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Old 04-15-2010, 07:35   #1
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Light target Ammo in 38 Special

What ammo do you guys recommend for target shooting?

Typical plinking, tin cans, some target. Looking for mild recoil low velocity rounds out of a Ruger LCR. I dont reload so I need some advice on factory ammo.
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Old 04-15-2010, 13:44   #2
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I recently shot a box of PMC Bronze ( 130 or 132 grain, can't remember ) through my S&W 442 without any pain to my shooting hand. I'm guessing these are pretty mild, they were pretty accurate also. Paid 20.00 for a box of 50.........

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Old 04-15-2010, 18:01   #3
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148gr hollow base wadcutter
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Old 04-23-2010, 13:49   #4
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big fan of 148gr. wadcutter....and mine are all handloaded.
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Old 05-06-2010, 01:45   #5
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Unless you are buying someone else's reloaded 148 gr wadcutters (Star or Black Hills), you are going to pay through the nose for factory stuff as it considered 'match' ammunition. You may want to consider a reloading set up, you can cast your own bullets, load your charges as 'hot' or 'mild' as you want and you will have something to do on those rainy days or at night when you cant go to the range.
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:02   #6
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As noted, 148 gr HBWC loads are fine for your requirements, but the price may be high. Here is the good news - I found that my LCR shot well with just about any bullet weight. Kind of unusual, many guns like one or two loads and that's it.
So for casual shooting, consider buying ammo by (low) price. The LCR should do OK with any standard 38 load. I found that accuracy fell off with +P loads but if you like the 'sound and fury'...
If you shoot a fair ammount of centerfire ammo, think about reloading. It is a good passtime that can save you money and give you the ability to custom tune ammo for a specific weapon.

dave - save your brass just in case
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Thanks for the info!
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Old 10-13-2010, 17:09   #8
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158 gr SWC or 148 gr WC ammo
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:55   #9
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Winchester 130grn FMJ .38Spl is pretty soft shooting IMO.

Last time I looked it was over $30 a box of 100 at WallyWorld.
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