38 super brass

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  1. TfflHndn

    TfflHndn Member

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    Anyone know if the 38 super brass is any different from brass marked 38 super +p? Is it like the .38 special and .38 special +p in that the only difference is the head stamp, to keep one from putting +p loads in a gun not rated for it? I wonder because Starline has different prices on the two. Thanks in advance.
     
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    I dont have your answer unfortunately, but if you happen to have one or two of each you could try weighing them to see if there is a difference. that should give you some idea....I know i picked up some .38 super brass a while back, ill dig thru my random case bag tomorrow and see if i can find it.
     
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    You would have to ask Starline for more information than they put on their www advertisement.

    There are two SAAMI specifications, .38 Auto at 26500 psi and .38 Super Auto +P at 36500 psi. There is no intermediate .38 Super Auto "non plus P," because .38 Super IS +P relative to the .38 Auto.

    If I were to GUESS, I might say that the $87 +P Starline might be beefed up to be overloaded to Major power factor whereas the $82 brass is meant for standard loads, but still up to the SAAMI maximum.
    But if so, then what do they mean that the +P is of "similar internal dimensions?"
     
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    IT IS NOT---NOT!!!---DIFFERENT PERIOD !
    And so it goes...
     
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