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I bought a case of Cowboy Action Fiocchi ammo in 38 special caliber 158gr{lfp} today.I never heard of it but at the price I got it at I thought it was a good deal.After reading a lot of info on it on the web,I'm not sure this is what I want for range practice. Has anyone shot this,and if so what should I expect? I read the muzzle velocity {640fps}is much lighter and not much recoil if any. It's used mainly in Cowboy Action Shooting (CAS, also known as Western Action Shooting. Your advise/info would be appreciated...
 

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I many be wrong (I thought I was once before, but was mistaken) but don't unjacketed lead bullets tend to foul the barrel? I'm sure it can be cleaned, but I don't know the round count before you may expect problems at the range.

Hope this turns out to be a good deal for you.
 

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I many be wrong (I thought I was once before, but was mistaken) but don't unjacketed lead bullets tend to foul the barrel? I'm sure it can be cleaned, but I don't know the round count before you may expect problems at the range.

Hope this turns out to be a good deal for you.
Hard cast lead bullets have a bad reputation for fouling barrels that they don't deserve. They're not much harder to clean up after then jacketed bullets.
 
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I talked our gunsmith at the range today and he told me the only thing that I will notice with this ammo compared to other factory {non CA}ammo will be the recoil that it won't have. After reading many reviews on the ammo,I may or may not have a slightly dirtier gun when I'm done shooting.That's not a big deal since I clean the gun after each use anyway.All said in done,it's just paper poppers anyway.
 

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Now where is Josey Wales when you need him?
I'm here, I do not shoot 38 special, but in a lesser grain than your used to, it may throw your aim off and you may need to adjust. Yes smaller grain equals less recoil.
We shoot 45 colt 200 grain. As far as leading in our cowboy guns its no big deal they get cleaned after each shoot.

Shoot and enjoy!
 

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I'm here, I do not shoot 38 special, but in a lesser grain than your used to, it may throw your aim off and you may need to adjust. Yes smaller grain equals less recoil.
We shoot 45 colt 200 grain. As far as leading in our cowboy guns its no big deal they get cleaned after each shoot.

Shoot and enjoy!
Thanks Josey Wales..As a gangsta once said.."It was a deal I couldn't refuse." I didn't know what kind of 38's they were,just happy to see some of that caliber here in the Lou..
 

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Tried the Cowboy Action ammo out today and all that I can say is I'm not a fan. I'm sure if you use it for the purpose it was made for it would be fine. It made my 357 feel like a 22 and the soot all over our hands made it a never again moment. I talked to the lgs where I bought it and they are going to let me exchange the remaining 9 boxes for something different. Now to get Mr. Hoppes #9 out and start the cleaning...
 

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The lgs doesn't love me enough not to give me a refund,just an exchange of goods. The bad part is that I would have never purchased the CA ammo if FM had it in stock Wednesday. I just looked at their site and wouldn't ya know they now have 38 special 158 gr in stock...38's are the only caliber hard to find here in the Lou...
 

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Tried the Cowboy Action ammo out today and all that I can say is I'm not a fan. I'm sure if you use it for the purpose it was made for it would be fine. It made my 357 feel like a 22 and the soot all over our hands made it a never again moment. I talked to the lgs where I bought it and they are going to let me exchange the remaining 9 boxes for something different. Now to get Mr. Hoppes #9 out and start the cleaning...
The good news is you get to crack open the Hoppe's #9. Such a wonderful smell.
 
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