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Buffalo Bore 158gr. LSWC-HP (non +P).38 special?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by megatronrules, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. megatronrules

    megatronrules Well-Known Member

    Does anyone here have any experience with this bb .38 special ammo? I'm asking about the non +P version of this load,is it really safe for use in older alloy framed guns like my Colt Cobra?

    I ask as I've read that BB loads their ammo extremely hot. My Cobra is a 3rd generation gun with the ejector rod shroud that I've read is rated for limited +P use. However I'd prefer not to take a chance of damaging the guns frame as they are no longer made. thanks for any help on this guys.
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    I assume the standard pressure (not +P) load is exactly what it says it is.
    That being a 158 grain lead bullet at 850 FPS.

    Or, standard .38 Special performance for about the first 75 years it was made.
    After the +P ammo pressure slight-of-hand in the mid-1970's, standard 158 grain factory loads are about 100 FPS slower then they always had been in the first 3/4 century after it was invented in 1899. The "new" +P is only slightly faster then the old standard load.


    That ammo should be perfectly fine in any .38 Spl made in modern times.

  3. statelineblues

    statelineblues Well-Known Member

    I carry Buffalo Bore 125gr. SJHP (non +P) .38 SPL in my 50+ year old S&W Model 40 Cenntenial. I have shot a box thru and had no problem, felt just the same as .38 SPL FMJ target loads.

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