158 grain. 38 special ammo
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    158 grain. 38 special ammo

    Is it ok to fire 38 special out of my Taurus 605? I am unable to find any +P ammo anywhere.
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    Your 605 is rated for 357 magnum ammunition. The pressure on that is way, way higher than any 38 special +P load. Therefore, you should be able to shoot any 38 special load out of your 605 with no worries.
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    It should be fine. That's a good cartridge.

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    I only own .357s now. Partially because of the ammunition versatility.
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    Like everyone else said, yep!

    A lot of us with 605's actually carry a hot 38spl +P round in them instead of a 357 round. The 605 is easier to control with those than shooting 357 in it, and easier to control than shooting the +P round in a lightweight 442 or 642 type.
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    Just make sure to keep the cylinder bores brushed.
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    Thanks for all the input!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctordeere View Post
    Just make sure to keep the cylinder bores brushed.
    This ^^^. You would be surprised of the "ring" in those chambers!
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    If the pistol is a .357 mag then yes you can shoot .38 spl +P out of it. Clean the cylinder/chambers well before shooting .357 mag.
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