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Old June 25, 2012, 05:41 PM   #1
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OAL Rainier 357 SIG

My son is loading the Rainier 357 Sigs and was wandering if you guys know a good starting point for them. They are 124 grain and will be shot out of a Glock 23 and a NM barrel. If anyone has played with these could you send OAL please. Thanks
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Old June 25, 2012, 09:20 PM   #2
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Load them as long as they will fit in the chamber and magazine. Doesn't really matter which bullet. Work shorter from there if accuracy isn't what you want.
Be careful with bullet setback in the sig. A Lee FCD and/or a powder that results in a compressed load (AA9 or 800x) will help.
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Old June 25, 2012, 10:06 PM   #3
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We loaded and shot about 50 so far but 357 sig is a pain in the but to me trying to get bullet in case because they aren't belled like a 40. But all went well. He is making them 1.135" and they all shot great.
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Old June 25, 2012, 10:12 PM   #4
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Why aren't they flared? My Sig dies expand the case like any other handgun.
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Old June 25, 2012, 11:47 PM   #5
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RCBS 2 die set. First die is sizing die then second is for seating bullet and crimping. No bell.
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Old June 25, 2012, 11:58 PM   #6
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Where the RCBS set is setup like rifle dies, most of the others are setup like normal handgun dies. You can flare the mouth of the case like any other handgun die either with a flare die from one of the other sets or a universal flaring die. Just be careful not to flare too much or you'll ruin your neck tension, which is already questionable with this round.
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