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Federal Nyclad 125gr .38 spl...who uses it?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by kmrcstintn, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. kmrcstintn

    kmrcstintn

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    due to financial needs I have had to liquidate several firearms this year and that brings the S&W 642 (that previously was my dad's before he passed) back into active rotation (sold my Ruger SP101) and the ammo I seem to have to feed it is Federal Nyclad 125gr hollowpoints:
    http://www.federalpremium.com/products/details/handgun.aspx?id=828

    out of curiosity, who chooses to use this vs. more modern designed hollowpoints? thanks...
     
  2. Mr Z

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    I have several boxes that my wife prefers to use. Seems to have milder recoil than other types of ammo.
     

  3. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    Dont use it anymore as I am currently using Gold Dot short barrels in my snub. Its a good load and if I get couldn't get the Gold Dot I would have no problem using it.
     
  4. Cfish

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    Great round if you have a snubbie that is not rated for +p.
     
  5. Deputydave

    Deputydave Millennium Member

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    I would suggest one of the short-barrel rounds such as GD or PDX1. They are bonded and will provide adequate penetration. Or, the good ole fashioned 158 LSWHP.
     
  6. kmrcstintn

    kmrcstintn

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    thanks for the recommedation concerning modern ammo choices, but my finances are TIGHT and I'm budgeting really hard, so no further ammo purchases for a long while to come...
     
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    I think they are a good round. If I could find 50 Rnd boxes of HPs for a reasonable price, non +P, I would be buying some for my snubs.
     
  8. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    You'll get by fine with the 125gr Nyclads. Just aim for the sternum or forehead.