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Old June 11th, 2019, 08:47 AM #11
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As mentioned , it's still offered by the big mfgs , albeit in intermittent production runs . Rarely seen on local shelves, you'll probably have to order online . ( Back in the day , W-W , R-P, and Fed were considered identical within lot to lot tolerences . Used by various LEA interchangeably depending on low bidder .)

The Buffalo Bore is even more better-er , with an additional 50-100fps . Cool beans for medium frames, but alloy small frame snubbies, be careful of your control/ pain threshold levels . Even in the era when I regularly shot full power 125gr .357 , the FBI Load from a 13oz revolver was as much excitement on the back end as I cared for .
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Is that a current recommendation from Mas? You should take a look at the ballistic gel testing that Lucky Gunner does.

https://www.luckygunner.com/labs/rev...llistics-test/
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There is a school of thought that favors a a non-expanding projectile for the snubbie.
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There is a school of thought that favors a a non-expanding projectile for the snubbie.
I would lean towards this load if it were me. I like HST’s in all calibers.

https://www.luckygunner.com/38-speci...rounds#geltest
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Buffalo Bore has standard pressure low-flash loads: 158 gr SWC-HP, as well as 150 gr hard-cast wadcutter, and a 125 gr JHP.

Link: https://www.buffalobore.com/index.ph...duct_list&c=23

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Thanks for all three responses. They're very helpful.

The worst chore on the earth is shooting soft lead through a bore, then trying to clean it!

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The worst chore on the earth is shooting soft lead through a bore, then trying to clean it!
When I was a LEO and agency instructor I made a recommendation to switch from 125 grain +P SJHP ammunition to the 158 grain +P lead hollow point as at that time (1980s) it had the best record for effectiveness. We purchased some to test...you should have heard all the whining and criticism from officers who tested it because it was harder to clean afterwards. So...we stuck with the 125 grain.

There's all kinds of reasons to adopt or not adopt a particular caliber and bullet design...and not all reasons have to make sense.
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