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Remington 158gr LSWCHP+P (R38S12) Test

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by stealth, Mar 17, 2010.

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  1. stealth

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    Remington 158gr LSWCHP+P (R38S12)

    Fired two rounds from a S&W442 into water jugs at a distance of 10', Both penetrated 3 jugs each and expanded to about .61 each.

    No chronograph, Sorry.

    Maybe this lot was softer lead than some other tests I have seen, Which typically penetrate 4 water jugs and expand to about .59

    Here you can see it in action, bouncing off the fourth jug.
    And here the expanded slug is compared to an unfired round, a .45ACP and a .22LR.
     

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  2. S&Wfan

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    I've got some of that Remington ammo. Good stuff!
     
  3. GrandmasterB

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    Nice expansion!
     
  4. W.E.G.

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    Feed that through your crunchenticker.

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  5. Cosmoline

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    I've heard the Rem's are softer lead than Wins and others, so that may explain the penetration.
     
  6. ArchAngelCD

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    I use the Remington FBI Load in short barrel revolvers because they do use a softer alloy than the other companies do. The Winchester and Federal offerings are fine in 4" barrel revolvers but I reserve the Remington R38S12 ammo for the snubys.

    Thanks for the report and pictures...
     
  7. snooperman

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    It is still a great choice for the snubby..

    even though it is an old cartridge. I have used it for years and it has a proven record on its side as well. It will expand even more in human tissue than your water jugs.
     
  8. snooperman

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    YES, the Remington bullet is by far the best choice..

    I reserve it for my snubbys.
     
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  10. wnycollector

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    I have remi in my snub, but I just bought some of this http://georgia-arms.com/38special158grleadsemi-wadcutterhollowpointp100pk-1.aspx in any of my .38's 4"+ barrels. It shoots the same POA as the remi at 50% of the price...and its in stock!
     
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