what SD round are you carrying in your snubbie?

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    WWB 125gr +P JHP in my Taurus 85 when I carry it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nc sp101 View Post
    SPEER .38 Special+P 135 gr. GOLD DOT Short Barrel Hollow Points
    ^This.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic70002 View Post
    CorBon 38 SPL +P+ but I can't remember the weight.
    I have several boxes of this as well, some in 110 Gr and some in 125 Gr. +P+ is hard if not impossible to find these days. My Taurus 606 is a 357 Mag snub with a ported barrel so +P+ is no problem at all and easier to shoot than 357 Mag rounds.
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    Looked like two 357 Mag loaded 125g Gold Dots and three 357 Mag loaded with Hornady 158g HP/XTP. I usually keep matching bullets loaded and don't know why I don't have matching bullets now. Plus several dust bunnies. Guess I better shot something pretty quick (look out armadillos) and do a little cleaning.
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    Currently I'm carrying .357 Winchester 110 grain SJHP in my S&W 649. They targeted well at the range and have a nice little pop to them. I have the Speer short barrel 135 grain .357 in the speed loaders. Remington's Golden Sabre .357 mag 125 grain is a comfortable round, (for me), to shoot but it is slightly reduced power. Your Ruger can certainly take the full house loads so in that case go with 125 grain Remington Express, Federal, or Double Tap.

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    Federal Nyclad 38 Special 125 gr.

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    S&W 442 - federal nyclad 125 gr.

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    Although I like the Speer Gold Dots and the idea of a tuned load for the short barrel, ie, the Speer Short Barrel I carry this:

    Buffalo Bore
    Item 20E utilizes a Jacketed Hollow Point 125 gr. Jacketed hollow nose bullet. This bullet is designed to expand at low speeds and has no problem opening up at considerably less velocity than our advertised 900 fps, from two inch barrels. Penetration in human tissue is roughly 12 inches. Note my test velocities below from real world, "over the counter" revolvers - NOT test BARRELS!

    1. S&W mod. 60, 2 inch barrel - 921 fps (235 ft. lbs.)
    2. S&W mod. 66, 2.5 inch barrel - 938 fps (244 ft. lbs.)
    3. Ruger SP101, 3 inch barrel - 1019 fps (288 ft. lbs.)
    4. S&W Mt. Gun, 4 inch barrel - 1078 fps (322 ft. lbs.)

    Field Proven pistol and handgun ammo. Maximum firepower ammo. Best ammunition for pistols and handguns for sale. Buffalo Bore. Strictly big bore. Strictly Business.

    Why?
    This:
    Buffalo Bore 125gr Speer Low Velocity JHC

    Verses this:
    Speer 135 grain Gold Dot Short Barrel

    Two inches more penetration

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    I also use 125 gr Guardian Gold 357 in the Ruger Speed Six that I carry. That isn't considered a snub in some circles but regardless, I think its a good choice.
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    +1 on the WWB 125gr +P JHP in a 442.

    I've got some Georgia arms Gold Dots but haven't tested them out yet.

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    Sw 442 using Golden Saber 125gr +p.

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    Right now Hornady Critical Defense 110 FXT Non +P. Cobra and S&W 36. I also like the Federal Nyclads and Remington 110 SJHP. No +p's. My older 36 was taking a toll with +p rounds and buffalo ammo. I find low pressure in the BB rounds but high recoil and batter rate. I am very happy to use just plain old standard velocity ammo. Hits are what count anyway.

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    442 = 135 grain Gold Dot +P
    357 Snubs = 125 grain Corbon. I all so use 125 grain Hi-Shock Federal Classic (better hang on if you use this round)= Minni canon.

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    Buffalo Bore 158 Grain LSWCHP - GC +P. 1050 FPS from a 1 7/8 inch Bbl = @ 375 Ft Lbs. This stuff expands great and penetrates deeply. Simply the best Medicine for BG's and Zombies around the house!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugergirl View Post
    I have read everything I can find on .38 spl. ammo and snubbies.
    For my Model 36 I've decided I like what I hear about the Federal Nyclad rounds, as far as penetration and expansion.
    The Cor-bon DPX 110 gr, run a close second, although I do have a 50 round box of Super-Vel with the original $7.65 price tag.
    Modern technology has improved ammo tremendously since the early 70's, I think I'll keep those as momento of days gone by

    OMG, I've just confessed to being older than dirt
    I use the same rounds in my Model 60 .38 spcl..

    Quote Originally Posted by ASHTXSNIPER View Post
    125 grn 357 federal hi-shok hp
    I use to put this in my k-frame model 66-1 untill I learned that this could damage the gun. I load it with the Corbon DPX load now, but may try out the Buffalo Bore short barrel tactical 140 or 158 grain loads.

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