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Old 02-10-2017, 12:17 PM   #1
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Suggestions for 38+p out of a snubbie?

I'm looking for ammo that gets FBI standard penetration (12 plus inches) out of a snubbie 357 backup. I'm leaning towards 125 JHPs. The data I'm reading is 800+ fps and 14-16" in ballistic gel. Full power 357 is a bit stout even out of a good all steel snubbie.

BTW, this is also the gun I recommend to newbies so ammo that's everywhere & inexpensive like ball might be OK too.

Recommendations?
 
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Old 02-11-2017, 06:24 AM   #2
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Hard to beat the old FBI load. 158 gr. SWC loaded kinda warm.
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Old 02-11-2017, 11:13 AM   #3
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Hard to beat the old FBI load. 158 gr. SWC loaded kinda warm.
My preference as well.
 
 
Old 02-12-2017, 01:26 AM   #4
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Thank you that is an excellent suggestion.

I'm going to go with it. Plenty of penetration and proven track record. I don't have to reinvent the wheel in bullet grain, bullet composition, bullet type, what if they, in a... They are available and relatively affordable.
 
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I cast the 358429 bullet by the thousands , also the 358477, same bullet only 150 gr.. In fact just ordered another 4 cavity mold. When down to 3 or 4 coffee cans of as cast bullets, it is panic time. Loading is a fast process with the Star loader. A lot of 38spl. gets shot around here. Use the 358429 loaded with a case full of 2400 for all my 357 loads. Lyman changed their mold design on the 358477. made it a shorter nose, more like the Lee, do not like it as well so went back to older design, it just looks better. Most of my loading for upcoming summer is done. In great shape with 38 spl. 357 mag. 45acp, 45 LC, 44spl, 44 mag. only thing might need more of is 9mm but I hope not to shoot that caliber a lot.
A few months ago I ordered 3000 rounds of once fired 38spl. brass. Place acid cleaned it without decapping first, the primers were badly corroded in place, no way in hell was any press going to get them out, dozen decapping pins later it was hammer an punch time. Never again will I get cleaned brass.
 
Old 02-13-2017, 05:10 PM   #6
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Acid cleaned?
 
Old 02-13-2017, 05:49 PM   #7
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cleaned an packed while still wet. Should have been deprimed first, cleaned an dried before packing.
 
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