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Fast Light .38+P

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by RatDrall, Mar 4, 2010.

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  1. RatDrall

    RatDrall Member

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    Are there any fast and light loads available in .38 special +P?

    I'm using 158grain LHP+P in my model 64, but was curious if there were any 100-125 grain loads at 1300 or so fps?
     
  2. Steve C

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    This 125gr Heavy Load from Buffalo Bore will get you real close out of a 4" barrel.
     
  3. rcmodel

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    You can't hardly get an honest 1,300 FPS out of a .357 Mag snubby, let alone a .38 +P one.

    rc
     
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    Try Cor Bon's .38 Special PowerBall.
     
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    Golden Saber's are pushing 900ish out of a J frame for me and open up to .6ish.
     
  6. RatDrall

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    Who said anything about a snubby? I'm looking for a load for my 4" Model 64.

    I know that there used to be a Corbon +P+ .38 special load that was 1300 fps or more from a 4" gun, but I have had trouble finding anything like it. The fastest I'm finding is 1000fps or so which is pretty lame for a 110 or 125 grain bullet.

    I might just stick with my heavy, soft lead HPs at 900 fps...
     
  7. TT

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    When you check Cor Bon's velocity numbers, be sure to note the test barrel length...they frequently use short barrels. Your 4" should do better.
     
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    REMINGTON 125 grain semi-JHP +P

    The above is what I use in my .38 Special revolvers that can handle +P.
    I like the REMINGTON ammo because of the exposed lead tip of the hollow point should initiate expansion. I have been very satisfied with it.

    I use FEDERAL 125 grain NYCLAD hollow point in my non+P guns.

    I also have some WINCHESTER 110 grain ammo, but it does not shoot to the same point of aim.

    WINCHESTER also advertises some 125 grain JHP.

    I stick with the 125 grain +P because it does not have the heavier recoil of the 158 grain ammo and I believe will work as well for defense.

    Jim
     
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    +1 with golden. I use the 125 grain sjhps. I did some testing with phone books in another caliber and found lead bullets with thin or little copper jackets could cause serious wound channels.
     
  10. SGTB802

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    i hate golden sabers the jackets are to hard i am using hornady critical defense 110 gr +p i dont know about the fps but out of my 2 inch model 15 i shot a wounded cow that weighed around 800lb for our neighbor and at the crack of the gun she dropped in her tracks i shot her about 8inches below her head in the neck the bullet mushroomed perfectly and broke her neck i know this from when we quartered her to take her to the butcher i recovered the bullet if it will break cow neck bone it will do anything i need for a 2 legged critter
     
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