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Evan
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Posted - February 12 2020 :  1:09:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
SG Ammo has it in 20 rnd boxes

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Russ Larges
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Posted - February 12 2020 :  4:54:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I picked up a 50 round box from Midway. The price was not bad until shipping came in then, well, I ordered anyway.
Russ

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Jim Higginbotham
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Posted - February 13 2020 :  08:21:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I bought a case of this a few years ago and split it with a friend.

We fired the bullets into several mediums and it did not expand in any of them from a 2".

Our lot goes about 796 from a 4", I forget what it got from a 2"

Lots vary of course.


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Evan
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Posted - February 13 2020 :  12:45:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
FBI carried it for quite awhile and had decent expansion including in Miami

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Jim Higginbotham
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Posted - February 14 2020 :  09:05:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Evan

FBI carried it for quite awhile and had decent expansion including in Miami



Probably so, but I recall the Winchester load got 880 to 900 fps from a 4" back in the 70's and 80s, now it only gets around 800 (but it does expand in test medium, unlike the current Federal and Remington) they might might expand in 10% gel but they don't in water or wet-pak.

Still, a 158 .38 will penetrate and if it is directed well it might do.

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Evan
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Posted - February 14 2020 :  1:00:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As I mentioned I've got some CB +P+ lhp. Shot a cylinder full recently and didn't seem that bad to shoot. when the weather moderates I'll chrono some. truth be told I just carried Super Vel in my second gun from the beginning.

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Jim Higginbotham
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Posted - February 15 2020 :  7:17:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Evan

As I mentioned I've got some CB +P+ lhp. Shot a cylinder full recently and didn't seem that bad to shoot. when the weather moderates I'll chrono some. truth be told I just carried Super Vel in my second gun from the beginning.



Oddly enough, the rounds in my 640 (.357) "hide out gun" right now are Buffalo Bore 158 LHP gas checks.

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Russ Larges
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Posted - February 15 2020 :  7:33:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jim Higginbotham

quote:
Originally posted by Evan

As I mentioned I've got some CB +P+ lhp. Shot a cylinder full recently and didn't seem that bad to shoot. when the weather moderates I'll chrono some. truth be told I just carried Super Vel in my second gun from the beginning.



Oddly enough, the rounds in my 640 (.357) "hide out gun" right now are Buffalo Bore 158 LHP gas checks.

"Great minds....."

Jim H.




/That load is a real joy to shoot in that little gun isn't it.
Russ

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840
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Posted - February 16 2020 :  03:59:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jim Higginbotham
Oddly enough, the rounds in my 640 (.357) "hide out gun" right now are Buffalo Bore 158 LHP gas checks.

Jim H.


Not mentioned so I presume those are the 'standard' .38 Spl. and not the +P version, or are you using .357 Magnum ammo in your hide-out .357 Magnum caliber handgun?

Curious, because I happen to like both a good 148 gr. LWC and 158 gr. LSWCHP in .38 Spl. Haven't tried the Buffalo Bore offering but might do some shopping.

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'840'

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gauchobill
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Posted - February 16 2020 :  10:28:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is this rebirth of interest in revolver loads indicative of anxiety about gun-control advocates gaining the upper hand and outlawing semi-autos?
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840
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Posted - February 16 2020 :  12:35:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
gauchobill:
Is this rebirth of interest in revolver loads indicative of anxiety about gun-control advocates gaining the upper hand and outlawing semi-autos?

No, not for me. Note my signature below. My interest mainly relates to revolver loads and their end-performance for various applications.

'840'

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Chris Christian
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Posted - February 16 2020 :  1:22:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Revolvers are cool! I have 6 of them. My favorite is the hammerless snubby in my offside pants pocket. My next favorites are the two in my bedroom, and after that the two competition-tuned revos I shoot in matches. The last is a .44 Mag for hunting, but I don't do much of that anymore.

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gauchobill
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Posted - February 16 2020 :  4:43:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I only have one---a 4 inch Dan Wesson .357 I purchased about 35 years ago. It lives loaded in a drawer in my workshop area. It clearly shoots more accurately than any semi-auto I own (numerous and numerous calibers). But I much prefer a semi-auto as an EDC---easier to conceal and I like the extra rounds.
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