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Old 08-01-2009, 01:24 PM   #11
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Mark, that is really nice. I like the grips too.

Did you warm it up yet?

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Now you need to get/install a set of Wolff springs in it. With no other changes, you'll see an honest 30%-40% decrease in double action trigger pull weight. I have them in my own personal firearms & can totally recommend them. They're pretty simple to put in too.

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OC357,
I haven't made it to the range yet... maybe this next week! I'll let you all know how she handles.

STALKINGBEAR,

I will order the Wolff springs TODAY! THANKS!!!

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Nice find!

I'm really impressed with the 38 spl + P.

I have rekindled my fondness of wheel guns!

Let us know how she runs.

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Stalkingbear,

I ordered springs for it yesterday! I'll probably see them late this week.

Canebrake,

Yes sir, I have a safe loaded with all kinds of wheelguns. But I didn't have a light weight .38 Special. This is going to be fun!

I have some .38 Spl +P+ ammo but I think it will be too much pressure for this revolver. I bought it for my King Cobra .357.

The Taurus Ultralite is rated as +P, but +P+ is significantly higher pressure.

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I have some .38 Spl +P+ ammo but I think it will be too much pressure for this revolver. I bought it for my King Cobra .357.

The Taurus Ultralite is rated as +P, but +P+ is significantly higher pressure.
Mark...I just got some 38 +P for use in a 357. I never fired +P before and I guess it has a larger or different powder charge than standard 38 so just wondering how it performs. I havn't had a chance to fire some yet. How does the +P perform in your King Cobra?

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Mark...I just got some 38 +P for use in a 357. I never fired +P before and I guess it has a larger or different powder charge than standard 38 so just wondering how it performs. I havn't had a chance to fire some yet. How does the +P perform in your King Cobra?

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OC, I have the Ruger LCR with significantly less mass than a King Cobra so your comparison mileage may vary. If I load every other round with +P there is NO doubt which is which as each shot is made. Still controllable, but noticeably more kick.

The LCR is less than one pound (15.9 oz) when loaded with 110gr Cor-Bon. Hope that helps.
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OC, I have the Ruger LCR with significantly less mass than a King Cobra so your comparison mileage may vary. If I load every other round with +P there is NO doubt which is which as each shot is made. Still controllable, but noticeably more kick.

The LCR is less than one pound (15.9 oz) when loaded with 110gr Cor-Bon. Hope that helps.
Cane....I have a Colt Python which is a heavy framed 357 so I am just guessing the 38+P will feel "light" compared to the magnum rounds I am used to using.

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PS....Mark, I don't mean to hijack your thread. I really like that Taurus you got and am "thinking" about one or something similar in 38 now...haha
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Cane....I have a Colt Python which is a heavy framed 357 so I am just guessing the 38+P will feel "light" compared to the magnum rounds I am used to using.

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PS....Mark, I don't mean to hijack your thread. I really like that Taurus you got and am "thinking" about one or something similar in 38 now...haha
No problem! +P .38 Specials in my King Cobra (.357 Mag) has a little more recoil than Specials, but no where near the kick of .357's. HOWEVER in a light weight revolver like my Model 85 Taurus, +P is substancial.

I also have Federal +P+ .38 Specials. These are way too powerful for the Model 85 but perfect in my King Cobra.

Today is GUN RANGE day! So I'll give my new wheelgun a workout...
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^^^Mark.....nice. Glad you like the Taurus. I might look for one.

I had no problem with the +P I fired today out of the Python. The +P was not as noisy and a lot tamer than the 357 loads. I fired 5 cylinder loads of each (60 roundes total) Warmed it up pretty good. I think the extra weight of the Python helped make the +P seem tamer compared to the magnum rounds.

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