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Old February 4, 2013, 11:31 AM   #1
Andrew Wiggin
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Gelatin test: .38 spl Buffalo Bore 158 gr LSWCHP +P

Video:

http://youtu.be/yPrw3B-8HjE


.38 spl Buffalo Bore 158 gr LSWCHP gas checked +P fired from a S&W 638 into calibrated gelatin with four layers of denim. I kept the revolver and ammo in a Ziploc baggie submerged in ice water on the trip out to make sure the powder was at a pretty low temperature because of my results with Speer 135 gr +P Gold Dot.

BB calibration: 586.8 fps, 3.4"

Impact velocity: 960.4 fps
Penetration: 12.1"
Retained weight: 159.6 gr
Max expansion: 0.695"
Min expansion: 0.599"

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Old February 4, 2013, 11:45 AM   #2
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Thanks for sharing. So is that BB +P ammo?
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Old February 4, 2013, 12:38 PM   #3
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Yes. Sorry forgot to mention. 158 gr lead semi-wadcutter hollow point, gas checked +P.
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Old February 4, 2013, 02:21 PM   #4
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Thanks for doing the test and posting it. That's been my "38 caliber" carry load for some time now. Good to know it does exactly what I intended.

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Old February 4, 2013, 05:04 PM   #5
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That looked pretty good.
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Old February 7, 2013, 06:58 PM   #6
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Old February 7, 2013, 07:10 PM   #7
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Seems like a very good choice from a 1 7/8 revolver. How was the recoil? This shows that you don't need a jacket. Nice work.
Now if we could only see the standard pressure Buffalo Bore hardcast 150 grain wadcutter. It should go through two feet.
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Old February 9, 2013, 03:35 PM   #8
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Seems like a very good choice from a 1 7/8 revolver. How was the recoil? This shows that you don't need a jacket. Nice work.
Now if we could only see the standard pressure Buffalo Bore hardcast 150 grain wadcutter. It should go through two feet.
I would like to see the Gel test on this round too.
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