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Old 11-10-2011, 09:58 PM   #1
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i have a ruger gp100
i was wondering if buffalo boar hard cast ammo with around 750 -800 fp from 357 mag wound damage or hurt my gun in anyway also who makes a good hunting bullet for 357 mag any outhers with over 700fp
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:30 PM   #2
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I think the GP 100 can handle it probably better than most 357's. The thing is built like a tank.



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You probably will not find any factory load that will hurt it. BB, grizzly or DT

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I think it would be very hard to damage a GP100 with any factory ammo.

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I have had a Ruger GP100, .357 4" for over 20 years. It has handled every factory load and some hot hand loads (max load according to the powder mfg). No problems, ever.
Just remember that it takes a bit of effort to get the lead residue cleared out of the grooves. Even "hard cast" leaves lead behind. Brass brush and a good solvent will take care of it.

As for a hunting load, all I use for hunting loads, either 44mag or .357, is Hornady XTP's. In the case of the .357, I use the 158 gr XTP with H-110 as the powder. But then I build all my own hunting loads.

JMHO & YMMV.

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Shoot them up. I have over 8000 round of 180gr HC at 1200fps fired in a DW revolver It shoots just as well today as 35 years ago. Hardcast are NOT good for deer or other non dangerous game. Great for hogs and bear. You really want a standard cheap soft point or soft lead SWC. 700 to 800 FPS is very slow. Use 38sp loads. Or start reloading. At the velocities you want they willbe leading from some of the many pure lead 38sp cowboy loads out there.



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