.38 Short Colt


.38 Short Colt

The .38 short colt was originally a heeled bullet cartridge intended for cartridge conversions of the .36 cal cap & ball revolvers from the American Civil War-era.

Later, this cartridge was fitted with a inside-lubricated bullet in the 125-135 grains range.
Remington is the only producer of this cartridge today with a 125grs LRN bullet.

Visually, it looks like a .38 S&W but dimensions are different. The .38 SC (short colt) case is the parent to .38 Long Colt and .38 Special.

There is no problem firing this cartridge in .357 revolvers, but the long bullet jump makes accuracy difficult.

For reloaders, this is a fun cartridge to make squib loads and train novice shooters. It can be loaded down to 400-500 fps range, making it pop like a .22.


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