.38 Spl. Winchester 110-grain Silver Tip (2- and 4-inch barrels)

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posted on October 26, 2010
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The recovered 110-grain Winchester Silver Tip bullets were rather mangled. Essentially the forward portion of the bullet's jacket that surrounds the hollow-point cavity peeled back to the point it was just barely connected to the bullet (When tested from the 2-inch gun.) and separated from the bullet (When tested from the 4-inch gun.) Penetration was on the shallow side of optimum but the gelatin showed that the bullets created wound cavities similar in size to comparable .38 Spl. loads.

Shooting Results
Load IV (fps) PEN (inches) ED (inch) RW (grains)
.38 Spl Winchester 110-grain Silver Tip (2-inch) 911 7 .51 109
.38 Spl Winchester 110-grain Silver Tip (4-inch) 1,043 8.5 .4 60

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