Ballistics by the inch

.357 SIG

Here is a post pertaining to the testing and results obtained for the .357 SIG caliber.

November 26, 2008 - Posted by | .357 SIG


  1. The top graph of average energies vs. barrel length is nice as far as it goes, but it introduces a distortion. Look at the difference in energy between the heaviest bullet generally loaded for the 357 sig and as nearly comparable a bullet weight in the 357 magnum. Obviously, the 357 sig will trend far below where it will with a 124 or 125 grain bullet because of the limited case capacity and the gap between the two curves will be much wider. Averages are statistically wonderful, but “the devil is in the details.” Buffalo Bore reports its 180 grain hardcast load exiting a 3″ j-frame barrel at 1300 fps. Try shooting such a bullet from a 357 sig.

    Comment by Richard Miller | July 7, 2014 | Reply

    • Richard, did you intend to post this comment somewhere else? Perhaps in the Muzzle Energy Comparisons post?

      Comment by James Downey | July 7, 2014 | Reply

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