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Hello! Very new to my older 431...decided to join to ask fellow Taurus owners. What ammo is safe to shoot? I keep reading heavy ammo is not safe for my 431. So what is? Thank you all in advance.
 

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Congrats on the 431, I sure wish one would land in my lap. I've never heard anything about a limitation on the bullet weight you run through it, I think as long as you don't try to handload some kind of 44 magnum lite load through it, you'll be fine. Congrats !
 
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Any factory loaded .44 special will be fine in your gun. The warning is for people who load their own ammo and try to get magnum level results from the shorter cartridge.

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I have a 1993 Model 441, square butt, adjustable sight version in 44 Special. I shoot my cast SWC in mine loaded to factory SAAMI pressures using data from any reputable load manual. They are good guns and very accurate. Mine is 6" barrel and has a real preference for the Lee 214 Gr. SWC. I cast soft so my bullets weigh a little more than what Lee says; I just don't load to the 100 % level on pressure or velocity.
 
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These guys all said have good advice. Trying to make the .44 Special into magnum is just rough on the gun and user.

There is one member, a few years back, with his related Taurus 441, who shot a hog with his. He loaded the .44 Special warm but not hot and bagged his trophy.

A lot of the .44 Special loads for self defense run from bullet weights from 165 grains-200 grains are within SAAMI specs. There are also 240gr. cowboy action soft shooting loads with 240 grain rounds.

Sites like https://ammoseek.com/ , AmmoSpy.net | Ammunition Search Engine , https://www.ammosearch.com/ , will let you research the best price and ammo for you in .44 special. There may be other sites, but these cover most of the online ammo store places and prices.
 

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