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    Best 38 special snub nose factory ammo.

    What is the latest or best factory 38 special +P ammo for the two inch snub nose? - Hank

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    Lots of variation in that question.

    I like Speer's 135 grain Short Barrel loading.

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    thanks Forester, I have been hanging on to the old FBI load, but as technology moves on was wondering what was new out there, Hank.

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    I use Winchester 125 gr JHP +P during the warmer months. During the colder months, I change to 158 gr. LSWC +P "FBI load" for better penetration. Though I realize that there is better ammo out there...... I think it's too expensive. Dead is Dead! Bob

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    Besides Speer's short barrel load, I've also read good things about Buffalo Bore's loads. I'm still working on a case of Winchester 158 gr +P's that were on sale a while back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triplelock View Post
    thanks Forester, I have been hanging on to the old FBI load, but as technology moves on was wondering what was new out there, Hank.

    The FBI load is still pretty hard to beat. Seems like everyone is trying to reinvent the wheel, but we do have a pretty good one now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcq1 View Post
    The FBI load is still pretty hard to beat. Seems like everyone is trying to reinvent the wheel, but we do have a pretty good one now.
    It goes back to penetration, which is the theory behind the FBI load. It may not expand, but it will have the ability to reach vital areas. I completely understand why people would choose that.

    With better designed HP's these days, the Speer short barrel is comforting to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forester View Post
    Lots of variation in that question.

    I like Speer's 135 grain Short Barrel loading.
    This is what I use also.
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    Buffalo Bore 158 gr SWCHP +P. Hang on of you are using it in a 642 with the tiny (but very concealable) factory grip.

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    I saw some penetration tests in gelatin, that showed the FBI load will penetrate about 25". That'll go thru the the biggest hulk you'll probably run into! Bob


 

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