Just an Observation on caliber decisions

Just an Observation on caliber decisions

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    Just an Observation on caliber decisions

    I was working up some .38 reloads when I had a thought. Alot of us that prefer calibers in the .357, .45 range are reloaders along with being ex military, an ex LEO,s. We handle all calibers of projectiles. When you have 230gr or 158gr projectile in your hands it is quite noticeably bigger an heavier than 115gr or 95. Gr forget the obvious numbers just the feeling is a huge difference. Put that along with the years of training an shooting the controllability of these weapons is moot. That is why I believe I see the same names along with myself saying bigger slower just works. image.jpg you cannot handle these projectiles without coming away with these beliefs. Above are my plinking rds 230gr 158gr 115 gr 95gr
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    Actually.. you can. I think the US Army thinks smaller faster is better.

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    That is why I believe I see the same names along with myself saying bigger slower just works......you cannot handle these projectiles without coming away with these beliefs.
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    I have a very simple view on what is the "best" caliber. It is what is in my firearm when I need it that is the best.
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    After considering heavier/slower vs. lighter/faster for some time, I have decided to go with something in the middle no matter what caliber it is.
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    I just like big heavy bullets.
    230 grain for .45ACP and 158 grain for .38 +P and .357
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    gee. feel like kickstarting another caliber war?

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    how about this. 5.7X28 all the way. velocity trumps mass. oh yeah, I went there!

    .32 H&R mag rules the planet. Fo'get ya'll.

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    I just don't think this one is going anywhere fast.........or slow...............or light.......or heavy............
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    This thread seems to be loaded down with a lot of lead
    “You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”

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