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Standard bullet weight .38/.357?

s1xty7

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I prefer fixed sight revolvers in 357. I always heard that fixed sights were designed for 158gr projectiles. I don't reload, but all the factory rounds I have in 38 special and 357 are 158gr. I've also heard that lighter, hotter rounds can cause more gas erosion on the frame and forcing cone.

Just my 2 cents from what I've read.
 

ma96782

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When my PD stopped using the .38 Special for our on duty holster 4” S&W reviolvers we were being issued the .38 Special w/158 grain lead hollow point semi wadcutter loads (aka:FBI loads).

For my off duty loads in my .38 Special S&W Chief’s Special 2” I was using a 125 grain semi jacketed hollow point. But the regular duty loads were also GTG.

Aloha, Mark
 

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