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Old 05-08-2012, 06:27 AM   #1
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Can somebody tell me if any .357 revolver can as well handle .38 special and .38 + calibers?

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Old 05-08-2012, 06:28 AM   #2
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Yes. I have a .357 and shoot .38sp out it because they're cheaper.

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The .38sp is basically just shorter round. Don't know about very very old .357 revolvers but basic ones. Yes.

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Thank you!!!

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Any .357 revolver is tested at higher pressures than the .38 Special, .38 special bullets are actually sized .357 for jacketed ammo. .38 special +p ammo is also at a lower pressure than .357 Mag.

This also holds true for .44Mag & .44 Special.

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The .357 Magnum is a .38 Special with a longer case and more energy.
The reason for the longer case is to prohibit loading .357 Magnum into a revolver that was chambered for the .38 Special.

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Any .357 revolver- even the first one made in 1935, can shoot .38 Special or .38 Special +P. Energy of .38s is far less than energy of .357.

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Shoot em up as .38's are cheaper. Remember to pay attention to the cylinders as the shorter .38 will leave more residue in there.

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Gentelmen, thank you so much for explanations! I am just a beginner, so every detail is important for me! I learned a lot of new things and aspects!!!
I am planning to buy a .357mag revolver and I am considering either Taurus or Rossi ( I live in California and unfortunately we have here not every model allowed). Can anybody give me an advise what model is better? Primery: accuracy, light weight and reliability. Price is secondery for me.

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