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A +P load in a 'standard' case?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by darkminstrel, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    About to delve into my first reloading experiences and want to cook up a few SD loads. I have a number of cases, .38 in this instance, what have +P on the headstamp. I understand the mechanics of the +P load, but does the case differ from a non +P case?

    Edit; The logic states that it's the weapon that needs to handle the increased pressure, not the case since it's nestled in the chamber(or cylinder in this case).
     
  2. 2gr8dgs

    2gr8dgs oregon Active Member

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    the +"P" stamp is the only difference. some brass might be thicker than others, say Winchester +P vs Remington standard 38, but in general it's the same brass.
     
  3. Browning55

    Browning55 Seattle-Everett Area Active Member

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    Same cases. Don't worry.