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Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Dmitry, May 8, 2012.
Can somebody tell me if any .357 revolver can as well handle .38 special and .38 + calibers?
Yes. I have a .357 and shoot .38sp out it because they're cheaper.
The .38sp is basically just shorter round. Don't know about very very old .357 revolvers but basic ones. Yes.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
I thank u needs 2 go bak 2 scoo.
Couldn't resist. Sorry man.
It's ok I found a way to make good money without knowing how to spell and all that.
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.
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.
Nothing wrong with the ruger. But got to say the same for the s&w. Why you thank they keep there value.
Thats my point, they are both great.
Someone has not seen Ruger prices lately. New or used.