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Fiocchi 38 Special 148 LWC Feedback Please!

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Post by Drawman623 Mon Jun 05, 2023 7:36 am

I Fiocchi 38 Special 148 LWC Feedback Please! 12973e10 52.

Does anyone have any experience with this particular ammo?  

What type of projectile?  DE or HB?
Anyone test it for accuracy at 50 yards?

The rounds function well.  My shot group opened up at 50’ tho, so I have my questions.

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Post by Wobbley Mon Jun 05, 2023 11:32 am

I have fired it in my S&W 52. It shoots fine but I found functioning to be marginal. Likely it’s my gun specifically. If it functions in yours and shoots well, I’d use it. It is a HBWC.

For the record, my gun shoots and functions with Federal, Winchester, Remington, Sellier and Bellot, and Magtech. Fiocchi shoots well, but function is marginal.
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Post by Jon Eulette Mon Jun 05, 2023 11:45 am

Feeding or extraction issues? Is it lighter shooting/recoiling ammunition? Recoil spring too heavy?
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Post by Wobbley Mon Jun 05, 2023 11:55 am

Extraction issues. It feels too light to function. Since all of the others and my reloads (2.7 BE) function fine, I see no need to alter my pistol.
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Post by fc60 Mon Jun 05, 2023 4:36 pm

Greetings,

Time to dust off the old chronograph...

I did find the ammo on the Fiocchi website.

https://fiocchi.com/en/710391.html  (Click on Ballistics)

200 m/s = 656 Ft/s @ 8 feet from muzzle.

Most of my Remington, Western, and Federal 148 WadCutter clock 730 FPS to 770 FPS.

I did test six lots of Fiocchi 32 WadCutter last Saturday. It ranged from 583 FPS to 700 FPS.

Another plus for loading your own.

Cheers,

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Post by DA/SA Mon Jun 05, 2023 4:38 pm

At what distance from the chrono was the Remington, Western, and Federal checked?

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Post by fc60 Mon Jun 05, 2023 7:39 pm

DA/SA wrote:At what distance from the chrono was the Remington, Western, and Federal checked?

Thanks!
Greetings,

I used a LabRadar. It calculates to the muzzle, V0.

Cheers,

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Post by sigman45 Thu Jun 08, 2023 12:34 pm

Drawman623 wrote:I Fiocchi 38 Special 148 LWC Feedback Please! 12973e10 52.

Does anyone have any experience with this particular ammo?  

What type of projectile?  DE or HB?
Anyone test it for accuracy at 50 yards?

The rounds function well.  My shot group opened up at 50’ tho, so I have my questions.
 I liked it a lot because it was inexpensive years ago and very mild shooting out of a revolver. I think it would not do well in a semi-auto pistol. i haven't used Fiocchi for along time, was hard to find locally.

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Post by Eindecker Sun Jun 18, 2023 12:44 am

I dont actually think its on the market anymore. Havent seen it advertised as in stock since perhaps 2019

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Post by S148 Sun Jun 18, 2023 10:10 am

Eindecker wrote:I dont actually think its on the market anymore. Havent seen it advertised as in stock since perhaps 2019

https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/78248

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