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Pleasant surprise...
« on: January 09, 2017, 02:12:48 PM »
Went to go requalify with my BUG and lo behold someone ordered the good stuff for the old .38 Special. The current a foreseeable issue round is Federal 158 gr LSWCHP. Which replaces the Remington brand 110 grain SJHP. Much prefer the old Chicago load.

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    Re: Pleasant surprise...
    « Reply #1 on: January 09, 2017, 05:15:50 PM »
    I agree with the move.  If you end up down to the backup gun, your day has gone seriously sideways.  At that point, mass of the bullet and the increased penetration it brings would be more desirable than velocity.
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    Re: Pleasant surprise...
    « Reply #2 on: January 09, 2017, 08:30:41 PM »
    Just be careful that the load doesn't prairie dog out and jam the smaller framed revolvers, that apparently was something that's been known to happen.

    Still very cool  :thumbup1. That's my favourite load.
    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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