.38 SPECIAL
Firearm: Colt Diamondback
Barrel Length: 2.5"
Caliber: .38 Special
Bullet Diameter: 0.355"
Bullet Weight: 100 grains
Make: Cor-Bon Pow R Ball
Velocity: 1481 FPS
Recovered Bullet Diameter: 0.565"
Recovered Bullet Weight: 77.3 grains
Distance From Muzzle: 20'
Firearm: S&W M60
Barrel Length: 2.0"
Caliber: .38 Special
Bullet Diameter: 0.357"
Bullet Weight: 110 grains
Make: Federal JHP Hydra-Shok
Velocity: 838 FPS
Recovered Bullet Diameter: 0.610"
Recovered Bullet Weight: 107.0 grains
Distance From Muzzle: 20'
Firearm: Colt Diamondback
Barrel Length: 2.5"
Caliber: .38 Special
Bullet Diameter: 0.357"
Bullet Weight: 110 grains
Make: Winchester STHP
Velocity: 863 FPS
Recovered Bullet Diameter: 0.380"
Recovered Bullet Weight: 109.6 grains
Distance From Muzzle: 20'
Firearm: Colt Diamondback
Barrel Length: 2.5"
Caliber: .38 Special
Bullet Diameter: 0.357"
Bullet Weight: 110 grains
Make: Winchester STHP
Velocity: 882 FPS
Recovered Bullet Diameter: 0.560"
Recovered Bullet Weight: 110.0 grains
Distance From Muzzle: 20'
Firearm: S&W M60
Barrel Length: 2.0"
Caliber: .38 Special
Bullet Diameter: 0.357"
Bullet Weight: 110 grains
Make: Winchester JHP +P
Velocity: 887 FPS
Recovered Bullet Diameter: 0.515"
Recovered Bullet Weight: 109.0 grains
Distance From Muzzle: 20'
Firearm: Colt Trooper
Barrel Length: 4.0"
Caliber: .38 Special
Bullet Diameter: 0.357"
Bullet Weight: 110 grains
Make: Winchester JHP +P
Velocity: 1013 FPS
Recovered Bullet Diameter: 0.600"
Recovered Bullet Weight: 109.0 grains
Distance From Muzzle: 20'
Firearm: S&W M60
Barrel Length: 2.0"
Caliber: .38 Special
Bullet Diameter: 0.357"
Bullet Weight: 125 grains
Make: CCI JHP
Velocity: 893 FPS
Recovered Bullet Diameter: 0.365"
Recovered Bullet Weight: 108.5 grains
Distance From Muzzle: 20'
Firearm: Colt Diamondback
Barrel Length: 2.5"
Caliber: .38 Special
Bullet Diameter: 0.357"
Bullet Weight: 125 grains
Make: Federal JHP Hi-Shok
Velocity: 882 FPS
Recovered Bullet Diameter: 0.597"
Recovered Bullet Weight: 124.7 grains
Distance From Muzzle: 20'
Firearm: Winchester 92 Carbine
Barrel Length: 20.0"
Caliber: .38 Special
Bullet Diameter: 0.357"
Bullet Weight: 125 grains
Make: Federal JHP
Velocity: 1188 FPS
Recovered Bullet Diameter: 0.542"
Recovered Bullet Weight: 88.0 grains
Distance From Muzzle: 20'
Firearm: S&W M60
Barrel Length: 2.0"
Caliber: .38 Special
Bullet Diameter: 0.357"
Bullet Weight: 125 grains
Make: Hornady JHP XTP
Velocity: 846 FPS
Recovered Bullet Diameter: 0.400"
Recovered Bullet Weight: 125.0 grains
Distance From Muzzle: 20'
Firearm: Colt Diamondback
Barrel Length: 2.5"
Caliber: .38 Special
Bullet Diameter: 0.357"
Bullet Weight: 125 grains
Make: Remington JHP GS
Velocity: 986 FPS
Recovered Bullet Diameter: 0.650"
Recovered Bullet Weight: 125.0 grains
Distance From Muzzle: 15'
Firearm: Colt Trooper
Barrel Length: 4.0"
Caliber: .38 Special
Bullet Diameter: 0.357"
Bullet Weight: 125 grains
Make: Remington JHP GS
Velocity: 1001 FPS
Recovered Bullet Diameter: 0.660"
Recovered Bullet Weight: 125.0 grains
Distance From Muzzle: 15'
Firearm: S&W M60
Barrel Length: 2.0"
Caliber: .38 Special
Bullet Diameter: 0.357"
Bullet Weight: 125 grains
Make: Speer JHP GD
Velocity: 914 FPS
Recovered Bullet Diameter: 0.592"
Recovered Bullet Weight: 123.5 grains
Distance From Muzzle: 20'
Firearm: Colt Trooper
Barrel Length: 4.0"
Caliber: .38 Special
Bullet Diameter: 0.357"
Bullet Weight: 129 grains
Make: Federal JHP Hydra-Shok
Velocity: 942 FPS
Recovered Bullet Diameter: 0.640"
Recovered Bullet Weight: 125.0 grains
Distance From Muzzle: 20'
Firearm: Colt Diamondback
Barrel Length: 2.5"
Caliber: .38 Special
Bullet Diameter: 0.357"
Bullet Weight: 130 grains
Make: Winchester JHP SXT
Velocity: 927 FPS
Recovered Bullet Diameter: 0.629"
Recovered Bullet Weight: 129.4 grains
Distance From Muzzle: 15'
Firearm: Colt Diamondback
Barrel Length: 2.5"
Caliber: .38 Special
Bullet Diameter: 0.357"
Bullet Weight: 135 grains
Make: Speer JHP GD
Velocity: 792 FPS
Recovered Bullet Diameter: 0.600"
Recovered Bullet Weight: 133.3 grains
Distance From Muzzle: 20'
Firearm: S&W M-10
Barrel Length: 2.0"
Caliber: .38 Special
Bullet Diameter: 0.357"
Bullet Weight: 135 grains
Make: Speer JHP GD +P
Velocity: 798 FPS
Recovered Bullet Diameter: 0.585"
Recovered Bullet Weight: 134.0 grains
Distance From Muzzle: 20'
Firearm: Colt Trooper
Barrel Length: 4.0"
Caliber: .38 Special
Bullet Diameter: 0.357"
Bullet Weight: 135 grains
Make: Speer JHP GD
Velocity: 947 FPS
Recovered Bullet Diameter: 0.546"
Recovered Bullet Weight: 134.6 grains
Distance From Muzzle: 20'
Firearm: Ruger GA32
Barrel Length: 2.75"
Caliber: .38 Special
Bullet Diameter: 0.357"
Bullet Weight: 147 grains
Make: Federal JHP Hydra-Shok
Velocity: 843 FPS
Recovered Bullet Diameter: 0.592"
Recovered Bullet Weight: 145.5 grains
Distance From Muzzle: 20'
Firearm: Ruger GA32
Barrel Length: 2.75"
Caliber: .38 Special
Bullet Diameter: 0.357"
Bullet Weight: 147 grains
Make: Federal JHP Hydra-Shok
Velocity: 865 FPS
Recovered Bullet Diameter: 0.644"
Recovered Bullet Weight: 143.5 grains
Distance From Muzzle: 20'
Firearm: S&W M28
Barrel Length: 4.0"
Caliber: .38 Special
Bullet Diameter: 0.357"
Bullet Weight: 147 grains
Make: Federal JHP Hydra-Shok
Velocity: 925 FPS
Recovered Bullet Diameter: 0.602"
Recovered Bullet Weight: 145.0 grains
Distance From Muzzle: 20'
Firearm: Colt Trooper
Barrel Length: 4.0"
Caliber: .38 Special
Bullet Diameter: 0.357"
Bullet Weight: 158 grains
Make: Cor-Bon Lead HP
Velocity: 1050 FPS
Recovered Bullet Diameter: 0.565"
Recovered Bullet Weight: 155.0 grains
Distance From Muzzle: 20'
Firearm: S&W M60
Barrel Length: 2.0"
Caliber: .38 Special
Bullet Diameter: 0.357"
Bullet Weight: 158 grains
Make: Winchester Lead SWCHP
Velocity: 831 FPS
Recovered Bullet Diameter: 0.434"
Recovered Bullet Weight: 157.0 grains
Distance From Muzzle: 20'
Firearm: Colt Diamondback
Barrel Length: 2.5"
Caliber: .38 Special
Bullet Diameter: 0.357"
Bullet Weight: 158 grains
Make: Winchester Lead SWCHP
Velocity: 882 FPS
Recovered Bullet Diameter: 0.487"
Recovered Bullet Weight: 156.6 grains
Distance From Muzzle: 10'

