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Back when Walmart was closing out handgun ammo, I bought a few boxes of the Federal 130gr plus P for 38 special at $9.00 per box. I shot a few of them on Sunday. They shot to the point of aim in my 638 and the recoil was surprisingly mild. I had just shot some 148gr wadcutters loaded with 3gr of Titegroup and the Federal plus P load actually felt like it had less recoil. If you carry a J frame and can find these, I would recommend trying them out
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That's what I keep in my .38s.

They are not easy to use in speedloaders, but they are the best for the first five.

All the tests and reviews on them are raves.
 
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Have you guys shot any of them? I didn't shoot into anything to capture the bullet, but again, the low recoil that is advertised is true. My 158gr over 3.5 of titegroup had a fair amount more recoil and that isnt a top end load and even my wadcutters had slightly more recoil
 

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As far as expansion, Luckygunner ballistic tests out of a 2" barrel averaged .73" on 5 shots with 13 inch penetration. Wish I bought more of that Walmart close out priced ammo. I did get my share and then some.
Wish I'd gotten in on that sale!

I've shot some of these and I like them.

My 36s are three-inch barrel versions so I will get a little extra velocity out of them.

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As far as expansion, Luckygunner ballistic tests out of a 2" barrel averaged .73" on 5 shots with 13 inch penetration. Wish I bought more of that Walmart close out priced ammo. I did get my share and then some.
Me too. When I spotted it at $9.00 a box I got all 3 rare aiming boxes as well as 2 boxes of 38 special Golden Sabers for $8.00 per box. I also bought a hundred round box of Winchester 45acp White box Hollow points for $20 that day. Since I reload I passed on a lot of cheap FMJ range ammo
 
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