What is the ballistics on a 357 SIG?

What is the ballistics on a 357 SIG?

357 Sig Ballistics. 357 Sig achieves muzzle velocity in the neighborhood of 1400 to 1475 feet per second, and muzzle energy in the neighborhood of 580 to 620 ft-lbs of energy with most standard pressure loads and a 4-inch barrel. That is indeed about the same as that of a . 357 Magnum revolver with a 4-inch barrel.

How far will a 357 Sig shoot?

Due to its high velocity, the . 357 Sig has the longest Point-Blank Range (PBR) of the common auto pistol service cartridges. When using a 6-inch target the PBR of a . 357 Sig firing a 125-grain bullet at 1,350 FPS is 122 yards.

What is the best defense cartridge 357 Mag?

Smith&Wesson® J-Frame Centerfire Revolvers. Here we are dipping into the full-range of J-Frame Revolvers.

  • Ruger Super GP100 Competition .357 MAG/38 SPL 5.5″ Revolver.
  • Smith&Wesson Performance Center Model 627 .357 Magnum/.38 Special 8 Round Revolver.
  • Taurus – Model 66 4IN 357 Magnum|38 Special Blue 7RD.
  • What is correct 357 Mag bullet size?

    With revolvers of modern manufacture, that should work out to 0.358″ diameter bullets for the .38 Spl. and .357 Mag., and 0.430″ bullets for the .44 Spl. and .44 Mag. Proper lead-bullet performance hinges on chamber throats not much larger in diameter than a barrel’s groove-to-groove diameter.

    Is the 357 Magnum a good defense round?

    From the standpoint of balance—of carry comfort, effectiveness, and shootability—a loaded .357 Magnum revolver is at its best when it weighs in between 25 and 30 ounces. This is similar in weight to a fully loaded Glock 19. Several .357 Magnums

    What .357 Magnum barrel length is best?

    The optimum barrel length for the .357 Magnum was the 5 inch barrel. That was the balance between accuracy and full potential of the velosity of the round. Actually later tests found that the best over all barrel for the .357 magnum was the 18 inch rifle barrel . It gave the overall best performance across the spectrum of the Magnum Rounds in .357.