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Old 05-22-2012, 08:19 PM
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Best wife load for a 442?




My wife bought a 442 and wants a good practice round that has less recoil.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:27 PM
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3.8 Grns of 231 under a 158 Grn LSWC.

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Old 05-22-2012, 08:33 PM
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I thought we were talking about one of these for a second...

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Old 05-22-2012, 08:43 PM
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If you don't reload, buy some factory target loads with 148 gr wadcutters. They are mild to shoot and generally pretty accurate.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:33 AM
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While it's not exactly a 442, I've got a M&P340CT which is even lighter and I shoot WWB .38 special 130gr FMJ out of it all the time. It's somewhat snappy but plenty controllable and they don't beat my hand up like .357 can.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:11 PM
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You might get more suggestions in the revolver sub-forum.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:44 PM
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Thanks all.
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:45 PM
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Get some cowboy .38 special loads w/the lightest bullets you can find. The 442 is still going to buck a little but that's the best you can do.

Another good option is to get a .22LR revolver and practice with that.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:45 PM
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.38 Special Wadcutters. They'll cut a nice, clean hole, and penetrate well.

Or some flatnose, like this:

http://www.slickguns.com/product/38-...a=2093&k=other
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:56 PM
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Any published load for a lead bullet and Clays powder. Usually about 3 grains.
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:36 PM
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I thought we were talking about one of these for a second...


I thought he was lookin' to bump off his ol' lady...
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