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Another for J-frame ammo

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by Bevenue, May 25, 2011.

  1. Bevenue

    Bevenue

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    In another thread you said
    "Ryan, if recoil is not a problem, I personally go with Speer Gold Dot 135 grain +P as first choice, Remington Express 158 grain lead hollowpoint +P as close second choice in .38 Special.

    best,
    Mas"

    In the 158 grain lead semi-wad cutter hollow point +P. Is there a difference in street performance between the Remington, Federal, and Winchester? Or do you just prefer the Remington brand?
     
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

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    Historically, Remington has used a softer lead composition than its competitors in this load, resulting in generally more consistent expansion. DEA agents told me decades ago that their agency had determined that in testing and field-review of shootings. Google Steve Camp, whose research has more recently confirmed the same. Of course, it's particularly important with short barrel weapons, where there's going to be less velocity to drive expansion.

    best,
    Mas