I use the Rem LWC HP +P after many years of fooling with such trash as the 110 grain Super Vel ect. which is great for game up to 50 pounds!
Notice the Rem LWC velocites! Very close to my tests and I get 850 out of snubs 2 inches and 2.5 with it! ;)
Peter M. Eick
October 10, 2005, 09:44 PM
Go hit the reloading page. I have a whole writeup to dump up there in a few minutes.
October 11, 2005, 01:02 AM
If firing 38spl in a 357 mag chamber though, I have heard you lose 30-40fps on average.
October 11, 2005, 08:12 AM
I gotta get a chonograph, gotta get researchin' this issue.
My non-chrony gut-feel is that barrel length makes more difference with slow powder (Blue Dot, VV N350) than with the fast stuff (Bullseye, VV N310).
October 11, 2005, 09:02 AM
So....in terms of raw speed and ft/lbs,
would a +p .38 Special self-preservation load fired out of a 6" barrel be as effective as a standard pressure 9mm JHP fired out of a 4" barrel?
October 11, 2005, 11:00 AM
Not much difference in the 950fps 158grain .357" bullet and the 980fps .356" 147grain 9mm bullet other than having at least 2 times as many 9mm bullets in the gun! :neener:
Peter M. Eick
October 11, 2005, 02:34 PM
Real world test time. Check out the reloading section for details.
Would you believe that an 8 3/8" barrel could be slower then a 4" barrel (see the trail boss data, pre-27 vs Diamondback).
Would you believe that a 2" barrel would be 40 fps slower then an 8 3/8" barrel (see the cci blazer data, DS vs pre-27.
Would you believe that a 5" would be faster then a 6.5" barrel and commonly a 4" would be faster then both (see the titeroup loads for the diamondback, outdoorsman and heavy duty.
What does this mean?
If you have a "fast' detective special you might be be better off then a "slow" 8 3/8" pre-27. Or your 4" Colt might outrun a 5" and a 6.5" S&W.
Trust nothing, test everything........
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