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Old 03-04-2013, 07:44 AM   #21
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What happens to the case when you fire a .38 Super in a .357?
 
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:03 PM   #22
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What happens to the case when you fire a .38 Super in a .357?
I could see the case cracking from expansion.

Accuracy should go to hell.
The .38 Super bullet is .355" (.38 Super - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), the .357 Magnum is .357" (.357 Magnum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).

Shooting a .355" down a .357" barrel will not grab onto the lands and grooves enough to produce the required spiral.

Will the case fit the cylinder? I never tried it, never had the inkling to try it.
 
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