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Ruger LCR-357 making it Magnum...

Discussion in 'Ruger Club' started by flyandscuba, May 13, 2010.

  1. flyandscuba

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    I got 25 on order to come to the shop next month. I will shoot about 25 rounds thru them and let you all know how it personally handles the .357 rounds. I will test them with the Hornady Critical Defense load. 17z
     

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    I like Ruger, but I have a feeling that this gun is too light for .357 in its full bodied form.
     
  4. 17z

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    Get a chance to see the LCR .357 in action on gunblast.com. 17z
     
  5. TKM

    TKM Shiny Member Lifetime Member

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    I reached the limits of violent self-abuse with a ti .41 Magnum. Smith model 357, I know.... go figure.

    I know that there is a .44. I don't care.

    I shoot 500 and 454. A lot. Nerve damage a lot.....

    I have worn out a kevlar glove with the .41Mag.

    I watched two idiot friends of mine try to out-macho each other to the point of flowing blood with the damn thing.
     
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    That looks pretty nice. I may have to pick one up. The 38+P LCR jumps a little also
     
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    I'm in for one. I love the LCR and if it is too light for full power 357, I can always shoot .38's out of it.
     
  9. mitchshrader

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    5x saboted .177 AP 30 grain projectiles @ 2300fps..

    What? just mumblin' to myself, nothing to see here, move along..
     
  10. Ak.Hiker

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    The 357 Magnum does have a little more weight than the 38 Special +P. I would think that the 357 Model would be able to handle the 38 Special +P with ease. Not so sure about full power 357 Magnum loads. But the Remington 125 grain Golden Saber and the Speer 135 grain Gold Dot in 357 Magnum would be possible options in a 17 ounce 357 Magnum. I like the idea of the new 38 Special +P with the boot grips and the night sight myself between the two new models.
     
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    Ouch, the LCR is not exactly comfortable when shooting Speer 135 +p

    Even with the additional weight, that will be a kicking little pistol!
     
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    should be a great little BUG gun if you needed it. i can't seen myself shooting one daily tho.


    4 All complaining of recoil, I bet if the chips where stack and you where shooting your way out of a jam, that recoil would not matter ;)
     
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    I'm 'ah' waitin'.....on this firearms arrival.
     
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    I want one. Would be lighter than the SP-101 when I need something... well... lighter. Also could prove to be fun to shoot. :supergrin:
     
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    Out of a 2in. barrel ...what would be the advantage of a 357 over a 38 Spl. +P ??? I know they would be more kick..muzzel flash , muzzel jump....
    But ballisticly how much difference ???
    Would the difference be worth all the bad side effects ?

    I know with a 21 OZ. 38 Spl. snubbie I had it was a handful with +P
     
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    I think in such a light weight revolver I would prefer the 38 Special +P myself. Easier to control than the 357 Magnum, less prone to bullet pull and loads like the Speer Gold Dot 135 grain +P have a good record on the street.
     
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    Love to see the review
    Everybody says its too light for .357 rounds ...Oh come on :upeyes: who shoots full bore .357 at the range for fun in a lightweight revolver...38 for range work and strapping .357 to my ankle as back up for work is comfort.

    I just got a used 642 in that had a cracked frame and dirty wonder how many +P rounds went through that 1??
     
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    I'd stick with the .38Spl.
     
  20. ricklee4570

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    I agree, however, you perform like you train. And if you are training with a 357 load in this light pistol, it will bruise the heck out of your hand. People will tend to flinch.

    Im also not sure of the advantage of the 357 out of such a short barrel. It will be interesting to see the velocities one can obtain with this one.