COMPARISON LOADINGS FOR THIS CALIBER
.38 Special
S&W M-60 - 2.0 Inch Barrel
BRAND BULLET WEIGHT (grains) BULLET TYPE CASE POWDER POWDER CHARGE (grains) PRIMER 1 2 3 4 5 6 SD (FPS) ES (FPS) AVE (FPS)
Federal 110 JHP Hydra-Shok Factory Factory Factory Factory 830 825 854 867 849   17 42 845
Winchester 110 JHP +P Factory Factory Factory Factory 916 870 901 825 862   36 91 875
CCI 125 JHP +P Factory Factory Factory Factory 862 887 878 846 835   22 52 862
Federal 125 JHP Hi-Shok +P Factory Factory Factory Factory 857 827 837 841 843   11 30 841
Hornady 125 JHP XTP Factory Factory Factory Factory 911 841 842 906 845   36 70 869
Remington 125 JHP GS +P Factory Factory Factory Factory 919 899 932 923 931   13 33 921
Speer 125 JHP GD +P Factory Factory Factory Factory 862 895 917 920 903   23 58 899
Federal 129 JHP Hydra-Shok +P Factory Factory Factory Factory 788 823 820 813 796   15 35 808
UMC 130 FMJ FP Factory Factory Factory Factory 757 724 739 729 755   15 33 741
Winchester 130 JHP SXT +P Factory Factory Factory Factory 923 845 861 858 883   31 78 874
Federal 148 Lead WC Match Factory Factory Factory Factory 681 694 682 665 665   12 29 677
Winchester 158 Lead HP +P Factory Factory Factory Factory 787 814 818 801 829   16 42 810
BRAND BULLET WEIGHT (grains) BULLET TYPE CASE POWDER POWDER CHARGE (grains) PRIMER 1 2 3 4 5 6 SD (FPS) ES (FPS) AVE (FPS)

