October 16, 2007, 06:11 PM
Can anyone point me in the direction of some resources for reloading my favorite auto pistol round? Im new to relaoding and just ordered the "A B C to reloading" book, should be hear within a few days, but wanted to get a head start on whats involved in reloading these bottle neck rounds as compared to regular straight wall rounds. TTIA!
October 16, 2007, 07:01 PM
The bottleneck cases, which must be clean, require lubrication and straightwalled cases do not. And the short neck of the 357Sig requires a bullet with a cannalure to crimp into.
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October 16, 2007, 07:06 PM
Get a Lee FCD and you don't need a cannalure to crimp into. I have loaded lots of these, and never had any issues with bullet setback. AA#9, or Blue Dot are both good powders with the 357Sig.
One load I used alot was 11gr Blue Dot in Speer cases with 125gr Gold dot. It is a fun round and always shot well in my XD.
I went to the 10mm for more fun.