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Reloading Procedure

38 Special Handgun Cartridge:
 The 38 Special cartridge was designed by Smith&Wesson and was then introduced to the public in 1902. This cartridge is the most popular handgun cartridge in the world. The 38 Special is very easy to reload and can handle many tasks, for the handloader this cartridge can be reloaded to handle many jobs from plinking to target shooting to small game hunting to home defense.

Reloading Information:
Bullet Diameter: .357 Inch.
Maximum Case Length: 1.155 Inches.
Trimmed Case Length: 1.145 Inches.
Primer Size: Small Pistol.
Maximum Cartridge Overall Length: 1.550 Inches.
Hodgdon Reloading Data Center.

Ballistics:
Handgun Barrel Length: 4 Inches.
Ammuntion Used For Ballistics: Hornady 125 grain XTP.
XTP: Extreme Terminal Performance.

This is a ballistics chart for the 38 Special handgun cartridge:
Bullet diameter: .357 inch.
Bullet weight: 125 grains.
Bullet ballistic coeffecient: .151.
Bullet muzzle velocity: 900 feet per second.
Bullet muzzle energy: 225 foot pounds.
This is a bullet velocity chart for the 38 Special handgun cartridge:
Range
25 yds.
50 yds.
75 yds.
100 yds.
150 yds.
200 yds.
Yards
Bullet Velocity:
877
856
836
817
781
748
fps.
This is a bullet trajectory chart for the 38 Special handgun cartridge:
Range
25 yds.
50 yds.
75 yds.
100 yds.
150 yds.
200 yds.
Yards
Bullet Drop:
0
- 2.0"
- 7.0"
- 15.1"
- 41.2"
- 81.5"
in.
This is a bullet energy chart for the 38 Special handgun cartridge:
Range
25 yds.
50 yds.
75 yds.
100 yds.
150 yds.
200 yds.
Yards
Bullet Energy:
214
203
194
185
169
155
ft. lbs.

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