.357 Snubby...Whats your carry round?

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    Quote Originally Posted by artificialgrey View Post
    The title of the thread is ".357 Snubby...Whats your carry round?" - .357 Snubby, being a slang for a short-barreled revolver chambered for .357 Mag, is referencing the firearm, not the ammunition. Including a picture of a .357 snub in the first post and starting the thread in the "Defensive Carry Guns" section also gives the impression that loads carried by members in a .357 revolver is the topic of discussion. Personally, I don't see the need to insult others by suggesting they lack common sense in light of the errors pointed out above.



    If you don't intend to be insulting, then why refer to those that carry .38 in .357 revolvers as doing something that "isn't too smart"? Not sure if it was your intent, but the whole post comes off as condescending.
    The problem is, "gives the impression". I should have said ".357 Snubby..What .357 round do you carry in your .357 Snubby? Either way, if you had read it properly then you would have read the KEY WORD"ONLY." And like I said,IMO doing something like that isn't too smart. If someone wants to shoot and carry both .38 spl. and .357 rounds then it is smart to buy a .357 revolver, IMO. If someone will not shoot .357"s, but ONLY shoot .38 spl., then IMO it isn't too smart to buy the .357 revolver when they sell the .38 spl. revolver.( you know, .38 spl. revolver=.38 spl. ammo ONLY) No, my intent was not to be condescending, just IMO, nothing personal. That warm fuzzy, touchy feely stuff is for Dear Abby, nuff said.
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    Well if you say so...
    I get my warm and fuzzy feeling from owning a Model 36 and a Model 686+, the Model 29 is even warmer and fuzzier
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexster View Post
    Bart, have you even shot your .357 snubby yet? On September 10th, you posted that you had not yet shot it.

    Bart: "I've shot both 125 gr. & 158 gr. in .357 magnum in the 4 inch barrel, I haven't noticed any big difference in re-coil. I haven't had the time to get out and shoot my snubby yet, but when I do I'll try both rounds in it as well. I've been told the re-coil of the 158 gr. is significantly more than the 125 gr. when fired from the snubby. Is this correct? Just curious as of what to expect. Thanks."

    This is the thread from which I quote you: http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ml#post1294643
    Yes, I've shot both. I agree with you, in the 4 inch barrel I didn't notice any big difference in recoil between the 125 gr. & 158 gr. in .357 magnum. I couldn't feel any big difference between the same rounds fired from my S&W M 60 .357 magnum snubby either, in fact I found both the 125 gr. & 158 gr. .357 magnum rounds comfortable to shoot. I didn't find the recoil excessive at all, no pain, and double taps were quick and easy. (just so that no-one is confused and nothing is "tricky" here, both guns and all ammo mentioned here are .357 magnum. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugergirl View Post
    Well if you say so...
    I get my warm and fuzzy feeling from owning a Model 36 and a Model 686+, the Model 29 is even warmer and fuzzier
    I've read your replies, all very interesting and informative. There is no way that I could, or would, insinuate that you are "not too smart", quite to the contrary.

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    Speer 135 Gr Gold Dot cartridges for short barrels are available in both 38 Special and 357 Mag -- the 357 is about 130 fps faster than the 38 Special +P from a 2" barrel according to Speer's ballistic tables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart View Post
    I've read your replies, all very interesting and informative. There is no way that I could, or would, insinuate that you are "not too smart", quite to the contrary.
    Aw shucks you're making me
    Give the Federal Nyclad rounds a try if you can get them locally. For a .38 round they do have some good ballistics for a short barrel revolver. I was glad to hear Federal started producing these again.
    I still miss the good old days and the Super-Vel ammo(oops I'm giving away my age)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugergirl View Post
    Aw shucks you're making me
    Give the Federal Nyclad rounds a try if you can get them locally. For a .38 round they do have some good ballistics for a short barrel revolver. I was glad to hear Federal started producing these again.
    I still miss the good old days and the Super-Vel ammo(oops I'm giving away my age)
    I go back a lot further than Super-Vel. You don't have to concern yourself about your age until someone tells you that, "your looking good, instead of your good looking, or, you get complimented on your alligator shoes, and your barefoot". Anyway, I just wanted to say that I think that all of the new +P ammo mentioned would perform well, however, I have no problem or complaints about recoil using .357 magnum in either my 4 in. or 2 1/8 in. guns. I have changed my mind about my carry round in my snubby. I've decided on the Remington 125 gr. SJHP because the accuracy was excellent. Both the 158 gr. & 125 gr. were accurate and grouped well fired from the 4 in. barrel.

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    If I'm going to carry .357 and not .38+p I like the 125gr Gold Saber. A comfortable to shoot "less than full power" load. For the bigger .357s I love the full power 125s, but I don't like the recoil and blast in the snubs.

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    With a snubbie, especially one with a small frame I'm not sure I would enjoy 100 rounds of full house .357 ammo. With something larger like an L-frame, it's not as hard on the hand .
    I took my S&W 686+ out to play yesterday and practiced some one handed shots with the last 6 rounds, and I feel pretty comfortable shooting 158 grain rounds with the heavy frame.

    I'm not sure it would be as much fun with something lighter like a Model 60 or a light-weight J-frame.
    Last edited by Rugergirl; September 22nd, 2009 at 06:39 AM.
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    I also use the Speer short barrel .38s.
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    Replacing the stock two piece grips with the Hogue Monogrips on my S&W Model 60 j-frame has made the gun comfortable to shoot. Even with the .357 full house rounds there was no sting. Not much difference shooting with one hand. I have a Bond Arms .45 acp. that's fun to shoot, the recoil of the S&W was less than that of the Bond Arms. I've had both Taurus and Colt .357 snub nose in the past (stock grips) that stung really bad, so I have to give the credit to the Hogue Monogrips for the absence of pain with the S&W.

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