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Spoke with John at Pro Load today. They will soon release a 140 gr. JHP for .357 Sig. John thinks it will beat the 125 gr. overall.

Still looking at producing a 9X23, but market might not be right. Dane has been bugging him to produce it but he's got to make a good business decision regarding recovering his costs.
 

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It is good to see that they are thinking. I tried the new Federal Classic 140 .357 Magnum which clocks 1370 in my 4" M-13.

Might be just what the Dr. ordered????

I wish there were more 135 to 145 gr. bullets available for loading to test.

Press on,
Jim H.
 
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If velocities can be kept at 1,350fps or above from the 4" Sig and Glock pistols I would be very interested in this load and would purchase several cases if the bullet used is a GD or XTP.

If it is loade with a Rainer, Sierra, or Nosler I will have to pass.
Does anyone know what bullet is being used/spec'd?
 

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As an side, I've heard rumours of a 135 gr HS at 1250 fps for the Federal PDA. Maybe a EFMJ too.

The 135/9 PDA at 1050 did 14.5/.60 after heavy cloth, which is actually as deep as most of Winchester's LE 40 loads, though a bit smaller (most of them about 13.5-14.5/.68-.70). As big as Speer's 40 Gold Dots, though a little shallower (most of them about 16-18/.58-.60).
 

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Mike wrote;
As an side, I've heard rumours of a 135 gr HS at 1250 fps for the Federal PDA. Maybe a EFMJ too.
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Anybody tried out the Hornady factory 147 XTP load? It is listed at about 1250 I think. I don't even own a .357 Sig, guess I should, for testing if nothing else.

Carry on,
Jim Higginbotham
 

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Shot the 147 XTP from a G32 into water jugs.

1210 fps, into 4th jug at .60, about the same as the 124 XTP, 125 Gold Dot, Fed JHP, Rem JHP. The Fed 150 JHP at 1120 fps ixited the 5th jug and was not found.

From Dick Metcalf's article in the 2000 Gun Guide (gel, SIG P229):


147 XTP 1169 13.33/.612
150 Fed JHP 1108 14.95/.481

125 GD 1431 13.65/.598 (old version)
124 XTP 1325 11.87/.616
125 Ranger 1271 10.85/.681 (early version)




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God I hope not,
Please say it "ain't so" just say NO to Nosler pistol bullets.

Seriously please make this load in a Gold Dot.....
 

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David, Whats the problem with Nosler Bullets in your opinion?

I reload thier rifle slugs in my 6mm ack imp, 55 grain B/Tips. They are excellant fare.

Just wondering.

12-34hom.

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Just the pistol bullets, and in all fairness they are ok as long as they are not pushed to higher than spec velocities.
Once that happens they are very eradic and tend to come apart very quickly.

I have no issue with Nosler rifle bullets and do prefer some of the factory rounds loaded with Noslers.
 
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