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I use the Xtreme 147gr HP and I don't think it can be beat.
 
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For carry I use SPeer 124gr Gold Dot JHPs made specifically for the 357SIG.

For target use just about any quality brand if fine... I prefer Speer nickle brass but the plain works fine too.

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I'm using 9mm 124 Gr. RMR Hardcore Match Flat Nose Plated. $81.00/1000 including frt.
Accurate No.9 at 12g - Fills case nice.
Using Lee 357 Sig 4 die set and deprime using Lee 40 die first. Lub and finish the round - Never any issues with setback or failures of any kind - Have not chrono'd any yet. Shoot in a P226


Sig Sauer P226R 357 Sig/40 S&W
, P220 - W.German 45 and a few others.
 
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I'm using 9mm 124 Gr. RMR Hardcore Match Flat Nose Plated. $81.00/1000 including frt.
Accurate No.9 at 12g - Fills case nice.
Using Lee 357 Sig 4 die set and deprime using Lee 40 die first. Lub and finish the round - Never any issues with setback or failures of any kind - Have not chrono'd any yet. Shoot in a P226

I think you will find 12gr a pretty pedestrian load, about 1200fps? For plated though, you want to stay under 1300fps anyway. If all you want is 1200fps, any of the medium burners get you there cheaper & probably cleaner.


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What are others using for 357 Sig bullets - It is always daunting to begin the guessing game - Nice to see some of the comments.


Sig Sauer P226R 357 Sig/40 S&W
, P220 - W.German 45 and a few others.
 
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I use Montana Gold bullets 125 grain hollow point with AA7 powder. It works well for me. There are plenty of other bullets and powders a person can use to load this round.


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I shoot a lot of 357 sig. MGs 125gn FP work real well. If you want to spend less, then the extreme 124gn fp plated and the rmr hardcore match flat point plated work and cost about the same. I buy both whenever they run a sale. Rmr just started selling their own 124gr FP FMJ that I picked up on sale. Very happy with them and can push harder if I want. I've never tried cast but I'm sure I will give them a try one day. I use either AA9 or AA7 now but want to experiment with some other powders. My usual practice load is 12.1gn aa9 with the extreme or rmr plated. Very accurate and as soft a shooter as I want my 357sig to be. I think my aa7 load is usually 10.6 gn with the same bullets. Obviously you can push these loads up to much higher velocities.
 
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Just looked up some data for the fun of it.
Last time I chronoed some loads :

Speer lawman 125gn 357 sigs ran an avg of 1400fps out of my sig 320 FS
My AA7 loads of 10.6gn and MG 125gn fp averaged 1370fps out of same gun
My AA9 loads of 12.3gn and extreme 124gn plated averaged 1260fps out of same

And of course these are my own findings and ymmv. Data shown only for informational purposes
and not suggesting you duplicate.
 
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