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I own a 357 polymer and I seen a video were a guy said he was retiring his because the more he shot the more the screw and came loose and falling apart . Has anybody had these same issue. I've shot mine 10 times and I'm wondering if that's common? Can anybody tell me there past experience with the polymer 605 357
 

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That video was actually made by one of the members of this forum, so he may eventually show up to share more details of his experiences with the 605 Poly, but in the meantime I am going to be bold by commenting on a revolver which I admittedly don't own, so take this for what it's worth...

In my honest opinion, I don't think that the Taurus Polymer frame revolvers were designed to be shot very often, but rather shot only when necessary, and even if I'm wrong in that assumption, then at the very least I'm going to say that regardless of intentions, I don't think that the Taurus Polymer frame revolvers are up to the task of handling a steady diet of full power .357 Magnum loads.
Polymer may work well as the frame material of semiautomatic pistols, but it has yet to prove itself in revolvers, and I have my doubts that it's up to the task, especially when it comes to high pressure Magnum cartridges.

That being said, I think that the Taurus 605 Poly will hold up just fine so long as you don't fire a lot of barn-burners though it and favor .38 Special for fun at the range, reserving .357 Magnum self-defense loads exclusively for self-defense.
I could be wrong, but I think that Lion Quest Fitness liked to run hotter ammo through his, which could have been a contributing factor to how quickly it was wearing out and how the screws kept shaking themselves loose.
 

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Sounds like pretty good advice I think I'll go that route on when to shoot magnum but gotta say it kind of make me wish I would've bought the steel. Glad to hear he's a member didn't post to bash my own gun just wanted to see if other had that issue
 

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I just got back from putting 100 rounds through mine. Nothing loose, and hated 158gr ammo(4" low, consistently). It seemed to like the 125gr XTP rounds the best, with Fiocchi 148 gr a close second. I'll be sticking with 125-140gr loads in magnum for now. So far, all the screws are tight, and was actually a pleasure to shoot, sans the wind shifting and blowing some hot gas in my face a few times.
 
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