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**WARNING**Rem. .357 Magnum ammo put in .38 Special boxes.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Varmiter, Dec 10, 2012.

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  1. Varmiter

    Varmiter Well-Known Member

  2. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing. I have one 100-round box of that stuff at home. I've shot maybe 18 or so rounds of it, I think. I'll check the lot number when I get home tonight.

    Now that I think of it, however, any .38+P ammo I have is only shot in my two service-type revolvers, both of which are chambered in .357 Magnum, so I guess, even if I did have some from the affected lot, I'm okay. Just could be in for a surprise at the muzzle if I didn't check 'em first!
  3. 19-3Ben

    19-3Ben Well-Known Member

    Soooooo what you're saying is I can get .357mag for .38spl prices?
    (Silver lining, you have been found!)

    Now where do I get me somma this?
  4. Thompsoncustom

    Thompsoncustom Well-Known Member

    I Like your Thinking.
  5. JellyJar

    JellyJar Well-Known Member

  6. Deaf Smith

    Deaf Smith Well-Known Member

    Well as long as Remington didn't load .357 power charges in .38 cases I'm not real worried.

    Yes some cheap Spanish 38s would chamber .357s (overly long chambers) but at least for American makes, I don't think so.

    Still, having magnums in .38 boxes isn't a good idea.

  7. barnbwt

    barnbwt Well-Known Member

    Yeah, kinda messed up that my initial reaction to this was "Goody!"

    Obvious question: Why do Remington's 38spl boxes accomodate .357magnum? They already make a zillion different ammo box sizes, and it's 1/8" wasted cardboard per box!

  8. evan price

    evan price Well-Known Member

    Barney, it's because the cost to make the cutting dies and printing plates for two different boxes, plus downtime changing over the box making machinery, plus keeping two different boxes in inventory, is not a good investment. After all, we're only talking a 1/8" difference, and they get to use the same overpack cartons for shipping, too.

    Blazer does this too, they use the same box for everything and use a different sized plastic insert.
  9. Ehtereon11B

    Ehtereon11B internet infantryman

    Always check your headstamps boys and girls.
  10. Godsgunman

    Godsgunman Well-Known Member

    I'm with 19-3ben on this one :)
    I have a .357 so for the price of .38spl I'll take it. Unfortunately I'm sure my local store has already removed the boxes from the shelves, if only I would have heard earlier :(.
  11. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    Those were my exact thoughts when I read this.

    Even though I reload it might be worth buying.
  12. powell&hyde

    powell&hyde Well-Known Member

  13. Dr_B

    Dr_B member

    Well thank goodness no one loaded those .357 cartridges in their .38 specials!
  14. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

    Same thread in General Handguns
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