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psycho nut
September 17, 2005, 07:17 PM
I am just wondering where the .357 sits on the power scale, from what I have read a lot of poeple compare it with the .40 S&W.

Velocity226
September 17, 2005, 07:26 PM
More than 9mm +P but less than 40 S&W.

It's simply a 40 S&W case crimped with a 9mm bullet.

psycho nut
September 17, 2005, 07:34 PM
Thank you for the info. :)

don527
September 17, 2005, 08:34 PM
i'm kinda a newbie on guns but i thought the 357sig is closer to a 10mm round and above a 40 s&w

using the georgia arms site as one reference

http://www.georgia-arms.com/pistol.htm

shield20
September 18, 2005, 05:14 AM
http://www.greent.com/40Page/ammo/357/357SIG-advoc.htm

Great link to .357sig info.

.357sig (3.9" bbl)
Cartridge Penetration Velocity Energy 25m Accuracy
Corbon 115 gr jhp 12.5 1450 537
Federal 125 gr jhp 13.7 1418 548 2.13
Corbon 124 gr HP 16.5 1400 540
Federal 125 gr FMJ 17.5 1394 536 2.25
Speer 125 gr GD 14.5 1374 520 2.00
Speer 125 gr TMJ 17.0 1355 505 2.13
Reming 125 gr jhp 14.0 1339 485 2.38
Hornady 124 gr XTP 13.5 1306 460 1.88
Hornady 147 gr XTP 13.7 1218 480 2.13
Federal 150 gr jhp 13.25 1127 422 2.50


Here's specs on a typical .40 SW (4" bbl)
155gr GDHP 1200 fps 496 ft-lbs


Seems the .357 will have (typically) slightly more energy, with slightly less momentum, and slightly less recoil.

PaleGreenHorse
September 19, 2005, 03:06 AM
I have a G33 and load it with DT 125gr. Gold Dots 1450fps from a 4" barrel. Those who think its just a 9mm +p+ never cared to give it a chance because it really does nip at the heels of the 357magnum when loaded properly, lets see a .40sw do that. The magnum takes well over in heavier loadings.