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Old 07-06-2013, 11:39 PM
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Great article and I am in agreement that perhaps .38 S&W data is perhaps anemic for the more modern, solid frame revolvers.

I have a .38 S&W Colt Police Positive from about 1927 that appeared to be in excellent condition, until I shot it. It has three bulged chambers which I can only suspect someone was trying to hot-rod the .38 S&W.

It shoots accurate and I have realized a small advance in velocity with 146 grain loads but am reticent to try to load it too much hotter because of the bulged chambers, they might be bulged enough that they are about to split.

I may not be shooting it at all anymore.

It's a shame because the revolver and its "possibilities" might have lent itself to some loads more powerful (but safe) than the factory standard.
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