Pictures of Recoil and Flame Differences for .357 and .38 Spl +P

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    Pictures of Recoil and Flame Differences for .357 and .38 Spl +P

    Captured these images from my iPhone video shot at the pistol range, shooting my SP101 with .357 load, and the second series with the .38 Spl +P load. Love the flames, and the difference in recoil! Watch your support hand!!

    First the .357 Magnum





    Now the .38 Spl +P





    Cool, huh?
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    GREAT pics! What a potent reminder to not wrap your support hand around the cylinder gap!
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    Really cool pictures! I've often wondered how much of a difference there was.
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    I always kind of liked the flame effect out of my previous .357mag in broad daylight. The flash and the blast. What I've learned is that a good show only goes so far. What's more impressive are the downrange ballistics, a good hit, and your target going down. A flash in the darkness will temporarily blind you. Something you don't want when you need to take a second shot. My .40cal semi autos are bad enough.....but manageable with the flash in total darkness.

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    Very cool!!!
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    Nice pics! Thanks for sharing.
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    I remember how surprised I was by the flash the first time I fired my Model 60 on a darkened indoor range. and that was just regular .38.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    GREAT pics! What a potent reminder to not wrap your support hand around the cylinder gap!
    Cheers to that!

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    Could you try Hornady TAP next time? Would love to see what kind of flash that generated.

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    The .357 is Hornady Critical Defense 125 gr FTX. The 38 Spl +P is Remington Golden Saber 125 gr JHP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlimke View Post
    The .357 is Hornady Critical Defense 125 gr FTX. The 38 Spl +P is Remington Golden Saber 125 gr JHP.
    Huh...so much for their claim of using a "low flash powder" in the CD line...
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    Interesting. I would have guessed the other way on the pics, based on the intensity of the flame fronts.
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    I assume from the pics that difference in recoil is significant? I like what I see on the 38s.
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    Cool

    COOL ! Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haystacker View Post
    I assume from the pics that difference in recoil is significant? I like what I see on the 38s.
    Recoil about 45 degrees on the .357, about 10-12 degrees on the 38 +P. Perceived felt recoil obviously stronger on the .357, but still quite manageable. This week the .45ACP is the video star.

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