COMPARISON LOADINGS FOR THIS CALIBER
.38 Special
Colt Diamondback - 2.5 Inch Barrel
BRAND BULLET WEIGHT (grains) BULLET TYPE CASE POWDER POWDER CHARGE (grains) PRIMER 1 2 3 4 5 6 SD (FPS) ES (FPS) AVE (FPS)
Cor-Bon 100 Pow R Ball Factory Factory Factory Factory 1495 1504 1463 1465 1472 1506 19 43 1484
Federal 110 JHP Hydra-Shok Factory Factory Factory Factory 891 859 861 877 890 865 14 32 874
Winchester 110 STHP Factory Factory Factory Factory 922 904 906 942 912 927 14 38 918
Winchester 110 JHP +P Factory Factory Factory Factory 914 962 974 972 989 960 26 75 962
CCI 125 JHP +P Factory Factory Factory Factory 943 925 904 910 878 860 30 83 903
Federal 125 JHP Hi-Shok +P Factory Factory Factory Factory 911 945 954 965 941 914 22 54 938
Hornady 125 JHP XTP Factory Factory Factory Factory 920 900 884 887 898 910 14 36 900
Remington 125 JHP GS +P Factory Factory Factory Factory 1011 1016 1024 1000 1010 1019 8 24 1013
Speer 125 JHP GD +P Factory Factory Factory Factory 931 939 960 894 940 971 27 77 939
Federal 129 JHP Hydra-Shok +P Factory Factory Factory Factory 812 852 882 853 856 853 22 70 851
UMC 130 FMJ FP Factory Factory Factory Factory 796 776 758 766     16 38 774
Winchester 130 JHP SXT +P Factory Factory Factory Factory 913 927 937 915 879 918 20 58 915
Speer 135 JHP GD +P Factory Factory Factory Factory 838 827 838 816 839 817 10 23 829
Federal 148 Lead WC Match Factory Factory Factory Factory 716 699 681 699 687 699 12 35 697
Winchester 158 Lead SWC HP Factory Factory Factory Factory 873 902 895 888 889 849 19 53 883
BRAND BULLET WEIGHT (grains) BULLET TYPE CASE POWDER POWDER CHARGE (grains) PRIMER 1 2 3 4 5 6 SD (FPS) ES (FPS) AVE (FPS)

