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.
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.
38 Special Ballistics:
Handgun Barrel Length: 4 Inches.
Ammuntion Used For Ballistics: Hornady 125 grain XTP.
XTP: Extreme Terminal Performance.
This is a 38 special ballistics chart.
|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.
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