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Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 03-04-2009, 11:52 PM
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Posted By BeatlesSteve
I have a .38 Special Ruger SP-101 3" barrel, I...

I have a .38 Special Ruger SP-101 3" barrel, I bought the +P gold dot 135 gr bullets today. I have read a lot of good things about those bullets.

Do you have any experience with buffalo bore...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-03-2009, 12:58 AM
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Posted By BeatlesSteve
When I am looking at different ballistics charts,...

When I am looking at different ballistics charts, do I want to bullet that has the highest velocity & energy at the muzzle?
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-02-2009, 11:20 PM
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Posted By BeatlesSteve
Do you have any ammo recommendations or maybe...

Do you have any ammo recommendations or maybe some websites I can go to that will help me make up my mind?

There are just so many choices it just seems difficult. I have seen statistics that the...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-02-2009, 11:05 PM
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Posted By BeatlesSteve
Thanks a lot for your response & explaining this....

Thanks a lot for your response & explaining this. It totally make sense, increased pressure creates more wear & tear on the firearm.

My next point was that shouldn't I fire a couple of +P rounds...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-02-2009, 10:54 PM
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Posted By BeatlesSteve
Thank you for your response, I have sent Ruger a...

Thank you for your response, I have sent Ruger a response via email inquiring about the +P issue.

I am still up in the air as to which +P bullets are most effective for home defense, but it...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-02-2009, 09:30 PM
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Posted By BeatlesSteve
Can you please explain why the +P bullets...

Can you please explain why the +P bullets accelerate the wear of a firearm?
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-02-2009, 01:08 AM
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Posted By BeatlesSteve
Not sure if you saw it but this is the response...

Not sure if you saw it but this is the response that I posted in the introduction thread regarding why I bought the .38 versus the .357:

I was looking for the .357 but they didn't have a used .357...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-02-2009, 01:05 AM
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Posted By BeatlesSteve
Interesting, I didn't know performance ammo...

Interesting, I didn't know performance ammo accelerates wear on the fire arm. Through my research though I did read numerous articles that said not to use the performance ammo at the range, only...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-02-2009, 12:47 AM
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Posted By BeatlesSteve
If Ruger tells me that I can't use +P ammo but...

If Ruger tells me that I can't use +P ammo but the guy at the gun shop told me that I could then I should be able to get a refund, shouldn't I?
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-01-2009, 11:58 PM
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Posted By BeatlesSteve
Does the higher grain size mean a more powerful...

Does the higher grain size mean a more powerful or better bullet?

What you sent is a 110 grain bullet but I have seen 158 grain bullets, Is the 158 grain more powerful or have more stopping power?
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-01-2009, 10:40 PM
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Posted By BeatlesSteve
Best .38 Home Defense Ammunition

I bought a Ruger SP101 .38 special today, what is the best ammunition for it with regards to home defense?

Is the best ammunition normally the most powerful for a particular firearm?
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