.38 Super +P Buffalo Bore 147-grain JHP

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posted on October 9, 2012
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Buffalo Bore loads a lot of Gold Dot bullets for defensive handguns, but at the request of Speer, boxes are not so marked. Buffalo Bore's JHP .38 Super loads with 115-, 124- and 147-grain projectiles all use Gold Dot bullets, and out of this hot little cartridge they are impressive performers. The 147-grain load penetrates very deep for a 9 mm bullet that expands to almost 1.5 times its original diameter. Of course, the recoil is just as impressive.

Load Handgun MV (fps) PEN (inches) EXP (inches) RW (grains)
.38 Super +P Buffalo Bore 147-grain JHP Les Baer 1911 (4.25-inch barrel) 1,175 18.7 0.50 147

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