I don't shoot very much shelf ammo. The .38 special 148 gr wadcutter and 158 gr round nosed lead rounds were the quintessential practice ammo. Lately I see that 150 gr FMJ rounds appearing as the new "plinking" round. .357 Mag ammo is hot enough that you usually don't see the low level rounds as you would in the .38 special. Folks who have a .357 shoot .38 specials through it for practice ammo.mojoe said:The reason that i am thinking about the .38/.357 is that i can use it to hunt sm. and med. game. And that i've read that the .38/.357 was easy to start loading with as well.And later i can get a hand gun to go w/ the rifle.what shelf ammo do you buy to shoot and reload? thanks
Dunno what factory 30-30 ammo you're shooting, but the 150gr Rems chrono an average of 2330fps out of my Handi. Factory spec is 2390fps out of a 24" barrel.MattkcAll said:Think of it this way 30-30 150gr. commercial rounds travel at 1700-1800 fps., regardless of what the maker claims.