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Old 02-04-2002, 08:32 AM   #1
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This has probably ben asked before. Can I safely shoot 38 Supers in my 9X23? It is a Colt 9X23, all stock.
 
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Old 02-04-2002, 10:28 AM   #2
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Yes with a 38super barrel
 
Old 02-04-2002, 10:58 AM   #3
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It is my understanding - from the builder of my 9x23 - that I can fire .38 Super and 9mm Largo in a 9x23 barrel.

It is the opposite; i.e., trying to shoot 9x23 in a .38 Super, which invites disaster.
 
Old 02-04-2002, 08:48 PM   #4
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They function just fine in all my guns with the right recoil spring.
 
Old 02-04-2002, 09:19 PM   #5
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I haven't any problems shooting both out of my 9x23 springfield..my 38 super comp gun shoots both , just have to adjust the extractor tension.

The 38 super chamber is .004 bigger at the front and the 9x23 is .002 bigger in the back.

I have seen some have function troubles cause they got dirty..but no other problems.
My firing pins are all fitted to avoid primer bleed and I use small rifle primers on my reloads..except if they are light loads then regular pistol primers.
 
Old 02-06-2002, 12:26 AM   #6
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I shot 4 rounds of 38 super out of a 9x23 barrel, and won't be doing it again. I checked the cases and they were bulged noticeably at the back end. I just don't think I'll take any more chances with a case rupturing or something worse happening.
 
Old 02-06-2002, 08:59 AM   #7
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Sounds more like a chamber problem than anything else. I just received a 9x23 race gun from the builder (SVI); 200 rounds of .38 Super was also shipped. SVI uses Schuemann barrels exclusively, and these provide full support for the cartridge.
 
Old 02-20-2002, 04:23 PM   #8
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Just FYI, it was a brand new 9x23 SVI barrel (ramped) that I used to shoot the 38 supers out of. I don't know how big of a deal those bulged cases were. Has that ever hapened to anyone else?
 
Old 08-06-2002, 10:30 AM   #9
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I'll go flipside

Came across a nifty 38 super, but I'm already set up for reloading 9x23. Can I just shoot 9x23 out of the 38 super? Can I do anything to the chamber so it's for 9x23? Do I need to shop for a 9mm or 9x23 new barrel?
 
Old 08-19-2002, 06:47 PM   #10
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Birch, that depends on the gun. I shoot 9x23 out of my 38 Super EAA Witness. The witness barrel runs the same outside diameter in their 38 Super model as they do in .45acp. It is practically a bull barrel. I do need a stronger recoil spring though and will be going with the Sprinco Recoil Reduction system. ( captured second spring on full length guide rod that comes into play at the end of slide travel)
 
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