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S&w 442?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by fxstchewy, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. fxstchewy

    fxstchewy Member

    Aug 30, 2008
    I was shooting some MFS 158gr .38 special loads through my 442 when i went to eject them one was tight, i pushed it out and noticed the brass had ruptured towards the middle of the casing, then i looked at the cylinder for damage but did not see any, would you be concerned?
  2. bad4dr

    bad4dr New Member

    Feb 26, 2010
    soon to be Columbus, OH
    If there is no damage to the gun and no damage to your person, I wouldn't be concerned. Ruptured cases happen; if you snoop around these forums enough you'll come across several stories of cases that didn't hold up to the task. If you're worried about the 442, give it a good checkout, look it over very closely, and maybe even spec the cylinders with a bore gauge if you have one. I think you'll find that your shooter is still in fine shape.

    You may want to closely examine other cases from that same box for cracks, too. Could have been a bad batch...it happens. If you find others, you may want to skip over that brand in the future.
  3. joeq

    joeq Member

    Feb 27, 2010
    Austin, Texas
    I've heard from several people that MFS ammo is prone to case ruptures. Then I have heard it shoots perfectly fine. I bought some MFS 38 special from Cabelas for 11.99 a box. I'm going to shoot it this weekend to really see if the ammo is decent for target shooting.

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