.357 caliber

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Dmitry, May 8, 2012.

  1. Dmitry

    Dmitry New Member

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    Can somebody tell me if any .357 revolver can as well handle .38 special and .38 + calibers?
     
  2. niteglock

    niteglock New Member

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    Yes. I have a .357 and shoot .38sp out it because they're cheaper.
     

  3. niteglock

    niteglock New Member

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

    Dmitry New Member

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    Thank you!!!
     
  5. armsmaster270

    armsmaster270 New Member

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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.
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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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.
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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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.
     
  8. Dmitry

    Dmitry New Member

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    Thank you!!!!
     
  9. levelcross

    levelcross New Member

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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.

    A clean gun is just waiting to get dirty ;)
     
  10. Dmitry

    Dmitry New Member

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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.
     
  11. jordan89

    jordan89 New Member

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    If CA legal I'd check into a Smith and Wesson or a Ruger. I have a Ruger sp101 in .357 mag and I love it. It is very accurate and reliable. I have no experience with Taurus or Rossi so I can't offer an opinion on them.
     
  12. phildenton

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    I second that, ruger and smith & Wesson are really good choices, if price is not an issue than go with smith & wesson. Otherwise a ruger. I would advise not waisting time/money on Taurus or rossi
     
  13. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    A lot of people have nothing but bad things to say about Taurus. There was someone on hear not long ago that posted a pick of his brand new Taurus .22, and the gun looked like it was put in a vice and twisted. S&w are known for there revolvers. I would thank everyone would agree you can't go wrong with a s&w no mater what you git. I thank s&w is one of the ones that makes the .357 in a simi auto to.
     
  14. niteglock

    niteglock New Member

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    I thank u needs 2 go bak 2 scoo.

    Couldn't resist. Sorry man.
     
  15. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    It's ok I found a way to make good money without knowing how to spell and all that.
     
  16. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    If you think on longevity, S&W is the only way to go.

    Taurus may have a lifetime warranty, but in 75 years, the S&W will still be preferred.

    Many people bought the RG line of revolvers because of price years ago, and they have not appreciated.
    The S&W will.
     
  17. phildenton

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    But if you're planning on shooting it a bunch and not looking at how much you can sell it for in a decade than theres nothing wrong with ruger, they are built to be abused and keep shooting, so that "longevity" crap doesnt wash. In a few ways s&w may be better, but in most others they are equall.
     
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  18. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    Nothing wrong with the ruger. But got to say the same for the s&w. Why you thank they keep there value.
     
  19. phildenton

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    Thats my point, they are both great.
     
  20. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Someone has not seen Ruger prices lately. New or used.