You need to use a truncatesd cone style bullets in the 357sg, most 9mm bullets will not work. Unique works in the 357sig, but you have to push it very hard to get close to factory vel. I load light 1200fps+ plinkers w/ 7gr. I prefer Longshot, BlueDot, PowerPistol, AA#7 & AA#9 all work for factory equiv loads. My current fav is LS w/ AA#7 close behind.
Brass life is very dependent of the pressure levels loaded. I have 45acp brass that has been loaded maybe 15X-20X, can't even tell what brand anymore, the head stamps are battered so much. The same can be done w/ 9mm if you stay off +P loads. At factory equvi loads, 10x would be a good safe count IMO.
"Given adequate penetration, a larger diameter bullet will have an edge in wounding effectiveness. It will damage a blood vessel the smaller projectile barely misses. The larger permanent cavity may lead to faster blood loss. Although such an edge clearly exists, its significance cannot be quantified".
Last edited by fredj338; 08-31-2010 at 02:12..