CDW4ME

March 9, 2014, 09:51 PM

Chrono data from my pistols, average for 5 shots:

Glock 32:

Winchester Ranger T 125 gr. @ 1,334 fps / 494# KE / PF 167

Speer Gold Dot 125 gr. @ 1,344 fps / 501# KE / PF 168

Federal HST 125 gr. @ 1,358 fps / 512# KE / PF 170

Glock 23:

Federal Hydra-Shok 180 gr. @ 969 fps / 375# KE / PF 174

Remington Golden Saber 165 gr. @ 1,048 fps / 402# KE / PF 173

Winchester Ranger T 165 @ 1,146 fps / 481# KE / PF 189

Glock 33:

Winchester Ranger T 125 gr. @ 1,280 fps / 455# KE / PF 160

Speer Gold Dot 125 gr. @ 1,284 fps / 458# KE / PF 161

Federal HST 125 gr. @ 1,315 fps / 480# KE / PF 164

Glock 27:

Federal Hydra-Shok 180 gr. @ 940 fps / 353# KE / PF 169

Remington Golden Saber 165 gr. @ 1,028 fps / 387# KE / PF 170

Winchester Ranger T 165 @ 1,113 fps / 454# KE / PF 184

The 40 S&W Ranger T 165 displayed in the most deviation over the chrono; I shot three or four groups of 5 over the chrono before I was satisfied with the result.

PF = power factor which is a calculation that can be used to compare recoil in similar pistols.

In 40 S&W notice the PF difference between the 180 Hydra-Shok and the 165 Ranger T, that difference is felt when shooting.

I prefer the recoil impulse of the 357 Sig loads or the 180 Hydra-Shok 40 S&W.

Overall, I'm leaning toward 357 Sig. which is surprising because I've always been of the "bigger is better" philosophy.

This thread is about 357 Sig vs 40 S&W. ;)

Posting about how you prefer 9mm, 10mm, or 45 is an off topic reply; I have those calibers too, this thread is 357 Sig or 40 S&W.

Glock 32:

Winchester Ranger T 125 gr. @ 1,334 fps / 494# KE / PF 167

Speer Gold Dot 125 gr. @ 1,344 fps / 501# KE / PF 168

Federal HST 125 gr. @ 1,358 fps / 512# KE / PF 170

Glock 23:

Federal Hydra-Shok 180 gr. @ 969 fps / 375# KE / PF 174

Remington Golden Saber 165 gr. @ 1,048 fps / 402# KE / PF 173

Winchester Ranger T 165 @ 1,146 fps / 481# KE / PF 189

Glock 33:

Winchester Ranger T 125 gr. @ 1,280 fps / 455# KE / PF 160

Speer Gold Dot 125 gr. @ 1,284 fps / 458# KE / PF 161

Federal HST 125 gr. @ 1,315 fps / 480# KE / PF 164

Glock 27:

Federal Hydra-Shok 180 gr. @ 940 fps / 353# KE / PF 169

Remington Golden Saber 165 gr. @ 1,028 fps / 387# KE / PF 170

Winchester Ranger T 165 @ 1,113 fps / 454# KE / PF 184

The 40 S&W Ranger T 165 displayed in the most deviation over the chrono; I shot three or four groups of 5 over the chrono before I was satisfied with the result.

PF = power factor which is a calculation that can be used to compare recoil in similar pistols.

In 40 S&W notice the PF difference between the 180 Hydra-Shok and the 165 Ranger T, that difference is felt when shooting.

I prefer the recoil impulse of the 357 Sig loads or the 180 Hydra-Shok 40 S&W.

Overall, I'm leaning toward 357 Sig. which is surprising because I've always been of the "bigger is better" philosophy.

This thread is about 357 Sig vs 40 S&W. ;)

Posting about how you prefer 9mm, 10mm, or 45 is an off topic reply; I have those calibers too, this thread is 357 Sig or 40 S&W.