.38 or .357 for DR?

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.38 or .357 for DR?

Post by KB2MBC on Fri 20 Apr 2018, 05:55

Is there a notable performance difference when shooting a .38 Special over a .357 Magnum pistol?

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Re: .38 or .357 for DR?

Post by JIMPGOV on Fri 20 Apr 2018, 08:00

BOB JONES A WELL KNOWN CUSTOM PPC REVOLVER BUILDER ONCE TOLD ME THAT HE HAD FOUND THE .38 SPL WAS BETTER AT 50 YDS. HE STATED THE DIFFERENCE WAS 10%. NOW HE HAD TESTED HUNDREDS OF REVOLVERS. I PERSONALLY DID FIND A DIFFERENCE ALSO. THE DIFFERENCE WAS SLIGHT. BUT YOU COULD TELL THAT THE .38SPL WAS MORE ACCURATE. JP

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Re: .38 or .357 for DR?

Post by LenV on Fri 20 Apr 2018, 09:51

I read your question to ask if it is better to fire your 38 special out of a pistol like a model 14 that is dedicated to 38 special or out of a pistol like a model 19, 27, 28 or 686 that also shoots .357. The answer that I have found over the years is that it does not make any difference. I use a 14-6 with WC for Reeves matches or a 25-2 with SWC. For DR I use a 27-2 with 158gr RN bullets 38 special.

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Re: .38 or .357 for DR?

Post by STEVE SAMELAK on Fri 20 Apr 2018, 11:21

I think it comes down to inherent vs practical accuracy & where you want to draw the line.
If your groups vary 1/4" at 50 from a machine rest but you still chasing the black, the gun doesn't matter.
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Post by Ed Hall on Fri 20 Apr 2018, 14:07

Sorry about bragging, but I guess I must have earned DR the "hard" way with my M19... Razz

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Re: .38 or .357 for DR?

Post by Tim:H11 on Fri 20 Apr 2018, 15:22

I don’t like scrubbing the chambers of a revolver. 38 chambers are shorter than 357 Mag. That and I REALLY like my model 14...
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