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If I could only carry one, 44 Special or 45 Colt 250-275 gr Keith Hardcast lead bullet ! Probably a Buffalo Bore Load or Custom load.
I want penetration above all things, something that is going to hit the spine and put someone out of commission quick !
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In my opinion you are already using the best 38 special round available.
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Sounds to me like you've got a very useful round as it is. Shooting through a human body is harder than it looks. A full wadcutter or semi-wadcutter pushes a lot in front of it, rather than slipping around stuff.
I'd save the 'new ammo' money for the revolver on your schedule.
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