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Originally Posted by aterry33 View Post
Does anyone know why the military chose 130 grain 38 special ammo for its M41 load as opposed to 158 grain stuff? I supposed they chose the FMJ as opposed to LRN due to international law considerations.
Because that is what Army Ordnance specced it at during WWII.

If you can get the librarian at the USAOC&S library at Aberdeen Proving Grounds to research this you might be able to discover the rational. The Ordnance Center has fairly recently been moved to Fort Lee VA, possibly the library went too.
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