S&W Revolvers <120gr Ammo Limitations?
I have been looking at some of the lightweight S&W revolvers. Those with titanium cylinders specify that bullets less than 120gr should not be used. I went online and read the instruction manual and the reason given for this limitation is that it is to prevent premature wear of the titanium cylinder. However, Remington and Winchester both offer 110gr SJHP rounds that are loaded to lower pressure and lower velocities (around 1295fps) than full power magnum loads. I am thinking that the restriction that S&W gives is to prevent people from using ultra-fast, lightweight bullets, but that this should not stop someone from shooting a 110gr bullet that is essentially a very hot 38sp and not a full power 357 load. I am interested in these 110gr loads because they would be more powerful than 38sp but ought to be much more controllable than full-house magnum loads in a small, lightweight gun. Do any of you know whether S&W’s ammo restriction would apply to these lower power rounds or is my analysis of the situation essentially correct?
Thanks in advance,