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    Must say that it certainly "sounds" different shooting the 357's through it.


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    I have to say after seeing the video I am pretty interested. Has anyone heard about the reliability running these hot rounds in such a light gun?

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    Good report!
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    I have one in .357 magnum and I run the BB in .357 and Hornady Critical as my sd for carry. My BBs are in 158 grain LSWCHPs. richgp100z And the 158s are not that bad. THEY ARE FUN.

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    It may be a light gun, but in the 357 it is a Stainless Steel model, yes polymer grip frame... I see no issues with it and enjoy ours. Would an SP101 be here 200 years from now and the LCR - maybe not? But right now I really like the LCR in 357. I keep looking for another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drew59 View Post
    If those were the .357 loads in the video, the recoil doesn't look to bad. Those particles you are feeling is probably unburned powder escaping from the sides of the cylinder.




    ^^^^^^YEP^^^^^^^^^^^

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    Sounds like oneshot is SQUEMISH.................. about the .357 in the Ruger LCR revolver. Otherwise joking,,,,,,,,,,,, what a wimp. richgp100z OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOpps,DID I WRITE AND SAY THAAT.

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    Range report: My own "Box of truth"

    Hello guys! went to the range today to do some ballistic testings with my LCR in 357 mag and with my S&W 351PD. I put together a bunch of old catalogs,phone books and some old magazines and put it in a small diaper box 10 inches deep. I wanted to know which ammo should I carry in my 351PD and i also wanted to find out how the 357mag will perform. Here are the ammo that I used:

    Federal premium 130gr hydra-shok low recoil.
    Hornandy 30gr V-max 22mag with a muzzle velocity of 2200fps.
    CCI Maxi-Mag HP 40gr jacketed hollow point with a muzzle velocity of 1875fps.
    38 special reload with 140gr cast bullet.

    Results:
    The 357 mag penetrated up to 7 to 8 inches but the bullets did not mushroomed or expanded..

    The Hornady 30 gr V-max penetrated 5 to 6 inches with little to none expansion..

    CCI maxi-mag 40 gr JHP penetrated 5 to 6 inches also but the bullet mushroomed or expanded very well..

    The reload 38 specials also penetrated 7 to 8 inches with some expansion.

    Here is some pics and video of my experiments..







    videos..




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    I'd like to know how you liked your LCR .357 magnum. I'm interested in one to go with my LCR .38 +p.

    I carry the Hornady Magnum158 gr. JHP/XTP in my Taurus 650. It's a handful even in this 23oz snub. I'm curious to see the reaction of folks using the magnum load with the LCR. I can only imagine what it feels like outa a 17oz polymer revolver. Anyway, thanks for the pics and report, looks like a fun time at the range.

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    like it, congrats!

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    Shavings? I had a 581 L frame that did that. It was out of time. Took me about 1,000 rounds to get that way though.

    I had the LCR in 38+P

    but find that the .357 Magnum appeals to me more.

    The LCR is the finest Snubby I've ever handled.

    Ruger really did get things right from the very start.

    It's not a wait one year before buying, type of gun.


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    Vikz:

    If you really want to try an awesome load in your Ruger, give this .357 ammo a try. It is a deer hunting load, so it is pretty hot. But it is very accurate, and those big red tips on the bullets look amazing when viewing a revolver from the front.

    It is an aggressive hollowpoint design, with very deep skive marks to facilitate expansion:


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    I love my LCR .357 and found the rem golden saber 125gr JHP to be the best as far as velocity and manageability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    I love my LCR .357 and found the rem golden saber 125gr JHP to be the best as far as velocity and manageability.
    The Golden Sabers are indeed a good round for anyone who wants a .357 load that is easier to shoot. It is very mild to shoot in both of my Smith and Wessons. Although they are both much heavier than this Ruger.

    Just depends on which a person values most: max power for each shot, or quicker follow up shots.


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