This is a discussion on Chrono's for LCR 357 ??????? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Anyone have any chrono info from a Ruger LCR 357 ??? Thanks for any info. God Bless...
Anyone have any chrono info from a Ruger LCR 357 ??? Thanks for any info. God Bless
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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Hornady CD 110gr .38+p ave 978fps, 265 ft-lbs
Hornady CD 125gr .357 ave 1221fps, 414 ft-lbs
Winchester 125 gr Silvertip .38+p ave 909fps
I'm planning to try Gold Dot Short Barrel stuff although Speer's published data is not much higher in .357 vs +p. The Critical Defense .357 was harsh in my LCR, follow up shots would be difficult for me. Sticking with +p for now.
Life is too short to shoot ugly guns.
I just picked up a box of the Speer GD short barrel 135gr magnums, havent shot it yet. I figure it gives a bit more punch than the 38 +P but wont be as punishing as the full power loads. Hopefully anyway. If you shoot it before I do please post your opinion of it. Comparison on Speers site:
38+P 135gr Muzzel Vel 860 ft sec energy 222 ft lbs Part # 53921
357 135gr " " 990 ft sec " 294 ft lbs Part # 23917
357 125gr " " 1450 ft sec " 584 ft lbs Part # 53920
357 158 gr " " 1235 ft sec " 535 ft lbs Part # 53960
I got to shoot the 357 Speer GD 135gr Short Barrel. I think this is a great carry round, its hotter than the 38+P and as expected has more recoil, it's nowhere near as nasty as the hot 357 loads. It was actually comfortable to shoot and has now replaced the 38+P Speer GD 135gr Short Barrel as my carry round. Incidentally I tested it out of a Ruger LCR.
Don't worry about the test with just a lcr357 You really want ammo test in general.
GO TO - Snub Nose Velocity Test - on you tube