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mountainman13 04-09-2012 02:12 PM

.38 spl in .357 mag
 
Any accuracy loss?

hiwall 04-09-2012 02:16 PM

most often it is the opposite - accuracy gain

mountainman13 04-09-2012 02:29 PM

Due to recoil recovery or ballistics?

hiwall 04-09-2012 03:04 PM

I was not thinking of recoil recovery but that would be true also. I was talking about slow aimed fire. I have shot a large number of 38's in 357 guns and I have never seen (in my own experience) one that shoots 357's better. I am sure some may exist but I have not run across any.

mountainman13 04-09-2012 03:14 PM

Alright cool. Thanks for the info. I just acquired a .357 mag snubby and all I could get my hands on were the .38 spl. Looking forward to running a box through it when I get back from down south.

JonM 04-09-2012 07:42 PM

If you want the best accuracy and reload use 357mag cases and load using 38spl charge weights. This gets the bullet as close to the forcing cone as possible and increases accuracy even more.

The reason full power 357 loads arent as accurate is because the bullet is being driven way past its ideal operating speed.

mountainman13 04-09-2012 08:26 PM

Nice Ty jon

ninjatoth 04-09-2012 11:53 PM

I have heard reports of .38 special rounds having about 50/ft per second less velocity outof a .357 snub vs out of a standard .38 special revolver.Not enough to fret over.

trex1310 04-10-2012 01:23 AM

Quote:

If you want the best accuracy and reload use 357mag cases and load using 38spl charge weights.
This is what I do as well. I also use hard cast semi-wadcutters with a
gas check (cuts down on leading). You can use .38spl brass and crimp
in the 2nd grease groove. This helps some with bullet jump.

danf_fl 04-10-2012 11:05 AM

If you are looking for a "generally as a rule" answer, there is none.

Some have increased accuracy, some have worse.

Each handgun is different.


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