Originally Posted by poolshark13
i have heard that a .357 mag can safely shoot a .38 special ammo? is this true, or do i risk damaging my gun or worse, ****ing myself up loading .38 ammo in a . 357?
This is absolutely correct, and in the world of guns, it's not even unusual.
Many chamberings are capable of firing different cartridges.
In fact, most .357 owners (like myself) probably shoot far more .38's through them than genuine .357 magnum rounds.
Here are a few more examples of this:
A .44 Magnum can also chamber and fire .44 Special.
A gun chambered in .327 Federal can also fire .32 Colt and .32 H&R Magnum.
.45LC and .454 Casull can be used in the new S&W .460, and if you happen to find a .357 Maximum, that'll also shoot .38 Special and .357 Mag.
The list goes on, but it's always best to ask if you're not sure.