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Thanks to the hacker, I couldnt find a post on this, even though a billion of them have been asked before

What good factory plinking ammo do you use for the .357 sig that is cheap? And where do you order/get it?

What defense ammo JHP is good, lower priced, good velocity, expansion etc. I know my .40 cal and 9mm pretty well, dunno what you .357 guys like.

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Best bet for cheap plinking ammo is georgia arms. I have not shot it however, as I reload and thats about the cheapest route for the .357 SIG.

Defense ammo:

Ranger T ammo from jerry kirkpatrick. I havent had the chance to recover any of the bullets, stupid frozen water jug isnt enough to stop them...nor was the plywood backstop. Oh well.

Double Tap's .357 Gold dot ammo also looks very promising. Again, I have not shot this particular ammo. But its numbers look great, and the speer gold dot bullet has a good rep.

Both those will run you 21.00 a box + shipping. Cheap..no not exactly. But it beats the hell out of Corbons 14-15 + dollars for a box of 20 (then tack on shipping). I have shot the corbon as well....nothing exciting to write home about. Yea it was noisy, went bang, etc....but not worth that price tag. I keep saying plus tack on shipping for a reason....no one in town stocks .357 SIG ammo so im SOL. :D
 

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Invest in a .40 cal bbl for your beast just for plinking and practice.

You use the same weapon, handling characteristics are similar and it'll save you a bundle in ammo costs.
 

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I like the Speer Lawman 125gr. TMJ for the range, and the WWB works well too. I stopped shooting Sellier and Bellot after I got 4 FTF's from one box, due to bad primers, and I wont put reloads through it at all.

For defensive ammo I like the Speer Gold Dots, CorBon Powerball, and CorBon JHP's.
 

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old_ironsights said:
Invest in a .40 cal bbl for your beast just for plinking and practice.

You use the same weapon, handling characteristics are similar and it'll save you a bundle in ammo costs.
Looks like he already has a 40 cal according to his sig. Personally Im not a fan of the .40 S&W. If you're gonna shoot the .40 might as well step up and go full bore with the 10mm - the real .40 cal as far as Im concerned. Of course...we have no XD's in 10mm. :evil:

During ammolabs testing of the .357 SIG the brackets/plates they used to hold the ballastics gelatin had to be reinforced as it was cracking/breaking the setup. This has only happened with one other cartridge in their testing. The 10mm. Sadly most of the information on ammolab has disappeared and the new website doesnt have anything on it currently.

If you already have reloading equipment its rather easy to reload for the .357 SIG. Midway usually has once fired brass, use some 124grn 9mm flat point (has to be flat point to work) bullets, 13-14grns of AA #9 - impossible to double charge, and a small pistol primer. I use a CCI small magnum primer but a standard one will work. Put a decent crimp on it and you're ready to go. With the 14 grns of powder it will be a slightly compressed load and will help combat bullet setback.
 

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Ctkelly said:
old_ironsights said:
Invest in a .40 cal bbl for your beast just for plinking and practice.

You use the same weapon, handling characteristics are similar and it'll save you a bundle in ammo costs.
Looks like he already has a 40 cal according to his sig. Personally Im not a fan of the .40 S&W. If you're gonna shoot the .40 might as well step up and go full bore with the 10mm - the real .40 cal as far as Im concerned. Of course...we have no XD's in 10mm. :evil:

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This would be for a different gun
 

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I use the cheap reloads from Cabela's and have found them to be very reliable and a good measure for the handling of most defensive loads. Speer Gold Dots run very well through mine so that is what I carry. Mine did not like S&B primers at all. I recently ran 300 WWB hollowpoints through mine and my only complaint was they felt a little soft, mind you no FTF-F-E to be noted, they just didn't feel as stiff as the SGD.
 

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go to www.ammoman.com
He has some federal 125gr ammo that is good and cheap..I purchased the federal premium 150gr and WOW! Talk about fun at the range..
 

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Ctkelly said:
Best bet for cheap plinking ammo is georgia arms.
+1

I don't have a .357sig, but I do get most of my .45 ACP and 5.56mm ammo from them. They're a really good company with a good reputation.
 

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I just bought my XD in .357 Sig and bought the Speer TMJ in a bulk box of 250 for $50 at my local gun store which is a great deal. I'll be ordering some Double Tap soon also. The XD and the Speers together were accurate and I had no problems. Long live .357 Sig!
 
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