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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 2/3/2006 6:44:57 PM EDT
No, I'm not looking for opinions on the rounds.

I need a picture of them side by side. If anyone could post one, I'd really appreciate it.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 6:46:23 PM EDT
Both pretty good rounds for self defense.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 6:47:58 PM EDT
har har.


Link Posted: 2/3/2006 6:48:49 PM EDT
i always wondered why they called it 38 special when it has the same diameter as the .357 mag.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:08:16 PM EDT

Case length is longer for the magnum round.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:10:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/3/2006 7:10:56 PM EDT by mjohn3006]

Originally Posted By CZ75_9MM:
i always wondered why they called it 38 special when it has the same diameter as the .357 mag.



.38 is the overall dia. including the case. .357 is just the dia. of the bullet.

I think.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:11:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CZ75_9MM:
i always wondered why they called it 38 special when it has the same diameter as the .357 mag.



i can answer that

the 38 designation refers to the outside diameter of the case

this nomenclature is left over from the old days

the old rimfire cartridges were "heeled", meaning the bullet diameter was the same as the case. the bullets were outside lubricated, just like a giant 22 LR

when the 357 came out, there were already a lot of similar cartridges called 38 S&W, 38 colt, etc, so they used 357 magnum to give it a unique name

magnum means an oversize champagne bottle
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:12:42 PM EDT
I just want a picture!
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:12:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:14:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 2A373:
img500.imageshack.us/img500/2733/smithwesson43zb.jpg



Thank you very much
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:18:18 PM EDT
Another one

From left to right, .380 (9mm Kurz), 9mm Mak, 9mm Luger (Parabellum), 38S&W, 38 Special, 357 Magnum, 45acp, 45Colt.

Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:27:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/3/2006 7:36:13 PM EDT by mattja]
Macro mode.



Left is 158 gr. Speer Gold Dot .357 mag; right is 125 gr. Winchester .38 Special JHP +P.
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