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Old 02-17-2012, 15:44   #1
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3 inch Barrel question

Out of a 3 inch barrel, which of the fallowing calibers has consistently the best ballistics: .38 special +p, .44 special, or .357 magnum? I'm talking about Ft/Lbs , expansion and such. Thanks.
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Old 02-17-2012, 18:54   #2
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I would say 357mag hnads down, unless you ar ehandloading hot 44sp in a 44mag snub. With that you will get a lot of flash & bang, but also higher vel. the 38sp+P, not even a distant 3rd.
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Old 02-17-2012, 19:05   #3
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Ballistics by the Inch

38 Special

357 Mag

44 Special
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Old 02-17-2012, 19:18   #4
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Out of a 3 inch barrel, which of the fallowing calibers has consistently the best ballistics: .38 special +p, .44 special, or .357 magnum? I'm talking about Ft/Lbs , expansion and such. Thanks.
Pretty much no contest -
357 Magnum all the way

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Old 02-17-2012, 19:59   #5
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