Best Kept Secret

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by spokes, Jun 5, 2007.

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    spokes New Member

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    Hi all,
    Been out of the loop for a while.
    Decided to pack up some guns and ammo and head to the range. I have been a stranger at Martin County for some time.
    Put together a trio,Nighthawk GRP, S&W Ti.(no lock). and the best kept secret in the gun world Steyr M357A1.
    350 total assorted rounds. Shot the Ti. no surprises, Nighthawk same, M357A1 spectacular the most interesting and fun gun I have ever owned, and I have had hundreds. Not one problem W/Steyr ever. If Steyr ever made a S357A1 and I could get it locally I would retire my G-19.
    Shot some 88 grn Rems. Wulf gave me a load I reduced it some what. Incredible !!!!!!!!!
    Power Pistol is a great powder for 357 Sig.also shot some 125 Speer's FMJ/ PP handloads. sensational.
    Loading the Sig round is a bit involved. Two sizing operations, size with carbide 40 then run them thru a 357 sizer for the neck operation. Has any one used the Dillon 357 Sig carbide sizing die? A bit expensive but if it works I would buy it.
    Good to be back shooting, especially my M357A1.. Steyr should get on the stick and start pushing their superior product.

    Spokes
     
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    Seven Premium Member

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    Good to hear!

    Hey, Spokes, a buddy of mine who is heavy into reloading just picked up a M9-A1...had been tempted by going with the .40/.357 Sig rig, since he is equipped to reload. Anyway, you're right on all counts - Steyr is an unknown gem (my buddy is hard-core gunnie, only knew of them by rep...when he shot my S9 he fell in love), and the .357 Sig is an impressive round. Sorry I can't shed any light on the reloading equip...haven't done that for about 30 years.

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  3. Shooter

    Shooter Premium Member

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    Spokes, it sounds like we live in the same neck of the woods..........and I have my Dillon set up for 357sig. I'll PM you on that more....but I have not had a lot of success with the Dillon and 357sig.... I have had more success with my RCBS turret press and a combo of dies from Hornady, Lee.......but that could be me trying to set up the Dillon....... :roll:
     
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    spokes New Member

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    Shooter,
    I stopped using my Dillon 550 also, now use my RCBS Rock Chucker.
    Much better, but takes a long time.
    My Dillon loads shoot good but look crappy.
    Have you ever used the Montana Gold 125 grn FMJ's? for the Sig.
    Spokes
     
  5. Shooter

    Shooter Premium Member

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    No, but I think Wulf told me about Montana...........