COMPARISON LOADINGS FOR THIS CALIBER
.38 Special
Ruger GA-32 - 2.75 Inch Barrel
BRAND BULLET WEIGHT (grains) BULLET TYPE CASE POWDER POWDER CHARGE (grains) PRIMER 1 2 3 4 5 6 SD (FPS) ES (FPS) AVE (FPS)
Federal 147 JHP Hydra-Shok +P+ Factory Factory Factory Factory 904 905 893       7 12 901
BRAND BULLET WEIGHT (grains) BULLET TYPE CASE POWDER POWDER CHARGE (grains) PRIMER 1 2 3 4 5 6 SD (FPS) ES (FPS) AVE (FPS)

COMPARISON LOADINGS FOR THIS CALIBER
.38 Special
Colt Trooper MKIII - 4.0 Inch Barrel
BRAND BULLET WEIGHT (grains) BULLET TYPE CASE POWDER POWDER CHARGE (grains) PRIMER 1 2 3 4 5 6 SD (FPS) ES (FPS) AVE (FPS)
Winchester 110 JHP +P Factory Factory Factory Factory 1031 1015 1013 1031 986 1005 17 45 1014
Federal 125 JHP Hi-Shok +P Factory Factory Factory Factory 939 950 982 979 967 961 17 43 963
Remington 125 JHP GS +P Factory Factory Factory Factory 1045 1001 1046 1013 1005 1025 20 45 1023
Federal 129 JHP +P Factory Factory Factory Factory 947 961 944 931 944 928 12 33 943
Winchester 130 JHP SXT +P Factory Factory Factory Factory 963 956 952 960 967 965 6 15 961
Speer 135 JHP GD +P Factory Factory Factory Factory 958 974 949 947 943 936 13 38 951
Cor-Bon 158 Lead HP +P+ Factory Factory Factory Factory 1049 1079 1052 1061 1033 1029 18 50 1051
BRAND BULLET WEIGHT (grains) BULLET TYPE CASE POWDER POWDER CHARGE (grains) PRIMER 1 2 3 4 5 6 SD (FPS) ES (FPS) AVE (FPS)

COMPARISON LOADINGS FOR THIS CALIBER
.38 Special
S&W M28 - 4.0 Inch Barrel
BRAND BULLET WEIGHT (grains) BULLET TYPE CASE POWDER POWDER CHARGE (grains) PRIMER 1 2 3 4 5 6 SD (FPS) ES (FPS) AVE (FPS)
UMC 130 FMJ FP Factory Factory Factory Factory 791 791 795 808     8 17 796
Federal 147 JHP Hydra-Shok +P+ Factory Factory Factory Factory 898 897 932 998 980 960 42 101 944
BRAND BULLET WEIGHT (grains) BULLET TYPE CASE POWDER POWDER CHARGE (grains) PRIMER 1 2 3 4 5 6 SD (FPS) ES (FPS) AVE (FPS)

COMPARISON LOADINGS FOR THIS CALIBER
.38 Special
Marlin `894 Carbine - 18.5 Inch Barrel
BRAND BULLET WEIGHT (grains) BULLET TYPE CASE POWDER POWDER CHARGE (grains) PRIMER 1 2 3 4 5 6 SD (FPS) ES (FPS) AVE (FPS)
Remington 125 FP Factory Factory Factory Factory 1306 1359 1327 1324 1344   20 53 1332
BRAND BULLET WEIGHT (grains) BULLET TYPE CASE POWDER POWDER CHARGE (grains) PRIMER 1 2 3 4 5 6 SD (FPS) ES (FPS) AVE (FPS)

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