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Old 05-16-2018, 05:27 PM
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I know it is not scientific but it sure is fun on a 90 degree Mississippi day. I usually try out a hollow point in whatever revolver went to the range with me on that day. I lined up six water jugs and tried out a Federal 357 180 Grain SJHP. It put a dent in the back of the 4th jug and expanded well. I had some jugs left so I lined them up and loaded a Remington 38 FBI load in the same 686. It busted the back of the 4th jug then fell back. It too expanded well. I was surprised that the old FBI load held its own against the Federal 357 round.


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I know it is not scientific but it sure is fun on a 90 degree Mississippi day. I usually try out a hollow point in whatever revolver went to the range with me on that day. I lined up six water jugs and tried out a Federal 357 180 Grain SJHP. It put a dent in the back of the 4th jug and expanded well. I had some jugs left so I lined them up and loaded a Remington 38 FBI load in the same 686. It busted the back of the 4th jug then fell back. It too expanded well. I was surprised that the old FBI load held its own against the Federal 357 round.


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Old 05-16-2018, 06:52 PM
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I love shooting water jugs! Like you said, it's not super-scientific FBI jello...but I get them for free and they are fun to blow up.

I test any ammo brand I may carry in gallon water jugs. I don't really have any specific performance levels I'm looking for. But if a round won't expand in water it probably won't expand in something trying to hurt me.

I've tested both those rounds you did....also in a 4" 686...not surprisingly got identical results
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