38 special short?

38 special short?

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    38 special short?

    I've done a small bit of searching and e-mailed the manufacturer.
    Didn't find any good answers or opinions.
    They say they're fine to shoot in any 38 sp revolver.
    Magtech® Revolver .38 Special - Short 125 Grain rounds.
    Do you see any reason not to use them in a M19 Smith snubbie?

    I've decided to give this gun to some one because of its easy trigger and medium weight.
    22lr revolvers have too heavy trigger pull and this is the lightest caliber revolver I own.
    We're not interested right now in purchasing a semi so...
    I'm looking for a very light (recoil) round to "plink" with for practice until we work up to standard 38sp.

    Any thoughts?


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    At a quick look at them the only problem I can foresee is the same as using 38spl in a 357. Extensive use will sometimes leave a buildup of residue that may prevent chambering a 38 or 357 until the chambers have been cleaned, otherwise I see no problems. That does look like it may be a very soft recoiling load for new shooters also.
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    Cool

    I think the 148 gr. wadcutter load from any of the major manufactures would be a good choice and we know that load works well in a S&W 19.

    Just make sure to keep the chambers and forcing cone clean of lead buildup.

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    Not really an ammunition question but, do you have a suggestion for a good cleaner/solvent to help remove lead when using wadcutters?

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    Plain old Hoppes Number 9 and a bronze brush works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Plain old Hoppes Number 9 and a bronze brush works for me.
    This is also what I use with perfect satisfaction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    This is also what I use with perfect satisfaction.
    These guys know what they're talking about- Hoppes 9. I use it on all my guns, and have NO problems whatsoever. It also smells really good...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RevolvingMag View Post
    These guys know what they're talking about- Hoppes 9. I use it on all my guns, and have NO problems whatsoever. It also smells really good...
    My wife used to accuse me of using it for cologne.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    My wife used to accuse me of using it for cologne.
    I've debated (internally of course) swapping it out with my wife's perfume... Just because.
    "Rock and load, lock and roll... what's it matter? FIRE!!"

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