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    durability of taurus 357 vs buffalo bore ammo?

    anybody firing buffalo bore 357 mag out of a taurus or rossi 357 pistol?

    any problems like wear, soft metal, cylinders sticking and so on?

    the ammo to be fired is is 125gr and 158.

    the amount to be fired is about 750.

    can these pistols take that many of these hot loaded rounds without ending up in the scrap pile?

    the pistols considered are the rossi 971 and 972, taurus 7 shot model 66 i think and the 6 shot 65--

    another question would stainless be better than blued steel with this "bear stopper" ammo??

    thanx--

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    Re: durability of taurus 357 vs buffalo bore ammo?

    I haven't tried any of the Buffalo Bore ammuniton in my Taurus 357 magnums
    yet. It would depend on the model that you are shooting whether to use it
    or not. I would trust it in my 617 and my Model 66, both guns have sturdy
    frames. That being said, I would not shoot a steady diet of it through either
    gun. I would be hesitant about using it in lighter framed 357s like the Tracker
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    Re: durability of taurus 357 vs buffalo bore ammo?

    I've fired a few rounds of BB's 180gr load in each of my 357s (M650, M65, M689). Buffalo Bore says that their loads are safe to use in any 357 in good condition so I wouldn't worry about it.

    Oh, I suspect that BB"s 180gr load would be a better choice as a bear stopper than the lighter loads as that's what it was designed for.
    http://www.gunblast.com/MilesFortis-...uffaloBore.htm

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    Re: durability of taurus 357 vs buffalo bore ammo?

    I've fired the equivalent handload in my Tauri, 66s, and my Ruger Blackhawk (what the load was developed for) and in my SP101. The heavy bullet magnums are much easier on top straps and forcing cones than are the 125 grain stuff. I don't shoot hot 125 grain stuff in ANY .357. I prefer 140 for carry, anyway, performs better in short barrels.
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    Re: durability of taurus 357 vs buffalo bore ammo?

    I have in a old 66 ..no problems....but I see absoultly no advantage in useing high pressure stuff in a SD gun....now maybe with hunting ,with a 6in or longer barrel or maybe a levergun carbine....
    but for SD 38Spl. +p is hard to beat....
    less recoil = quicker follow up shots...
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    Re: durability of taurus 357 vs buffalo bore ammo?

    Quote Originally Posted by NativeTexan™
    I've fired the equivalent handload in my Tauri, 66s, and my Ruger Blackhawk (what the load was developed for) and in my SP101. The heavy bullet magnums are much easier on top straps and forcing cones than are the 125 grain stuff. I don't shoot hot 125 grain stuff in ANY .357. I prefer 140 for carry, anyway, performs better in short barrels.
    that is interesting. how about the 158gr?

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    Re: durability of taurus 357 vs buffalo bore ammo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye!
    I have in a old 66 ..no problems....but I see absoultly no advantage in useing high pressure stuff in a SD gun....now maybe with hunting ,with a 6in or longer barrel or maybe a levergun carbine....
    but for SD 38Spl. +p is hard to beat....
    less recoil = quicker follow up shots...
    Every load has a purpose. I hunt. I also carry a 4" 66 afield when I'm in bear counrty or when I'm roaming where i might get a shot at a hog. I'd want to peeve neither of these particular animals off with a .38.
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    Re: durability of taurus 357 vs buffalo bore ammo?

    Quote Originally Posted by jd548
    that is interesting. how about the 158gr?
    158 or up is for hunting IMHO. I think it's too penatrative for self defense. The 140 seems to strike the best compromise, there, but it does have some penetration, too. It does a good job on hogs in the trap, though, REAL good. I've shot hogs in the trap with about everything I have and .357 magnum seems to knock 'em down about as quick as they can get knocked down with a shoulder shot and 140s. Now, these are 200 lb or less hogs, not big monsters that require a .44 or .45 Colt to get through the girstle plate on the shoulder. The trap is sized such that a huge hogzilla would find it a might cramped to enter.
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    Re: durability of taurus 357 vs buffalo bore ammo?

    i have a 605 and tried buffalo ammo once, i use blazer mostly but a friend of mine had some one day so i tried them. man the recoil was awesome but really rough on my hand, the gun did fine and the ammo was accurate but it took a while getting thru a cylinder full. the recoil kept me from shooting very fast, i'll stick to regular stuff much more pleasant to shoot.

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    Re: durability of taurus 357 vs buffalo bore ammo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steelheart™
    I've fired a few rounds of BB's 180gr load in each of my 357s (M650, M65, M689). Buffalo Bore says that their loads are safe to use in any 357 in good condition so I wouldn't worry about it.

    Oh, I suspect that BB"s 180gr load would be a better choice as a bear stopper than the lighter loads as that's what it was designed for.
    http://www.gunblast.com/MilesFortis-...uffaloBore.htm

    Steelheart
    Thanks Great article going to print it out. I'll be buying some of this stuff for my GP100 for when I'm out and about in the woods. This load is actually as more powerful ad some 44 magnum loads! and is designed to penetrate a bears scull, pretty impressive stuff!!

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