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Old 06-13-2011, 07:48 PM   #11
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I strongly suspect it's far too long to chamber.
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Anybody know if I could shoot this outta the Medusa?
No - besides being too long of a ctg, it's too much power for that revolver.


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No - besides being too long of a ctg, it's too much power for that revolver.
The Medusa is the STRONGEST revolver made..... I doubt it would "cut" the top strap.... But we'll never know anyhow .....
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Trez- purely academic, but the cutting was not cracking- it was the jet of hot gasses at the cylinder/forcing cone junction that burned steel away (see also cutting torches) in a line across the top strap. Not an issue of strength.

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To withstand the varying pressures involved in the various rounds, the revolver is made with mil spec 4330 modified vanadium steel (the same alloy used in the Gatling gun barrels of F-16 Falcon fighters) and is specially hardened.
I still think the Medusa could do it, If the chamber was long enough....
Sounds to me like no revolver could shoot this bullet... It even cuts the top strap on revolvers built for this cartridge. I read the manufactures of these guns DONT want you shooting the .357 Max outta them anymore.
Seems the only guns that can handle this cartridge are single shot.....

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Default 357 maximum .....reborn into my picks!

this needs a re-awakining ....a handgun and carbine combo would be kick ass .....maybe a newer timberwolf in .357 maxine? and a rhino to go with it?



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