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Old 10-14-2010, 08:17 PM
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Has anyone shot any of their 38's and if so, whatd you think? Which semi-wadcutter ammo is the best for practice and has the least amount of recoil? I find their prices pretty decent. Also, would I have to worry about crimp jump?

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I have run 100's of their .38-spl rounds thru my revolvers. No problems with any bullet-weight or configuration. I most generally use their 148-gr WC for the target-work and their 125-gr GD HP+P for realistic carry-loads. I carry Speer GD HP for short-barrels for personal-protection in my J-frames.

Their 125-gr SWC have little felt recoil. The straight-up 125-gr JHP rounds have but a bit more. I cannot comment on crimp-jump.

Their prices are quite competitive.
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I have a Taurus M82 (yes, I know!), and an SandW M15-3, refinished in dark grey/black teflon. I have used Georgia Arms 158gr.: LSWC's; plated SWC's. all non-plus-p rounds. They will go where you place them, each and every time. I have also shot Ultramax 158gr. LSWC's.

The plated SWC's are flat nosed, so they will work in your sister caliber lever actions. There is an aesthetic look to them, as well, compared to the 'average joe FMJ'. I mean, it is a 158 grain projectile, which is what both my revolvers are 'manufactured to zero, zero sight picture'.

The only comparison with both is that they are good for recoil-sensitive hands, or those that just found that a thumb has decided to show its age, with a bit more smoke, more flame (good for BG's night vision and your 'flash-sighting'), and responsive to every trigger pull.
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Least recoil - 148gr WC

Best practice - 158gr LRN or LSWC (IIRC, most .38spl revolvers with fixed sights are regulated with 158gr LRN for POA/POI)

Crimp jump - None that I've observed and I've put at least 50 rounds of nearly everything they produce in .38spl through a 637 Airweight.

Reliability - I've yet to have a FTF with Georga Arms ammo.

Price - Current pricing looks to be about 2% higher than it was in Jun-09 when I bought a vartiety of types to test the 637. IE: 158gr LSWC was $11.25/50 is now $11.50/50.

Brass - They use Starline brass for their "New" ammo. Great stuff for reloading -- and they make cast bullets too.

Overall - Great bang for the buck -- Try 'em, you'll like 'em.

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