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Hello all,
I am new to the group and just purchased the 461 about a month ago for summer carry. My question is will it stand up to a lot of 357 rounds or should I just keep 357 rounds for SD and shoot 38's at the range? I love this little gun, it has been dead on with POA, been working on the DA trigger pull with snap caps. Just wondering if it will withstand the punishment of the 357 rounds.
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I have had mine about 6 months. It was made for a diet of 357's. I chose to fire more 38's than 357's but that is more for my budget and hands than for the gun. If you fire a lot of 38's you do have to worry about cleaning the cylinders due to build up between the end of the 38's and the chamber that was designed for 357's.

Shoot what you want too. or take it easy on your hands, the choice is up to you!!
 

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Here's links on the .357 magnum ammo:
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=775.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1926.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5344.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3169.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2805.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2132.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1816.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3162.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=79.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=4916.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5747.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5941.0

For the .38 Special:
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3805.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2805.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2661.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2349.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3192.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=791.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2689.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=935.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1603.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2485.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=4386.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3128.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5131.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=4679.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3595.0


There's stuff in there that's of interest in all of those.
 

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I stay away from hot 125 grain loads in ALL my .357s for much shooting. They are known for forcing cone erosion and top strap cutting, doesn't matter the brand or model. Okay for a mild diet and carry if you like 'em, but I shoot 158 gas check SWCs in my .357s for practice, much easier on the top strap and forcing cone.
 

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Mulerider93 said:
Built for .357, but it isn't all that fun to shoot - ouch.

--jcd
+1 agree
 

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jcd,
I love shooting 357 in this small gun. I grew up shooting a 357 S&W 65-3, I have been shooting that pistol for about 20 years. I can rapid fire it as fast as my buddy can his Bereta 92, I am just more accurate. I shoot every week, just my habit and stress reliever. I just wanted to make sure this little rocket will stand up to some large loads and it sounds like it will do just that. I love how well it has shot straight out of the box, Besides I hate cleaning that 38 ring around the cylinder.
Danny
 
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