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Posted: 9/14/2001 1:55:23 PM EDT
I was getting the supplies to reload my 380 when I found I cant find any stores around here that sell 380 bullets! I was just calling around now and one guy told me that the .38 bullets are the exact same. Is that true? Thanks, Dan
Link Posted: 9/14/2001 1:59:18 PM EDT
9mm bullets maybe, since .380 is 9x17mm (or something like that), in other words: a shortened 9mm case. Kharn
Link Posted: 9/14/2001 2:02:05 PM EDT
380acp bullets are sometimes listed as 9mm but you must be sure you select the correct weight. I think the last batch I loaded were around 88gr hollowpoints....
Link Posted: 9/14/2001 2:04:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2001 2:07:56 PM EDT by KBaker]
The .380ACP is also known as the 9mm Kurz (Short) and the 9x17 (as opposed to the 9x19 Luger aka 9mm Parabellum). Both the 9mm and the .380 use bullets that are 0.355" in diameter, though the .380 uses projectiles that are on the lighter end of the scale than the 9mm Parabellum does. The .38 Super also uses 0.355" bullets. For that matter, (and just to be confusing, I guess) so does the 357 SIG. I suppose in a pinch you could use 0.357" (.38 caliber) bullets, but you'd probably have a hard time getting them to feed, since they don't normally have the rounded ogive you see in bullets made for semi-automatics. I imagine you'd also have pressure problems. I think that the normal weight for .380ACP projectiles is in the 80-115 grain range.
Link Posted: 9/14/2001 2:40:11 PM EDT
Why would you reload .380 anyways
Link Posted: 9/14/2001 2:40:50 PM EDT
to learn
Link Posted: 9/14/2001 2:58:44 PM EDT
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