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Old December 12th, 2012, 05:59 AM   #1
 
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Is there a noticeable difference in shooting these two in my 357 GP100?



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Old December 12th, 2012, 06:05 AM   #2
 
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I think you will feel a difference as more weight usually equals more felt recoil in my opinion. Everyone is a little different though.

I've never heard of a 115 grain 38/357. I always associate that weight with 9mm. What round is it if you don't mind me asking?
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There is a little difference. For example 158 grain loads tend to penetrate deeper while 115 grain loads tend to have higher velocity and energy. Is that what you were asking, or were you interested in shooting characteristics? ( Recoil impulse, Flash, Loudness )
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I think you will feel a difference as more weight usually equals more felt recoil in my opinion. Everyone is a little different though.

I've never heard of a 115 grain 38/357. I always associate that weight with 9mm. What round is it if you don't mind me asking?
I have reloaded a great many 110 and 125 grain .38/357 shells, but likewise never have had a experiance with 115 grain .38s I have liked the lighter weights for me for hunting and as said before, less recoil.
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I have never noticed a practical accuracy difference between 9 mm.355 bullets and .357 bullets in my revolvers. By practical difference at 20 yards.
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I'm sorry it may not be 115 grain it may be 110 or some where around there. I was wondering if there is a recoil difference for a first time shooter should be using a smaller grain shell. I want him to enjoy shooting. I only have 158 grain shells so I thought I should buy some smaller grain shells for his first time target shooting. He is looking to get into this as a hobby. He is going to join a local gun club with an indoor range. All hinges on if he likes it. He has said he wanted a 357 revolver.
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Why not pick up some 38spl and let him shoot that out of your GP? That would be a really nice way to experience a 357 revolver for the first time, then after hes comfortable with it, step him up to some 357 rounds. I shoot alot more 38spl out of my 357 than actual 357 rounds. Just as accurate and a lot more pleasant to shoot IMO.
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Why not pick up some 38spl and let him shoot that out of your GP? That would be a really nice way to experience a 357 revolver for the first time, then after hes comfortable with it, step him up to some 357 rounds. I shoot alot more 38spl out of my 357 than actual 357 rounds. Just as accurate and a lot more pleasant to shoot IMO.
I have read on this forum that it's ok to do this as long as you clean the gun well after shooting. That is a great idea. Thanks!
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