Buffalo Bore stanard pressure 158gr LSWC-HP?

Buffalo Bore stanard pressure 158gr LSWC-HP?

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    Buffalo Bore stanard pressure 158gr LSWC-HP?

    I'm interested in this .38 special round from buffalo bore as I'm sure you guys here know this is basically their non+p variant of the old metro load and has the same 158gr lead hollow point.
    the buffalo bore site advertises this load as being safe for older alloy framed guns.

    This being said would you shoot this load from an early 50's colt cobra? I ask as I just scored one tonight off of gun broker and thought I'd ask here as I've read that while a standard pressure load some feel it is also a bit on the "warm" side. So I guess I'm asking is this a true standard pressure load of a downloaded +P round? and is it safe for my gun being it is an alloy framed gun from the early 50's
    Snub nose revolvers,the original concealed carry guns.


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    This is their version of the FBI load and is a great bullet. I have them in my J Frame to give a warm welcome to unwanted guests.

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    Assuming your Cobra is in sound condition, there's no reason this would not be a good carry load for you.
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    will this ammo work well, and not damage a S&W Model 10.
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    I trust Buffalo Bore, I would inspect your pistol (or have a gunsmith inspect it)when you recieve it and if it seems sound I think you are good to go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by searcher 45 View Post
    will this ammo work well, and not damage a S&W Model 10.
    It won't damage a M10 any more or any less than any other standard-velocity .38 special ammo.
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    I have often wondered about BB. Its talked about how hot it is yet on the other hand I hear its standard pressure. I wondered as well about shooting in my older J frame M38.

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    /\/\....you're not my daddy (my name is Cam)

    I got some 380 +P from BB for my TCP.....talk about recoil...ouch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by camsdaddy View Post
    I have often wondered about BB. Its talked about how hot it is yet on the other hand I hear its standard pressure. I wondered as well about shooting in my older J frame M38.
    It all depends on the specific load. BB makes both standard pressure and +P loads.

    Presuming your M38 is in good mechanical condition, any modern standard pressure load should be ok.

    FWIW, SAAMI reduced their maximum pressure standards several years ago (I can only surmise the reason) and in many cartridges, many of today's so-called +P pressures are equal to or a little less than the "standard" pressures of 30 years ago. Make a comparison between '70s .357 pressures and velocities and today's loads and you will see what I mean. Same deal for lots of .38 Special, .44 Special and .44 Magnum loadings.
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    A .38 that is not a +P, is a .380 at best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike in VA View Post
    A .38 that is not a +P, is a .380 at best.
    Hogwash. It takes +P .380 to equal a decent 125 gr .38 Special load. Having shot an awful lot of both, I'll take my DS to any .380 load on the market.
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    I LOVE BB ammo and carry the +P 38 load in a 340. That being said, I would get some Federal Nyclads for that old Colt. Just saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX9RCAM View Post
    /\/\....you're not my daddy (my name is Cam)

    I got some 380 +P from BB for my TCP.....talk about recoil...ouch!
    ...And my name as well, so I guess I'm destined to respond!

    I've shot them from my 642, and the felt recoil is about the same as the 135gr +p Gold Dot short barrel carry load I use, but just a little less than the 158gr +p BB LSWCHP rounds.

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    You are both correct. I am pretty sure that I am not the father of either. I am the father of Cambelle the best lil girl in the entire world.

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