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Posted: November 09 2017 at 4:05pm | IP Logged Quote cg&p

Someone posted some data here about using Hodgdon Titegroup in .357 Sig. It is the only place on the interwebs I have found anyone admitting they used that powder in that cartridge. I load .40 with Titegroup so I had some and I decided to give it a try.

I have to say this is an EXTREMELY cost effective load for .357 Sig. I was able to load for about $0.12-0.16 per round depending on cost of bullet

Here are the load details (USE AT YOUR OWN RISK):

Firearm: Springfield XD 357 Service 4" barrel
Primer: CCI Small Pistol (#500)
Powder: Hogdgon Titegroup 5.3 gr
Bullet: Accura Outdoors 124gr TMJ RNFP 9mm
Lee Precision Dies
Heavy Crimp with Lee FCD
Mixed Brass (all 2x fired at least)
COAL = 1.140"

Velocity @ ~5 yds was around 1370 fps

I only loaded up a few cause I wasn't sure if it would even work so I didn't shoot for accuracy, but I should be able to get back out in a couple of weeks so I will load 'em, up and and report back.

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Posted: November 20 2017 at 9:12pm | IP Logged Quote The_Shadow

I tested using some AutoComp & CFE Pistol

357Sig Tested Jan 2015

357Sig 115 gr JHP 1.1275
8.2 grains Hodgdon CFE Pistol
CCI 550 SP Speer case
Velocity 1414 fps

The test of the 357Sig with 115 gr JHP over 8.2 grains
of CFE @ 1412 fps-1414 fps from the Glock 29 with the
Lone Wolf Dist conversion 3.78" BBL happy with that
load Hodgdon's book loading for CFE.   Expansion

357Sig 115 gr JHP 1.1275
8.2 grains Winchester AutoComp
CCI 550 SP Speer case
Velocity 1440 fps


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