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Springfield 38 Super...anyone owning one with an opinion?

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Post by boisepaw 12/13/2023, 9:21 am

Anyone have any experience with a Springfield 38 Super?  

I don't know if they made multiple versions.  The only one I can find info on is a mil-spec version that doesn't seem to be currently available.  A local guy has one that I might be interested in.

Wondering how they shoot out of the box and if anyone has brought one up to bullseye level of accuracy...what does it take to do that?

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Post by PhotoEscape 12/13/2023, 9:37 am

TMBK Springfield doesn't produce guns in 38 Super as their retail offering.  I had 9mm Springfield Range Officer re-barreled into 38 Super by Custom Shop alone with accurizing it.  Needless to say it is quite accurate.  However, I have not tried it beyond 25Y.  Hence can't say if it is suitable for Long Line. 

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Post by Sc0 12/13/2023, 8:50 pm

Original 9mm SARO .38 Super conversion performed by Mr Eulette using a Kart barrel and EGW bushing. Pistol can hold the 10 and possibly X ring at 50. Would definitely get in touch with him as he has done more than a few conversions.

I can say in it's factory 9mm form, i wouldn't use the word accurate to describe it.

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Post by Kp321 12/13/2023, 10:36 pm

Not a factory gun but I installed a SIG 38 Super barrel (CDNN purchase) in my  Range Officer. As near a “drop in” fit as I have experienced in a 1911. Accuracy is markedly better than with the original 9mm barrel. I have since done the same conversion for three other shooters with the same outcome.

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Post by NukeMMC 12/14/2023, 5:02 am

9mm Range Officer converted by Jon Eulette here also.  Mine is an EIC pistol.  This one sports a KKM barrel and MIM parts replaced with EGW.  I have run 115gr HAP, 125gr, 150gr and 148gr cast.  All shoot quite well.
I use Starline supercomp (rimless) brass and have had no feeding issues, even with wadcutters.
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Post by hammerli 12/15/2023, 11:24 am

Looking at this thread, would it be possible to convert a CZ 9mm into .38 super? then one could shoot reduced loads for ISSF Centre Fire?
Really looking for a magazine in butt Centre Fire pistol.

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Post by james r chapman 12/15/2023, 1:51 pm

Yes, find a Sig .38 super barrel and bushing. Fit it to your frame. Use .38 super-comp brass from starline and your good to go.
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Post by james r chapman 12/15/2023, 1:53 pm

Oops, that was meant for 1911 9’s
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