Can you actually tell a .38 bullet from a 9mm bullet?
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October 5th, 2010 07:59 PM
I hope this isn't hijacking a post but got me curious now - can you (anyone) tell if a .38 or .357 has been fired out of a carbine rifle or short barrel handgun?
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October 5th, 2010 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by OldVet
Okay....so most of your question has already been answered here. Don't see much need in adding to anything. Thought my Range officer's overlay card had those separate, but it does not. My guess is that you'd need a set of calipers in order to field identify the 9mm vs the 38spl other than the heavier .38 bullets used in the .357mag and such.....along with the heavier weight of the bullet, the longer it will be.
.38spl bullets are .357", 9mm are .355", plus the shapes (9mm is more conical) and available weights are different.
October 5th, 2010 08:22 PM
I've used my .30-06 Rem 700 "sniper" rifle to drop a few bad deer and moose. Didn't cost $1200 like those newfangled 300 Magnums did either.
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October 5th, 2010 08:34 PM
I suspect that a lab could tell based on number of grooves, twist rate and other factors, depending on the condition of the projectile.
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October 5th, 2010 08:51 PM
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October 7th, 2010 05:51 PM
Nines also have a smaller frontal cross section.
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