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.38 S & W in .38 Spl/.357 Mag Chambers?

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Old 04-05-2009, 03:10 AM   #11
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It was ALLEGED that the reason the 200 gr military load used by the Brits actually had some effectiveness, was that when that 200 grain bullet hit you, odds are it was traveling sideways. Problem with trying to get that thing to stabilize. Vaguely recall something about Germany protesting that the round violated the Geneva Accords....
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:49 AM   #12
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The history is interesting, but I have an H&R revolver chambered for this round. I've shot over 150 rounds through it (when ammo could still be found on the shelves) and I can attest to the dismal performance of this round. I'd rather use a slingshot than a .38 S&W. Any round that bounces straight back at you when aiming at a block of wood 10 feet from the muzzle is NOT the kind of round that I would call "effective". Unless of course you could place all 5 rounds in the head.
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