Thinking about getting a 40 to 357 conversion barrel. Anyone reloading the 357 and is it a PITA to do?
Depends on what press you're using. I load on a Dillon 550. A shorter case (i.e., .380, 9mm, .40, .45) are faster, but no real problems with .357, .38 or even long gun ammo. The Sig .357 will require you to trim your brass.Thinking about getting a 40 to 357 conversion barrel. Anyone reloading the 357 and is it a PITA to do?
The case headspacing on the mouth or small shoulder has always been controversial. Most who load the 357sig, have adopted the shoulder headspacing. Just like a rifle round, the shoulder gives more consistant headspace. So again, I doubt trimming more than once in a case life time (say 10x) would be req'd.
And 9mm+P+ is also hard on guns. It runs at higher pressures than the 357sig & still doesn't reach 357sig vel. For all that want to believe that 9mm+p or +P+ is close enough to 357sig to not matter, then why bother w/ 9mm+P+? Std. 9mmis close enought to that, and so on, and so on. If 9mm users are all over an extra 100fps that +P+ ammo gives, then why isn't another 100fps+ even better?I've shot enough 357 sig to wear out a Glock 32. Its a hot round and is really accurate, reliable and penetrates well. My carry round was golddots. That said, they are very hard on guns and produce signifcant recoil. At the end of the day 127 grain +p+ 9mm gives you almost 357 sig performance. I've moved away from it (back to 45). If money was no object, I may still be carrying it, but its not.