best ammo choices for Ruger LCR. 357 mag?

best ammo choices for Ruger LCR. 357 mag?

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    best ammo choices for Ruger LCR. 357 mag?

    I just purchased a Ruger LCR in. 357 mag. I was just wondering what .357 and .38+p ammo you guys can suggest for personal and home defense. Thanks for any input!!!


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    Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel 135gr JHP , Product # 53921 for the 38+P and Product # 23917 for the 357. This 357 load is slightly milder than the 125 gr load and has very manageable recoil.

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    My S&W 360 eats a diet of DoubleTap 357 mag 158gr bonded hp.
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    I would probably find a very mild .357 or a nice .38+P round. Speer Gold Dot's are hard to beat.

    I carry a very mild load in my .38 LCR. I chose the Horniday Critical Defense because of the quick follow up shots.
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    I'm still trying to figure that out. I picked up some Corbon 125 JHP in .38+P that i like so far. I also like the idea of the "Chicago Load", 158g SWC's. .357 seems a bit stout for the LCR.

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    I really like the .38+p low flash low smoke from buffalo bore
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    Right now it's Remington Golden Sabers. I've tried Hornady Critical Defense .357, but at the range found they were tumbling coming out if the barrel and key holing the target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBigOrange View Post
    I would probably find a very mild .357 or a nice .38+P round. Speer Gold Dot's are hard to beat.

    I carry a very mild load in my .38 LCR. I chose the Horniday Critical Defense because of the quick follow up shots.
    Agreed.....I might also add some 110 grainers by Federal, Remington, or even Winchester if you can find them in 357 Magnum. In the 38 Special flavor, I would likely recommend the 158 grain semi-wadcutter hollow point +P. From a short barrel these 38's expand reliably and look like a rattlesnakes jaws opening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy8 View Post
    I really like the .38+p low flash low smoke from buffalo bore
    Buffalo Bore is another GOOD choice in the 38+P load. Smokin' little buggers......
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    Critical Defense .

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    speer gd in 38+p and rem. golden saber in 357mag

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    the ones that you can handle put on target regularly..

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    Mine is loaded with Win. 145gr. .357MAG STHPs.
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    Corbon DPX.
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    In my 38 I also like Hornady CD in +P

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