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Old 04-04-2011, 07:06 PM
David Sinko David Sinko is offline
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This is very interesting. I'd expect a swaged hollowpoint bullet to expand at .38 Special velocities, or at least at the 1000 FPS I hope to achieve in my 2" Model 64 with modern powders. On the other hand I'd expect real .357 Magnum velocities to tear this bullet apart.

What is the reason for advising to NEVER use less powder? Is it possible that the bullet can stick in the bore, and the inertia causes the swaged core to exit the barrel, leaving the half jacket stuck in the bore? You'd have a hole in the target and a bore obstruction at the same time. Is that possible?

Dave Sinko
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