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    Default Looking for .38 Special +P+

    Looking to buy .38 Special +P+. Any leads for online retailers that have it in stock would also be appreciated.

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    Default Re: Looking for .38 Special +P+

    Have you tried the Buffalo Bore website?

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    Default Re: Looking for .38 Special +P+

    As far as I know the only reputable manufacture that made 38 special +P+ was Federal 147gr Hydroshock and I am almost positive it's been discontinued. None of the boutique companies like BB, Underwood, OR Leigh Defense make it right now either. It's either pushing it too far or just not something that anyone wants....well except for you.

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    Default Re: Looking for .38 Special +P+

    Quote Originally Posted by frankski View Post
    Have you tried the Buffalo Bore website?
    Yup, they only have +P.

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    Default Re: Looking for .38 Special +P+

    Quote Originally Posted by Hodgie View Post
    As far as I know the only reputable manufacture that made 38 special +P+ was Federal 147gr Hydroshock and I am almost positive it's been discontinued. None of the boutique companies like BB, Underwood, OR Leigh Defense make it right now either. It's either pushing it too far or just not something that anyone wants....well except for you.
    I heard stories about the ".38 +P+ Secret Service Load" which is why this hunt began.

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    Default Re: Looking for .38 Special +P+

    357mag.

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    Default Re: Looking for .38 Special +P+

    https://www.venturamunitions.com/win...jhp-50-rounds/
    Have never dealt there. Found it looking up info on this +p+ .
    Pressure 23,500 psi max.
    http://winchesterle.com/Lists%2FCata...FRA38110HP.pdf
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    Default Re: Looking for .38 Special +P+

    Quote Originally Posted by RebelRaider5 View Post
    I heard stories about the ".38 +P+ Secret Service Load" which is why this hunt began.
    There has been a lot of work over the years in duplicating the FBI load. See this thread and links at the S&W Reloading site: http://smith-wessonforum.com/reloadi...-fbi-load.html

    There's a difference between pressure and terminal performance. Which is your objective?

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    Default Re: Looking for .38 Special +P+

    For the prices you'd pay for factory made +p+ 38spl, I recommend reloading. You'll save more in the end

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    Default Re: Looking for .38 Special +P+

    Quote Originally Posted by frankski View Post
    There has been a lot of work over the years in duplicating the FBI load.
    There's a difference between pressure and terminal performance. Which is your objective?
    Good point. FWIW the original FBI load is duplicated with +P pressure that according to SAAMI ran at 20,000 psi.
    Last edited by cephas; February 14th, 2018 at 03:15 PM.
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