357 Sig Handgun Cartridge:
The 357 Sig cartridge was designed by Federal Cartridge and SIG arms as a joint venture and was then introduced to the public in 1994. The sole purpose of this bottle-neck cartridge design was to create a larger case capacity to launch standard 9mm bullets at an higher velocity, subsequently this also increases muzzle blast as well, which is an undesirable feature for this cartridge.
Bullet Diameter: .355 Inch.
Maximum Case Length: .865 Inch.
Trimmed Case Length: .860 Inch.
Primer Size: Small Pistol.
Maximum Cartridge Overall Length: 1.140 Inches.
357 Sig Ballistics:
Handgun Barrel Length: 4 Inches.
Ammuntion Used For Ballistics: Hornady 147 grain XTP.
XTP: Extreme Terminal Performance.
This is a 357 sig ballistics chart:
|Bullet diameter: .355 inch.
Bullet weight: 147 grains.
Bullet ballistic coefficient: .212.
Bullet muzzle velocity: 1,225 feet per second.
Bullet muzzle energy: 490 foot pounds.
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