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Old July 1, 2013, 03:46 PM   #44
336A
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I prefer to stick with the traditional 158gr bullet weight for the .38 Special, that is what the fixed sight service revolvers will be regulated for. I think that it's funny that most folks today think of the 158gr. bullet weight as a heavy weight for the .38 SPl and the .357 mag A heavy weight bullet would be anything that is above 158gr. I like the Remington 158gr LSWCHP (+P) as it has a good track record, and it hits close to the sights of my S&W M10.

Dave T, you must have gotten ahold of a bad batch of ammo to get velocities that low from a 4" barrel. Here is some very thorough chrongraph tests done on various .38 SPL ammo.

http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum/...ity-tests.html

http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum/...handloads.html

http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum/...handloads.html
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