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#6150723 - 01/23/16 03:39 PM .357 Sig
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Does anyone load .357 Sig? How do you manage your brass?

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#6151236 - 01/23/16 09:20 PM Re: .357 Sig [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Use a .40 cal carbide die to size the body, then the .357 Sig die to size the neck area. This way I stay away from case lube. I also use a Wilson case gauge to insure cases are sized correctly. Only certain 9mm bullets are suitable for this round as the case neck is so short and neck tension has to hold the bullet securely. Here are a few good articles: http://www.realguns.com/Commentary/comar65.htm
http://www.realguns.com/Commentary/comar66.htm I bought once fired cases from these people: https://precisiondelta.com/index.php/products/brass/brass-used-357sig.html. Great cartridge and not that bad to reload. Hope this helps.

Randy

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#6151846 - 01/24/16 11:16 AM Re: .357 Sig [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Thanks Randy! I've just had issues with getting the shoulders bumped correctly.

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#6155214 - 01/26/16 08:11 AM Re: .357 Sig [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Question- With it being a "bottle necked" cartridge, do you have to do case length trimming?

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#6160702 - 01/29/16 09:08 AM Re: .357 Sig [Re: deewayne2003]
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Originally Posted By: deewayne2003
Question- With it being a "bottle necked" cartridge, do you have to do case length trimming?
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Great quetion. I believe you would either have to bump the shoulder or trim the casees...every single time and its a pain in the butt to load these. That's really why I am asking about it because unless someone can give me info that helps make this a little easier to load then I am just going to buy factory ammo. I don't shoot this gun much because its hard to load for and factory ammo is expensive. I bought it originally to be my carry gun, Glock 357 Sig and it has a laser on it, but its my first glock and frankly between not liking the glock nor the cartridge due to the reloading issues it has become a safe queen.

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