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Reduced recoil in Fort Scott Munitions 38 Special makes shooting it in my 11 oz S&W 340 Jframe almost pleasurable. Anyone familiar with it? Login/Join 
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Anyone using or experienced with Fort Scott Munitions Spun copper cartridges with patented TUI (Tumble Upon Impact)? Apparently they are making in all popular cartridges both pistol and rifle.

Recoil

I have found the recoil of their lightweight bullet (81grains) in 38 special makes shooting the 2 inch jframe snub nose almost pleasurable. Felt recoil seems like about 80% of range ammo. Sadly I have no objective way of measuring. Total cartridge weight seems less that a more traditional cartridge, but since my Chinese scale has died, I cannot furnish accurate data. So I guess tomorrow, I will be going back to try out the 357 version.

Bullet Performance

Seems acceptably accurate. But as at 75 I am no longer a steady shot, so that may be suspect. Penetration seems exceptional with the “Tumble Upon Impact” TUI function. Looks like it took a rifle plate to stop penetration on body armor. See video > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0sSr5EUW7w Windshield and auto sheet metal tests were not found. As per the videos, it did not appear excessive penetration in 10% box gel tests. I also do not place God’s Truth in YouTube videos. 

Pricing

At about $1 per round pistol caliber, I find these too expensive for range or plinking. Prices are about the same as a good defensive load from major manufacturers.

Check out the YouTube videos. Oh also, I have no connection with Fort Scott Munitions though I may seek a package deal on purchase to get the cost down.

How I got there…

Because a number of my students taking my defensive handgun classes like the weight and handling of S&W 340 (11 oz.) including myself, but do not like the punishing recoil of even the range loads, last week I went looking for a light bullet in 38 Special. Imperfectly remembering high school physics, I reasoned that less bullet weight would result in less recoil even with increase velocity.

Knowing that the plastic bullets like ARX or Inceptor are no longer available, I discovered at a local gun store these Fort Scott Munitions cartridges in a full range of rifle and pistol bullets. Bought some 38 Special and really liked it for my S&W 340.

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I stopped in and met these guys a few years back when I was in Fort Scott, KS. They seemed like nice guys that had put some thought into their rounds. They had a lot of examples of wound channels from various loads on display. That said I’m not sure I’m quite sold on it. Sounds like you’d have some success though.



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