How does the P320 handle the .357sig round?
Wow. You must have hands and arms like Thor. Running loads like that in a full size, metal frame would be a real challenge for me to rapid fire without shooting up the whole range, much less a compact polymer. 155gr .40 cal moving at 1300+ ain't nothing to sneeze at.With a 135gr 40sw at 1424fps and a 155gr at 1318fps in my p320 compact is a very controllable handgun to rapid fire .
I have tried 180 gr Buffalo Bore 40S&W out of P229 and follow-up shot were difficult to get back on target fast enough for rapid fire.Shooter Magavin Wow. You must have hands and arms like Thor.
Try some and decide for your self . The p320c is very controllable and I have a hard time feeling any real difference between a slower "factory " loads and hotter loads even on the shot timer !! I only went to the p320 after a few different hand surgey's caused a loss of dexterity and strength . Carpal tunnel that went with out surgery almost to long thanks to being a custom home builder for small do it all company and "trigger" finger surgery on index and bird finger caused me to change from my old tp40 kahr to the p320c with the same ammo .
I can tell you a 10 year old grandson will shoot a mag full of the 155gr underwoods ammo in ether pistol with a big smile on his face . Guess hes to young to understand when recoil is to much !!
Try some underwood or buffalo bore just to see how it feels .
357 Sig will not be the cheapest to reload, but cheaper than manufactured ammo.Hardluk1, I'm curious, can you estimate the average cost per round for 357 Sig practice loads? And how much of an investment would be needed to get started in reloading?
I'm sure you could get it lower than that. The most expensive component of the reloaded cartridge is the projectile. If you cast your own and don't mind shooting lead, you can get it down to maybe 10 cents a round. But using manufactured jacketed bullets, it adds to the cost. Plated is a viable option, they are more like 13 cents a bullet so that would put it at 19c per round. So $190 per thousand rounds loaded the way you want, different weights and velocities. It has its advantages. If you can get quality 357 SIG for 29 cents shipped, thats what I'd do.Shooter Magavin, thanks for your detailed reply. That's exactly what I was looking for. So .25 to .30 per round, not including brass? To be honest I'm surprised it's that much, considering that I can buy Speer Lawman FMJ rounds from Target Sports for .29 per round with free shipping when ordered by the case:
I'm sure you must get great benefits from reloading, such as the ability to customize loads to get just what you like. And being a woodworker, I know that I can sometimes buy a finished piece for about the same as it costs me to build it from rough lumber myself, but I still build it for the satisfaction and enjoyment of the process. Would that be a proper comparison?
That seems more like it. About the same as reloading jacketed bullets in other calibers.If you are willing to buy in bulk (3750 bullets), you can get it down to around 17 cents a round with jacketed bullets (without the cost of brass).
357 Sig 125gr FMJ Bullets
5% off for the holiday gets you to under 11 cents for jacketed bullets.
They also have once fired brass for around 6 cents a round.
Powder in 8LB containers will get you to $20 per pound.
So 3 cents primer + 3 cents powder + 11 cents bullets = 17 cents a round.