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Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length Comment

SRA150 FMJ

No.2

4.8

932

No.2

5.3

1059

32,400

1.280"

No.5

5.8

970

No.5

6.5

1100

33,000

No.7

7.6

975

No.7

8.5

1115

33,000

No.9

9.9

1082

No.9

11.0

1229

33,000

*

HDY 158 JHP

No.2

3.9

850

No.2

4.3

970

33,000

1.250"

No.5

5.6

903

No.5

6.2

1026

31,400

No.7

7.2

936

No.7

8.0

1064

31,000

No.9

8.7

986

No.9

9.7

1121

31,000

*

RAN 151 RN

No.2

4.4

917

No.2

4.9

1043

31,100

1.280"

No.5

5.7

953

No.5

6.3

1083

30,700

No.7

7.7

1007

No.7

8.6

1145

30,900

No.9

8.9

955

No.9

9.9

1086

26,600

Compressed

* Major Power Factor

** Over SAAMI MAX OAL

38 SMITH & WESSON SPECIAL

The .38 S&W Special continues to be the most popular handgun cartridge in the U.S. It is very accurate and is widely used for competitive shooting.

Also known as the .38 Colt Special, or more generally as the .38 Special, it was introduced by Smith & Wesson in 1902 for their military and police model revolver.

This is an excellent cartridge for the novice handgunner due to its inherent accuracy and low recoil. The .38 Special is also a popular sporting cartridge. Its hunting use should be restricted to small game at close range.

The SAAMI Maximum Average Pressure for the .38 S&W Special is 17,000 P.S.I.

.38 SMITH & WESSON SPECIAL

Gun

S&W K-38

Max Length

1.155"

Barrel Length

8-3/8"

Trim Length

1.135"

Primer

CCI 500

OAL Max

1.550"

Case

HDY

OAL Min

1.145" (Wadcutter)

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Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

P.S.I.

Length

Comment

148 (L) DEWC

N100

2.4

759

N100

2.7

863

15,300

1.252"

CP

S1000

2.4

730

S1000

2.7

830

15,100

No.2

3.2

748

No.2

3.5

850

16,000

No.5

4.5

803

No.5

5.0

912

16,500

148 (L) HBWC

N100

2.5

776

N100

2.8

882

17,500

1.152"

HDY

S1000

2.5

736

S1000

2.8

837

15,800

No.2

2.6

634

No.2

2.9

720

15,500

No.5

3.6

710

No.5

4.0

807

16,200

158 (L) SWC

N100

2.9

786

N100

3.3

894

16,600

1.481"

Bull-X

S1000

3.0

754

S1000

3.4

857

14,900

No.2

3.6

764

No.2

4.0

868

14,100

No.5

5.3

827

No.5

5.9

940

16,100

173 (L) SWC

No.2

3.6

721

No.2

4.0

819

16,300

1.515"

LY358429

No.5

4.9

766

No.5

5.4

870

16,500

195 (L) RN

No.2

3.2

706

No.2

3.5

803

16,900

1.550"

LY358430

No.5

4.5

740

No.5

5.0

841

14,900

No.7

5.9

786

No.7

6.5

894

15,200

The .38 S&W Special continues to be the most popular handgun cartridge in the U.S. It is very accurate and is widely used for competitive shooting.

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