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whats in your j frame

Discussion in 'The Snubbie Club' started by 1canvas, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. what are people carrying in those .357 magnum snubbies and do you know the actual speeds the 2'' barrel produces? i just wonder how many carry hot .38s or full power magnum loads.
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2010
  2. I prefer the short barrel loads that Speer makes. I use both the .38spl +P and .357 magnum. Lots of good testing on the .38spl +P load. There was also a 20 page PDF showing how the bullets were specifically designed for short barrel handguns.

    AMMO TEST

    http://www.speer-ammo.com/products/bullet_tests.htm
     

  3. G19aps

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    Speer 135gr +p GD in my 340. Velocities out of my 642 were in the 870fps range. +P .38s kick enough for me.
     
  4. a1b2c3

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    I carry 158gr Golden Saber 38s in mine. I don't see the point of magnums in a snubby.
     
  5. Chup

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    357Mag. 125G. Federal and Corbon in my 357 Snubs. 135G. +P Gold Dot in my 442 Backup.
     
  6. Berto

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    135gr Gold Dots in my 49, about 870fps.
    Golden Sabers 125gr in my 3" SP101, just over 1200fps.
     
  7. Glockbuster

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    Winchester Supreme SXT .38 spl +P-130 gr. in my 340PD
     
  8. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    Rem. .357mag 125gr. SJHP, the round that "started it all" are in my 640s and sp101 (all of my .357s come to think of it).

    Rem. .38spl 158gr. LHP +p, the round that "started it all" in all my .38spls.
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2010
  9. AZ_Quailhunter

    AZ_Quailhunter NRA Life Member

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    In my .357's, Buffalo Bore 158gr....in my .38's.....Hornady 110gr +P CD.
     
  10. tpr7304

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    Speer 135gr +p GDHP in my 442.
     
  11. Two Guns

    Two Guns VIP MEMBER

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    I carry some hand loaded 135 grainers.
     
  12. krunchnik

    krunchnik THE CROW

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    Hornady Critical Defense 125 gr in my SP101 .357 mag of coarse
     
  13. JK-linux

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    158gr +P LSWCHP. Call me resistant to change. Nice out of a J Frame, and nicer yet with a 3" bbl.
     
  14. fasteddie565

    fasteddie565 Combat Diver

    Blazer 158 grn JHP from a 340SC
     
  15. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    its not about change bro, its about finding something new that does what the old stuff doesnt.

    the Remington version of your load has record prooven on the street including expansion from a snubby in human adversaries.

    yes, there are plenty of new rounds, modern technology....but they dont do anything better than the Rem. load, except maybe cost more....
     
  16. Photoman642

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  17. Chonny

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    Buffalo Bore .38 158 +p.
     
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  18. Definitely Buffalo Bore .38SPL 158gr LSWCHP
    Hot Stuff, like they say, it Turbo Charges a .38SPL.
    1040FPS energy at 379 ft lbs out of a 2" bbl S&W, not bad at all.
     
  19. DonGlock26

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    +1 :thumbsup:
     
  20. captcurly

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    Speer Short Barrel 38spl +P is in my carry J frame.