Bullet Weight: 147 Grain
Bullet Type: Hollow Point
Ammo Casing: Brass or Nickel
Ammo Caliber: 357 SIG
Primer Type: Boxer
Velocity: 950 fps "
Any experience with these, or know of others?
Edit: Thanks Chowser, I see it now.
No experience but he has a classified ad here.
Not minority enough!
There's absolutely no info about the company on their website. I wouldn't trust their ammo just as I wouldn't trust 99.99% of the other start up ammo companies out there. They're a dime a dozen.
I'm not real sure I see the appeal. Since a .357 SIG is essentially a super fast 9mm, if you slow it down to subsonic what advantage does it offer over 9mm?
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But a threaded 357 Sig barrel is less expensive than a whole new 9MM handgun.
What about a threaded .40 S&W barrel as an alternative? Plenty of subsonic available in that cartridge.
Much better idea IMO.
180 and 200 are subsonic all day long and widely available for cheap.
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First, I dont see the point of a subsonic 357 sig.
Second, I never trust ammo reloaded by other people. Ive seen and heard of too many guns blowing up because of poor QC with these little companies that pop up.
I had one customer that blew up his gun with 9mm reloads. He tried to go back on the company to make them pay for it, but he found they were no longer in business. Go figure.
I would be very cautious about using 147gr in the .357sig. Most likely, it is simply a 9mm 147gr bullet that has been stuffed in a .357sig casing. The problem with that is that 9mm bullets are designed with a much longer ogive for COAL purposes, and there could be some weak seating and crimping problems if you try to use it in the .357sig. .357sig has such a weak bullet crimp to begin with....
Federal used to make a 150gr JHP for the .357sig in the 1990s, but as the popularity of the .357sig has decreased they ceased production.
If you want top of the line JHP loads in subsonic velocities, you are MUCH better off just using 9mm, .40S&W, or .45acp. Those calibers receive priority technological development in that category, and you will get a wider variety of loadings to fit your needs. Unfortunately, the major manufacturers pretty much limit their .357sig product line to 125gr bullets.
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