Buffalo Bore ammo is a possibility.
This is a discussion on Best .38+P with 4" Barrel? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have a Taurus 608 .357 8-shot revolver for the house but I don't want to use the full load .357's. Right now it's carrying ...
I have a Taurus 608 .357 8-shot revolver for the house but I don't want to use the full load .357's. Right now it's carrying Corbon .38 125gr. +P (1125fps) which I know is among the best choices in .38. I am also going to try the .357 Golden Saber's which are reduced velocity .357's and are the same grain bullet but with a little more energy. Are there any other loads on this level I should consider?
When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier.
+1 on what the Cap'n says
I also would look at Speers Gold Dotline
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Thanks, I was not aware of that brand
The short barrel GD from Speer is excellent.
How does the short barrel GD do out of a 4" barrel? I would expect even more expansion but you never know since it was designed specifically for SB's? Do you know of any tests available online where they used a 4" barrel??
I don't know of any testing done but I have a 4" GP100 on the way and I'll fire a couple rounds and see. I don't have a camera so I wouldn't be able to post pics. If it's excellent from a snubby, it should be just as good from a 4".
Basically I'm looking for the hottest .38+p or a medium velocity .357.
This is getting to be old data but I tested some Winchester +P 158 grain SWC-HP ammunition about 10 years ago that clocked around 980 fps from my S&W Model 10 and 920 fps from my 2-inch Chief's Special.