Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Chocolate Bayou, Mar 26, 2015.
I've got most of the major brands on hand other than CorBon. I've found that most all of it is pretty tame ammo compared to my hand loads. As a totally subjective thing, the Remington stuff seems the zippiest, but it all works in my experience. I have a quantity of Magtech factory stuff too, and have never had a problem with it either.
Take up hand loading and you'll love your .38 Super even more.
Cor-bon and other premium ammo companies still load the Super up to its potential, but you pay a premium price.
Personally, I love the down loaded, no stronger than a 9MM Largo looking stuff that passes for Super ammo these days. It works well in.... well.....a 9 MM Largo! I have a Star model Super A that loves the stuff.
Getting back to your original question, I have several boxes of plain Remington 130 gr ammo that I shoot for one reason. It is the cheapest factory loaded stuff I can find! Shooting this caliber is rather expensive unless you handload and even then it isn't cheap, if you use jacketed bullets.
If you can entertain the idea of shooting lead bullets you can cut your shooting costs in half. More accurately, if your GUN can entertain the thought.....some pistols just won't tolerate lead bullets. But i would give them a try. Properly cast (hard) they can be loaded to full velocity without leading and my Star shoots them quite accurately.
Just burned a pile of Fiocchi...
Took pals and family out to the desert for a shooting reunion and a couple of everyone's favorites were the Colt and Llama .38 Supers with Fiocchi.
Not a single glitch, flat shooting, low recoil and accurate outa both guns.
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