357 mag question

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by claymore504, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. claymore504

    claymore504 Well-Known

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    Is it ok to fire 38 spl +P in a 357 magnum? I am having a hell of a time finding 357 mag defense ammo, but 38 spl +P seems to be around.
     


  2. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

    Absolutely!
     
  3. TxSgt1911

    TxSgt1911 New Member

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    Absolutely. Same bullet, the only difference is the .357 Mag is longer and with much higher velocity and pressure. All the wheelgun shooters I know (me included) fire a steady diet of .38 Special in our .357's.
     
  4. juwaba98

    juwaba98 Well-Known

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    That's what I load in my GP100 when it's out of the safe and on duty. Only time I load full house .357s is when I'm headed into the woods.
     
  5. navyguy

    navyguy TGT Addict

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    Yep, the pressure on the +p 38 should be well within the range of a .357 Mag revolver.

    FWIW, Natchez has .357 Gold Dots , and Ammo to go has Federal HydraShoks.
     
  6. claymore504

    claymore504 Well-Known

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    Thanks again guys. Picked up some +P locally today. I didn't realize how hard it was to find 357 MAG until I started looking. I found 40, 45 and 9 all day, but 357....I guess I never noticed until i wanted some.
     
  7. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

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    Just remember to clean the chambers extra good or you'll get sticking cases when/if you go back to .357.
     
  8. claymore504

    claymore504 Well-Known

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    Thanks for the heads up. I am new to revolvers in general and that is some good info.
     
  9. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

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    Is't that the case. All you can find is ammo you aren't looking for.
     
  10. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

    So, where did you see the .45???
     

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