Well I finally loaded up some 38 special ammo, I used hornady 140grn xtp's with 3.9grn of titegroup.
I went out this morning and fired 50 rounds through my 85.

They all went bang and the powder burnt pretty clean. The recoil was really mild.

I was able to keep all my shots on a 12'' square paper. I know the groups could have been better, but that will come with more practice.

This was the first time shooting the gun.

jic