Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Billboard, Jun 12, 2021.
Congrats on trying a new cartridge!
I would be all over a 357sig barrel for an FNS!!
I have several Sig P series pistols in 357sig and I would love to expand!! It is a great round!!
I have an FNS-40, and have considered getting a conversion barrel for it.
357 sig is great. Gonna get one someday.
40 S&W 180 gr. tends to impact higher than 357 Sig 125 gr. - this difference may be helpful for POA/POI discrepancies.
Glock 35 with 357 Sig barrel - has XS Big Dots - POI with 180 gr. 40 S&W a bit high for my liking, 357 Sig hits lower, my POA.
Glock 35 with 357 Sig Barrel
125 Gold Dot @ 1,399 fps / 543# KE
125 HST @ 1,415 fps / 556# KE
125 Ranger T @ 1,428 fps / 566# KE
125 PPU FPJ @ 1,461 fps / 593# KE
Load up some dummy rounds with your variety of bullets. Measure each cartridge and note length on the case. Let the gun's slide load the rounds one by one. Remeasure to see how much the length changed. I'm alarmed if I see more that .005" change in length. Generally I see .002-.003" change.
As for powder, I haven't used any of your list in 357 SIG. But I'd try either Universal or #7.
Im not a big tech guy but i did sign up for the Hornady and Speer Load Data App. They are nice. I was surprised to get a updated Hornady Load Manual. I wish Speer would send a new book. Having the paper load manuals are invaluable. I have a few Hornady, Barnes, Nosler, Speer, and some small generic ones. All good information. Ive been on the Hogden site many times. Ive tried buying powder when they said it was in stock but couldn't. Have you bought from the site or no? Just wondering why i cant.
They made a nice quality barrel. Just keep in mind that if its not in stock its like a 6 month wait. But if it is in stock it will ship out quick.
AA#7 out the powders listed .... but something slower like AA#9 ... would be better ... Long shot works good for the faster end ....HS6 .... on the slow end AA#9 ...Enforcer .... AA 4100 ....
If it were not for the bad metering ...800X works great ...
The VCROWN bullets do good .... XTP are still my favorite
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