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Old 11-04-2012, 09:54   #1
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S&w mod 15 2"


Hello , My question is ? Can I use +P ammo in this older K frame in "MINT CONDITION" I'ts a 15-2..
Thanks for any info.
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Old 11-04-2012, 16:58   #2
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Can you?, yes. Should you?, probably not. Modern S&W revolvers are specifically marked as being rated for +p ammo as to my knowledge current production .38's are heat treated the same as the .357's. In the past they were treated to different specs I believe. Many people shoot +p ammo out of older revolvers without issue, but in my opinion why take the risk? The .38 special has being doing the job for 120 years and the majority of the time was not using high pressure ammo, I shoot standard .38 hollowpoints from Hornandy out of mine with no worries.
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Old 03-08-2013, 20:30   #3
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Just ruined a beautiful 15-4 Smith w/six inch barrel. Reloaded some +P loads with 158gr. bullets. Over a period of a few months and couple hundred rounds, the cylinder started to drag! close inspection revieled a swelled chamber! So now I have one beautiful Smith and has to go back to the factory. All in the name of tighter groups. Each .2 grain increase over standard load was getting better and smaller groups. live and learn!
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Old 03-09-2013, 13:58   #4
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I would shoot a few +P to see were they hit for carry rounds and practice with the standard stuff.
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Old 03-09-2013, 14:10   #5
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A numbered model K frame won't be hurt by +P ammo within SAAMI specs. An overpressure book load can hurt any gun.
K frames were being used with .38 ammo nearly twice the pressure of what we're calling +P .38sp today. You'll always accelerate wear by running higher pressure ammo, but +P shouldn't threaten a numbered model K frame like a 15-2.

Congrats on the gun, I have a 4" 15-2, thousands of rounds through it, including a whole bunch of Magtech and Rem 125gr +P SJHP, Win +P+ 147gr jhp and Speer Lawman +P 158gr TMJ. Still tight, still crazy accurate, great revolver.

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Old 03-19-2013, 11:22   #6
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Hello , My question is ? Can I use +P ammo in this older K frame in "MINT CONDITION" I'ts a 15-2..

Thanks for any info.

This has gone beyond ridiculous...

» S&w mod. 15-2 ammo question.

» S&w mod 15 2" (NOTE: 'Special' Smith & Wesson Club 'Edition')

» Smith mod. 15-2 Ammo question


WTF is your problem?!?

You add NOTHING here, yet you keep TROLLING with this same STUPID question.

Why don't you head over to ARF.com and ask those guys?

They're just your speed.

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Old 03-19-2013, 11:34   #7
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Just ruined a beautiful 15-4 Smith w/six inch barrel. Reloaded some +P loads with 158gr. bullets. Over a period of a few months and couple hundred rounds, the cylinder started to drag! close inspection revieled a swelled chamber! So now I have one beautiful Smith and has to go back to the factory. All in the name of tighter groups. Each .2 grain increase over standard load was getting better and smaller groups. live and learn!

Those pesky reloading manuals are a regular beeotch, aren't they?


Want to know what your real mistake was?


You should have used .357 Magnum brass!!!


Plus a 9 mm taper crimp die, of course − or .38 Super, but only in a [*AHEM*] 'pinch'...


HTH
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