i have an older 85 stainless 2" i carry daily .what do you guys feed yours ? ???
Actually the load you are referring to is a LSWCHPGC. I agree with you, it is THE LOAD to carry in a snubnose 38 Special. My wife & I carry this load in our 38 snubbies.Tailwind said:Hands down, the best defense round for an older Model 85 snub, Is the Buffalo Bore standard pressure 158 gr LSWC. If you want reduced recoil and more penetration for bigger game, go for the Buffalo Bore standard pressure 158 gr Hard Cast Wadcutter. They FLY out of your gun.
Remember, expansion is not always certain in a snub, so a wadcutter is a serious option. I've seen penetration tests that put that wadcutter at 20+" in BG. A Speer Gold Dot is at about 10".