158 gr Gold Dot !
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158 gr Gold Dot !
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True, this!!Don't make the mistake of chasing velocties and energy figures. Pick a good bullet in the proper caliber, preferably in the mid to heavy loadings, and learn to shoot it well.
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I've gotten away from the designer stuff. Right now I just use 125 Gr. UMC 38 Special +P SJHP.
Why? I've shot thousands of rounds of UMC, and I am familiar with it and how it shoots out of my various .38 J-frames. The Golden Sabers have about the same energy, but it's a different experience, bigger bang, etc. Yeah, terminal ballistics may differ. But if I ever need to use the gun, I want to be very familiar with the ammo I'm using to ensure shot placement.
I have about 50 rounds of golden sabers. They are about twice the cost of the UMC stuff. I have it in my 686+ nightstand revolver, but when I've shot it up I won't buy more.
Also, I'm pretty sure the UMC stuff will do the job.
EDIT: I forgot to add, I use the .38 because I am much more accurate in point shooting with the .38 than I am with the .357 loads. So even though the thread is .357, I just want to add I've chosen to carry .38's due to the accuracy. Also, if my wife ever needs to grab the gun, I'd rather the recoil be a tame .38 than a steroid laden .357 load.
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[PD357HS2] $25.49 for 20 rds. :
This is 357 Mag Federal Hydra-Shok PD 130gr. Hollow Point Ammo. This ammo contains a post in the middle of the hollow point to give it rapid expansion and deep pentration. This ammo is also very suitable for short barreled weapons and women, because it is a reduced recoil round. This ammo has proven stopping power. Comes packed in 20rd plastic box.
$23.85 for 20 rds. @ Able's.
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Sorry it took so long to reply its a 3inch sp101
I use Fiocchi 158gr. Nice weight for a powerful round.
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