I want to make up some nice reloads for my 40 S&W 155 gr. Barnes M/LE bullets. Does anyone have some experience with them? I currently have "Unique", "V-N350", and "Win 296" powders. Also, include the your case overall length(COAL).
What is your barrel length?
For a 5.5" barrel there is a load of 6.6 gr N350 and a 155 gr bullet (Hornady). With the Barnes you should get about 1152 fps. This would be a starting load at 456 ft-lbs.
The max load would be 7.5 gr with an OAL of 1.128". No CUPS measure was given for the max load. Velocity was given as 1245 fps & 533 ft-lbs.
Start with the 6.6 and work up slowly.
Even if we WERE sticking to semi-autos, I believe .357 Sig is an extremely good ammo, although it is very loud and not quite as popular as the others mentioned.
I agree. .357 Sig is almost the same power and performance as the .357 magnum, which is said to be one of the best man-stoppers of all time. Even more so than the .45, says a comprehensive database I've found in a magazine. But I would still carry the .45 instead, due to the .357's over-penetration power, similar to the 10mm.
+1I own a Glock 31 and after numerous research the .357Sig is a very HOT round. I use hollows/JHP to solve the "over-penetration" issue.