Are there any 38 super fan out around ?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by rem22long40x, Oct 28, 2011.

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  1. Walkalong

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    A Springfield & a Colt.

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  2. rem22long40x

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    38 super SD loads

    I have been loading 147gr. Silver Tips with 47gr. Blue Dot and they are accurite and hit Hard . I shot a wild pig with 0ne and it droped her . the wound chanel was big for a .356 bulit and I think that the ST is one of the most over look SD round out there AND in 32 auto thay have more stoping power than a 380 with other factory loads . thanks for all the responces to my post . David
     
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    47 Grs of Blue Dot! :eek:

    Typo? ;)

    My "Hot" .38 Super load is uses Vihtavuori 3N37, and is for the Springfield only.
     
  4. rem22long40x

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    sory 8.7gr . I don't no how I did that , I had bullit weight on the brain , or at least what I have left of it lol. thanks
     
  5. Radagast

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    I have a Bui M5 in .38 Super, this is a polymer framed 1911. It has been 100% reliable in the 3000 or so rounds I have put through it and I have achieved my best auto-loader grouping with it, 1.5 inches for 5 shots at 25 meters with winchester silvertips.
    I'm planning to offload it though. I don't shoot it very often, as I've gotten older I've become more of a fan of blued steel and walnut and factory ammo is twice the price of 9mm. Here in OZ I can buy 9mm for $21/50, .38 Super is $48.00 for fmj.
    Given the above a 9mm Colt 1911 will see more range time than a plastic .38 Super Limited gun.
     
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    rem22long40x:
    If you have survived two brain tumours I'm not going to worry about having to decypher your posts, The fact that you are posting is good enough. My dad has had two strokes. I've seen up front the difficulty with speech and short term memory this can cause. Good luck, I hope your health improves.
     
  7. Cowboybootnut

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    Hey rem22long40x,

    Don't worry about your posting and spelling. Sometimes we like to "rag" on a post. Take care of yourself and I'm praying for you and better health. And I wish you happiness with a .38 Super, it is a great cartridge.
     
  8. rem22long40x

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    spelling should not be a problem any more as my son installed a spell ck. for me . Now all I have to do is remember to use it lol. thanks guys . David
     
  9. 1SOW

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    I've had the opportunity to shoot a lot of competition pistols. The comp 38 super is the most amazing pistol I've shot. I just can't/won't bring myself to pay the pistol & reloading price to run it regularly.
     
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    I'm a fan. Got a bright stainless Colt "Custom" Government Model and a Springfield Mil-Spec also. Had a RIA but traded it for more 38 Super ammo after getting the Springfield. I also have Colt 38 Super Commander project too, still collecting parts for it.
     
  12. Frizzman

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    I had a Colt XSE LW Commander in .38 Super a few years ago. I had a lot of feeding problems with it and eventually traded it. A few months ago, I came across a Springfield Mil-Spec 5" .38 Super for trade. Since I had a whole bunch of .38 Super ammo from the Colt, I decided to trade for the Springfield to shoot up the ammo and then probably trade it off. Considering that it is a very basic 1911 with a short trigger and has had no tuning, the accuracy has been notable. It is easily controlled and is a pleasure to shoot. Unlike the Colt, it has been 100% reliable. I will be keeping it and add .38 Super dies to my reloading setup.
     
  13. MidwestRookie

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    Never shot one, but I do want one for some odd reason. Ideally it'd be a Colt, but will probably end up with a polished chrome RIA in .38 super for S's and Giggles...no idea why, but for $400 why not?
     
  14. 38SuperMan

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    Did someone say 38super? I adore the caliber!

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    Does the basepad on that 2nd one glow in the dark?




    Please say yes.
     
  16. 38SuperMan

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    Ha ha, no it doesn't glow. That was an old pic. It wears red ones now. Waiting on getting it back from the smith, got the frame hard matt chromed. Can't wait to have it back.
     
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    The most interesting man in the world once said "I don't always shoot pistols, but when I do, its a 1911 chambered in .38 Super."

    If I could only own one caliber it would be the super. When I first got into the shooting games I picked up a Colt 1911 in Super, cause I wanted to shoot a single stack and I wanted to be able to shoot major or minor. Handloading, I can make pussycat 85 grain loads that shoot like .38 target rounds or I can bump it up to 160-180 grain thumper loads that'll hit like .357's....whats not to like :)
     
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    Given my recent de-fatuation with NIB guns - I'm right on the cusp of shooting then rebuilding a bit, a 9X23 Colt 1911 that came with the .38 Super conversion kit. As soon as I stumble on good ammo in the box already - it's a shooter. I've always remembered a fella in Texas at some range I was at who was bustin' the hell outa plates and bowling pins with his Super and the shooting was so smooth. Then there seems to have been a guy who dominated the Bianchi cup back in the day with a Super - that was cool.
     
  19. tipoc

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    The 38 Super still has a strong presence at the Bianchi Cup. As I recall in 2010 the American Rifleman mag listed the top 10 finalists from different divisions within the competition. Half were running guns chambered in 38 Super.

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    Nope there are none of us around...
     
  22. pythonguy

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    Hey david,

    I am so glad you can still enjoy your shooting hobby so screw the spelling, we can live with it. I live with medical problems too but that does not define me, I define me. Carry on my friend.
     
  23. easyg

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    Every since the .357Sig hit the scene I don't really see the need for the .38 Super.
     
  24. tipoc

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    OK, that's nice for you.

    Seems easyg, you're looking to pick a fight. I don't see why. Is your point that there should be fewer good calibers and less choice for shooters? Are you upset that the 357 Sig was introduced in 1986 but that there are still fans of the 38Super (not to mention the 9mm and 40S&W) who appreciate a good caliber and the guns it comes in and have not switched to the 357 Sig and given up on others? Or do you just want to mildly insult folks for not being as bright and insightful as you are? Or do you want a show where folk protest that their favorite round is better than another fellas choice? Which is it or is it something else?

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  25. SharpsDressedMan

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    The .38 Super will always be easier to handload than the .357 SIG. It has to do with neck and bullet tension on such a short neck. Plus, a smaller selection of bullets will work in the .357SIG.
     
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