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Xtreme is having their annual 15% off deal, and I realized I could use some 357sig bullets. I haven't yet started loading this cartridge, still need to shoot up the factory ammo to get brass. But, with bullets being on sale...

Does Xtreme have any bullets suitable for this cartridge? If so, which ones?




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The 124gr FP look fine. Very similar profile of the Berry's I use and the GD factory round. You just need something with a rather abrupt ogive in order to get a good grip. What brass you plan on using?



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I've become a big fan of the Montana Gold bullets for this caliber. Very good quality.

http://montanagoldbullet.com/i...57sig-125gr-fmj.html


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I like MG too, just not the price Smile

For all around shooting, I prefer Zero 125gn FPFMJ
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If you try Xtreme, you'll have to let us know how accuracy is, as I wonder how the plating holds up at that velocity

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That's another thing I'm worried about is the plating with such a high velocity round.

I plan to use Speer brass since I bought a case of Lawman FMJ and have been picking it up.

Given the volume that I shoot of this caliber (less than 1k per year, so far), I may just spring for the MG if that's what you guys have found works well. The only reason I was worried about Xtreme was because if we knew for sure they'd work, I'd order 5k during their sale and be set for a while.

What do you guys like for dies for this caliber? Dillon carbide? Something else?




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Never had an issue with plated, but not running them all out either. Cant recall the speed offhand, but they were practice rounds and running about 80% IIRC.

Speer nickel brass has undersized flasholes so be forewarned.

What you running them out of?? A 320?



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Their lawman FMJ is brass, not nickel.

Yes, my 320.




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I've been using Precision Delta 124gr JHP for the last 4k rounds in my .357SIGS and have liked them well enough. I just ordered 1k of the 124gr FP from Xtreme and will give them a go. One of the reviews mentioned that they use it in .357SIG, so I figured what the hell! If they don't work well enough, I can load them in 9mm.

Oh, and if that doesn't sway you, add code Blue2016 for an extra 10% off... And free shipping if under $1500.


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I use the 125 grain 9 mm round nose etreme in all my .357 sig rounds better feeding no issues with set back. aa no 9 powder. dillon carbide dies no lube.
 
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Their lawman FMJ is brass, not nickel.


The Lawman brass has small flash holes also. Order a few extra decapping rods. No problem on the second reload.



 
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I use the 122g LFPs from Dardas:

http://www.dardascastbullets.c...rdas&Category_Code=9

My favorite load is over 7.5g of Power Pistol. They Chrono at 1315fps.


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I've become a big fan of the Montana Gold bullets for this caliber. Very good quality.

http://montanagoldbullet.com/i...57sig-125gr-fmj.html


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Montana Gold 125 gr. JHP. Remember to check the neck of the powder funnel on a Dillon press. The neck needs to be at least .005" smaller than the diameter of the bullet you are loading.


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I've been using Montana Gold 125 FP, and I'll use the 9mm 124gr HP in a pinch.
I just rolled up some 147gr Hornady XTP and I must say I'm "giddy". They seat really easy and look like they will work just fine at 1200 fps.

I'm a big fan of Accurate #7 powder in this cartridge.


 
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Anything flat point / truncated cone will work. Go below 115gr & you can get a RN to work. I have used 124gr Ranier, Berrys, Sierra, Hornady, Precision coated. I have used 115gr same, as well as Nosler. I also shoot my own 124gr TC cast, but I am now coating those.


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Outside of casting your own, the best bang for the buck is the Black Moly coated bullet from Precision Bullets. I've used their 125gr for a minimum of 1032 fps and a max of 1312 fps. I'm currently using their 147gr for IDPA use at 870 fps. These are a lot less expensive than XTreme and I don't think I'd use a plated bullet for 1300 fps anyway.

Montana Gold has a great CMJ in 125gr. I load their JHP at 1416 fps. I use VV N350 with MG and get single digit standard deviation numbers anywhere between 1335 and 1416 fps with this combination out of a Springfield XD 4" barrel.
 
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Outside of casting your own, the best bang for the buck is the Black Moly coated bullet from Precision Bullets. I've used their 125gr for a minimum of 1032 fps and a max of 1312 fps. I'm currently using their 147gr for IDPA use at 870 fps. These are a lot less expensive than XTreme and I don't think I'd use a plated bullet for 1300 fps anyway

Montana Gold has a great CMJ in 125gr. I load their JHP at 1416 fps. I use VV N350 with MG and get single digit standard deviation numbers anywhere between 1335 and 1416 fps with this combination out of a Springfield XD 4" barrel.


Agree on both counts.precision now has gen 2 coating. Not sure what makes it get 2 but seems tougher and doesn't rub off as readily. Also use the black bullet for 9mm loads.


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What do you guys like for dies for this caliber? Dillon carbide? Something else?


Missed this question the first time around. I started out loading 357sig with Lee dies but never could get consistently reliable rounds with those dies. Switched to the Dillon carbide 357sig dies and have never had a bad cartridge with the Dillon dies.
 
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Originally posted by flesheatingvirus:
I've become a big fan of the Montana Gold bullets for this caliber. Very good quality.

http://montanagoldbullet.com/i...57sig-125gr-fmj.html
 
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