.38 Spl. +P Remington 125-grain Golden Saber

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posted on June 28, 2011
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Loading .38 Spl. to +P pressures is a good way to boost the performance of this old cartridge in short-barreled handguns that might not produce enough velocity to initiate expansion with some standard-pressure loads. However, .38 Spl. +P loads can also make lightweight, compact revolvers un-fun to shoot. This Golden Saber load was tested in a steel-frame Smith & Wesson Chiefs Special and was actually comfortable to shoot. Penetration was deeper and expansion wider than all previously tested .38 Spl. loads. I initially assumed this to be the same load Remington uses for its Ultimate Home Defense offering, but based on my velocity and gelatin testing, the loads are not identical.

Load MV (fps) PEN (inches) EXP (inches) RW(grains)
.38 Spl. +P Remington 125-grain Golden Saber 883 13.0 .60 125

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