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Had to run to Walmart this evening for a few things. Thought I would check the ammo counter, even though it was pretty bare a week ago. Way down at the bottom there were 3 boxes of Federal HSTs for $11 a box. One of them was .40 caliber and the other 2 were 38 Specials. These are 130gr Plus P rounds designed for “micro” revolvers. Interesting design. Anyone try any of these?
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Hey Jonesy,

Federal makes good ammo.

They should work great in your pocket rockets.

Later, Mark
 
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The hst micro 38+p is what is in my wifes gun. I shot some of it through the 642. I found it to be very accurate. It has a little pop from that gun but middle of the road recoil. I like the way it shoots! It looks like a real expander from videos I have seen. I bought about 4 boxes. The wife shot it very well.
 

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Talk about a huge hollow cavity...typically the more surface area there is in the hollow cavity, lower velocities are needed for expansion. In comparison to the above, the 357mag/125gr Gold Dot has a very shallow hollow cavity.
 

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We loaded ZERO HBWC swaged bullets in the inverted position many years ago. They LOOK real good but upon testing you find that all too often the big cavity collapses rather than blossoming into a big expanded diameter. The new offerings from Federal are JACKETED, which my solve that problem.
 
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