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Fantasy Ammunition

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by AJAX22, May 9, 2006.

  1. AJAX22

    AJAX22 Participating Member

    Nov 9, 2005
    I was just looking at some random bullets that were kicking around and was struck with the idea of fitting an extremly large slug onto a .380 cartridge to get the overall length the same as a .38 super. sort of do the same thing the Aguilla SSS .22's did.

    I know its counter intuitive to go for a high kinetic transfer instead of high velocity. but it would be interesting to have subsonic loads with alot of knockdown, and there are alot of accessories available for the colt .38 super.

    any thoughts? any commercialy avaiable bullets that could be used?

    also does anyone know of .38 sabots (like the accellerator for rifles) which would allow .223 slugs to be loaded into 38 pistol ammunition?

  2. LAK

    LAK Senior Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Somewhat tricky; when loading very heavy jacketed bullets in this way the powder type and charge weight is very critical indeed. Too little or inconsistant and some bullets may not leave the barrel. Less than a fine hair too much - and it might be kaboom.

    But I think the concept is good; cast lead bullets may be the sensible way to go. Look at the old .455 lead loadings running a "mere" 600 feet per second.



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