Speer Gold Dot 125 grain .38 special +P
Muzzle Energy = 248 foot lbs.
Speer Gold Dot 158 grain .357 Magnum
Muzzle Energy = 535 foot lbs
Muzzle energy is not a direct correlation to recoil, but does demonstrate the difference between the two rounds.
Here is a Handgun Recoil Chart I discovered online. Some might find it interesting.
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Last edited by Bighead; 12-15-2008 at 07:42 AM.