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Old 04-08-2020, 01:50 PM   #1
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Bullet Weight Question

If there is a general rule of thumb, what is the most popular weight cartridge in?

.45 ACP

.357

.38 +P

.38

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For range shootin' I use whatever is on sale and that I have on hand. I'm only concerned with bullet weight on self defense ammo.
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Originally Posted by Gebo View Post
If there is a general rule of thumb, what is the most popular weight cartridge in?

.45 ACP 230 & 185 gr

.357 125 & 158 gr

.38 +P 125 & 158 gr

.38 Same

9mm 115, 124 & 147 gr
Keep in mind, these are the usual suspects, not an exact list.
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.45 ACP 230 gr

.357 158 gr

.38 +P 158 gr

.38 158 gr

9mm 147 gr
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Ditto to the above.
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The most popular overall?

45ACP 230gr

9mm 115gr

.38cal 158gr/125gr split
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Old 04-11-2020, 02:56 PM   #7
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I'm a long time reloader and shooter and I fairly much agree with the above posts.
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What about .357?
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Originally Posted by Gebo View Post
What about .357?

.357 and .38 pretty much use the same bullet weights...
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Shoot, they pretty much use the same bullets.
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