What is the most powerful 38 special ammo?
- Deepest Penetration: Black Hills +P, 125 gr JHP: 22.12 inches deep.
- Largest Overall Diameter: Federal Personal Defense Micro 130 gr HST JHP: .72 inches.
- Fastest: SinterFire Special Duty 110 gr Frangible HP: 1,060 feet per second.
Can a 38 Special kill a black bear?
The bear was very close when the hiker drew a 2-inch S&W . 38 special revolver from his pocket and shot the bear once in the neck killing it. Based on my own experiences with similar loads, I surmise that the velocity was in the low 700 FPS range when fired from the 1.8-inch barrel.
Will a 38 Special stop an intruder?
Unquestionably, yes. Especially one load in particular: . 38 Special, 158 grain, Lead Semi-wadcutter hollow point +P or . 38 LSWCHP +P, better known as the Treasury/FBI/Chicago load.
Can you kill a deer with a 38 Special?
A 38 spec. will kill a deer with the right bullet, close range and great shot placement, don’t hit a shoulder.
What’s the difference between a 38 and a 38 Special?
In the above image, the .38 Super cartridge is designed for a semi-automatic pistol, while the .38 Special cartridge is designed for a revolver. The .38 Special revolver cartridge actually uses a bullet that is .357″ in diameter. The “38” name is based on the diameter of the cartridge case, not the bullet.
What was the 38 Special sidearm cartridge used for?
The .38 Special was the standard service cartridge of most police departments in the United States from the 1920s to the 1990s, and was also a common sidearm cartridge used by soldiers in World War I.
Can a.357 Magnum be fired from A.38 special?
The .38 Special, .38 Special +P and .357 Magnum represent three distinct power levels using the same bullets and all three cartridges can be fired from any .357 Magnum revolver. The cases are dimensionally identical, except that the Magnum case is 0.135″ longer than the Special case.
What is the name of the Smith and Wesson 38 Special?
The .38 Smith & Wesson Special (commonly .38 Special, .38 Spl, or .38 Spc, pronounced thirty-eight special) is a rimmed, centerfire cartridge designed by Smith & Wesson.