Buffalo Bore .357 magnum "short barrel" loads?

Buffalo Bore .357 magnum "short barrel" loads?

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    Buffalo Bore .357 magnum "short barrel" loads?

    Is anyone here familiar with these loads from BB? They are supposed to be low recoil/muzzle flash for snubbie .357's. I was considering these for a S&W 340PD and a 640,has anyone shoot these out of either of these guns? If so what was your impression of them?
    Snub nose revolvers,the original concealed carry guns.


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    I carry BB heavy .38 +p 158 grain loads and they're awesome. I'd feel good about any loads from this manufacturer. Kind of expensive but it's worth it for carry.

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    i have the 125gr and one hand them easily out of my snub. I have vids of recoil and some night flash vids that arent too good if you are interested, pm me

    they mushroom well in gelatin and are true to advertisements as I chronoed an avg of around 1110 fps put of my 1 7/8" barrel and around 1170 out of my 2" one

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    Just shot some 125 grain 38 special Buffalo Bore..

    Just shot some 125 grain 38 special Buffalo Bore into water jugs.
    I was amazed at the difference compared to same weight FMJ rounds.

    The FMJ rounds made nice clean holes thru 5 water jugs. No real big reaction from the jugs.

    On the other hand, the JHP's which I believe Buffalo Bore's site says are indeed Speer, DESTROYED the first jug. It was split from top to bottom and had a major blow out on the back side. The jug flew about a foot in the air and landed two feet from it's original position.
    The bullet expanded perfectly, just like you see in all the pictures.

    I can just imagine the effect this would have on a living target.

    I trust the Buffalo bore rounds to perform when needed and I don't really think they are any more expensive than other SD ammo.

    When I get pictures taken I'll post in a new thread here.
    My daughter pointed out after we left the range that she had her camera with her, and we could have shot some video. Maybe next time.

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    I carrry BB in my G29, j-Frame smith and taurus, and p3at

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    I just bought a box of BB .357/low flash/low recoil/short bbl to try out in an SP101 (2.25"bbl). I figured it would be good on the trail and in camp. I'll report back once I've tried em out. Curious to hear others responses as well.

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