a little more than DT's.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:35   #6
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There are already several 147-grain rounds available, and Sellier & Bellot makes an excellent 140-grain TC round.
I agree and I have some however neither have the wide metplat. At least the 180gr bullet has a nice wide metplat however it does raise some concerns with feeding reliability.
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Old 03-30-2012, 20:18   #7
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Why not just use .40 at that point? It's moving slower than a 200 grain .40 S&W with the same bullet style.

I love .357 Sig, but a 150ish grain bullet is what I would want to see. Glad people are showing an interest in it, though! But for now, I'll stick to Buffalo Bore for my defensive loads.
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Old 03-30-2012, 20:22   #8
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The slower 9mm 180gr bullet may penetrate better than the larger diameter heavier .40 bullet. Who knows. I wouldn't mind trying some but I'd rather wait for someone else to try them first.
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Why not just use .40 at that point? It's moving slower than a 200 grain .40 S&W with the same bullet style.

I love .357 Sig, but a 150ish grain bullet is what I would want to see. Glad people are showing an interest in it, though! But for now, I'll stick to Buffalo Bore for my defensive loads.

Exactly. If you want to throw ashtrays why not stick with .45 ACP?

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Old 03-30-2012, 20:45   #10
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Uh, because the gun isn't chambered in .45acp. Changing from .357sig to .40 and vise versa is no big issue in several pistols however for someone who wants to carry .357sig, options are nice.
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Old 03-30-2012, 21:17   #11
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I think it is good to have options. I do not know if you could hunt the things Mike is claiming, but it may be a quieter round for just kicking around.
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Old 03-30-2012, 21:22   #12
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to many negative posts about DT posted velocities, even if one box clocks out ok doesn't mean the next box will. as Inebriated posted, i also think a 150grn would be the ideal weight in a hard cast. for 180grn i'll use a hot .40.
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Old 03-30-2012, 21:27   #13
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The sectional density is very high on a .355ish 180gr. Maximum penetration. I don't see the point of this round outside of woods use. And at that point wouldn't a full power 10mm make more sense?
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Old 03-30-2012, 21:29   #14
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The sectional density is very high on a .355ish 180gr. Maximum penetration. I don't see the point of this round outside of woods use. And at that point wouldn't a full power 10mm make more sense?
Yeah it would, If one owns a 10mm.
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Old 03-30-2012, 21:55   #15
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i think the point is to give 357sig owners another option for a woods round.
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:08   #16
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Wow. I didn't even realize such a heavy bullet could be loaded effectively in 357sig. Don't know quite what to make of it but it's definately unique.
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:22   #17
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That is interesting. I agree with what others have said though. I would rather have the 200 grain .40 load in DTs woods load line since I have the barrel. Another one of the things I love about this gun, it's so versatile!
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Old 03-31-2012, 15:13   #18
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Seems a bit heavy to me for 357Sig, but I'm sure he'll sell it.
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Old 04-02-2012, 16:12   #19
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I will not buy it. 357 Sig was designed to emulate 125 grain 357 magnum and comes darn close (I've clocked Speers 54234 125 grain at 1415 fps out of my G31). 180 grain bullet weight is inventing new things.
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Old 04-02-2012, 17:39   #20
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I will not buy it. 357 Sig was designed to emulate 125 grain 357 magnum...

180 grain bullet weight is inventing new things.

I agree, but hey it's their money and far be it from me to tell them how to spend it. That's Obamas's job.
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