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Old January 8, 2009, 09:50 AM   #1
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Reloading Sig 220

I am a new member and a novice at reloading. Have read all I can and gotten instruction hands on. Someone just told me that my .45 ACP reloads may not work with my Sig 220, and that one should only use new brass. Many old threads posted say that reloads work fine with a Sig P220, but not exactly sure what the difference is in a Sig P220 and my Sig 220? I just want to ask those of you with experience if I can safely use tumbler media cleaned old brass cases for my Sig 220? And, what is the ideal load for target range/home protection? We just made up 30 rounds of 230 gr. FMJ RN with 3.8 gr. Bullseye as per loading manual....not fired as yet on the range. I just ordered my reloading press and accessories, and will be very disappointed if my reloads cannot be used in my new Sig 220.
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Old January 8, 2009, 10:02 AM   #2
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i don't think there is a difference....but I could be mistaken.
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Old January 8, 2009, 11:40 AM   #3
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Sig has never made a 220, only a P220, but it's a common way of abbreviating it. Whoever told you you shouldn't run reloads using previously fired brass through your P220 has no idea what he's talking about.



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Old January 8, 2009, 11:46 AM   #4
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Sig P220

Wonderful news! I am looking forward to learning so much from this group. I thank you, my P220 thanks you!

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Old January 8, 2009, 02:14 PM   #5
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My P220 seems to digest and shoot well just about any reasonable handload I feed it. It is more tolerant of feeding issues than my 1911's.

It's a great pistol; don't worry about feeding it reasonable handloads.
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Old January 9, 2009, 10:24 AM   #6
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My P220 fires my reloads flawlessly. It hadles LRN, FMJ and LSWC with no problems. Enjoy yours
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Old January 9, 2009, 03:06 PM   #7
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I too have shot both FMJ and LSWC thru my P220 without issues. I'm sure when you have the opportunity to try those reloads you've already made, you will not have any problems with them. That is, presuming that they are within the power guidelines for the bullet used and that your finished ammo passes a go/no go guage or chamber test.

Enjoy, and welcome to reloading!
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Old January 9, 2009, 03:28 PM   #8
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Someone just told me that my .45 ACP reloads may not work with my Sig 220, and that one should only use new brass.
Sounds like a load of manure to me. Most of the ammo I fired through the Sig P220 I owned were reloads and the pistol functioned quite well even using semi-wadctter target loads! As long as the load is not underpowered where the slide will not cycle you should be OK as long as proper crimp and OAL length are good.
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Old January 9, 2009, 03:34 PM   #9
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Smoke, weclome! How are you liking your Sig P220? Gotta love it

I bought and setup my reloading equipment in January, 2007. In the year since then, I have only fired reloads in my Sig Sauer P220 Compact. That's 230gr Lead Round Nose, 230gr Brass FMJ Round Nose and 230gr. Remington Golden Sabers that I also load. Zero problems.

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