.38 SUPER Auto Colt MUSHROOM
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    Yeah, the dangerous two legged variant.
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    In the back of Sheldon's book on "Colt's Super.38" two letters are re-printed.
    One from Colt stating that they felt that the .38 Super load @1300 was okay in the older guns, but then stating otherwise.
    The other letter, although hard to read, is from Western Ammo to Remington requesting a verification from the Technical Committee of the validity of this, and then stating that maybe the boxes should be marked accordingly.

    This is what I believe led to the current, although discontinued, .38 Auto load @1050 fps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Recusant View Post
    I've read that some folks filed the points down on FMJ rounds. It seems the lead was forced out of the jacket and down the barrel but the jackets stayed in creating a huge problem. Without the hard metal jacket in the front in of the bullet the lead was kind of like toothpaste being squeezed out of the tube. Having never tried it I'm not sure this is factual, but it seems logical.
    Years ago I recall reading an account by a military armorer during the Vietnam war. They had received an S&W model 10 that was completely jammed after being used during a firefight on a river rat. On close inspection, they discovered the previous user had cut the tips off FMJ ammo in an attempt to make homemade "dum dum" rounds. With the first shot, the jacket stripped off and remained in the barrel; the next five rounds had piled up behind it, with the last one still partially stuck in the cylinder. The barrel was slightly bulged, but neither it nor the cylinder had ruptured.
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    Any idea as to velocity of these, "Mushroom" cartridges?
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    I have a few boxes of this era Remington ammo, but I think it's 38 Special.
    I also have a link in my PC bookmarks to a good ammo collector's site. I'll see if I can find it and post the link.
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