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Hi. My first post. I recently bought a used OM 66, 4" in .357 mag. I've owned a number of rifles and shotguns over the years but never handguns. At this point I just want to go out to the range and shoot targets with some of my buddies who mostly shoot semi-autos. Anyone have recommendations on some moderately priced and appropriate range loads in .357 and .38 sp? The choices are rather daunting. Also, what loads are too heavy for this piece? Great site and thanks in advance!
 

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Better you than me. :D ;D :) Just kidding of course, but you asked. Wait until you see what happens if you ask about holsters. :D
Since this one of the most asked questions I figured to cover all bases.

148 gr. wadcutters or generic 158gr. round nosed .38 Specials should get you off to a good start to learn the basics of shooting your particular revolver.Local gun store prices may be lower than getting ammo online. Wal-Mart,Dunhams, Gander Mountain, or local stores should have or do have sales on UMC,Remington,and Blazer ammo.Winchester White box ammo should be a good pick as well.
 

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Wally World has 100 round boxes of Winchester White Box for around $38. I'll be picking up a box today.
Generally I only shoot .38s in my Dan Wesson for practice.
P.S. Welcome aboard.
 

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If you don't mind factory reloads, here's a 500rd can of them for $69.95 + shipping etc.

http://www.outdoormarksman.com/product_info.php?cPath=65_1_13&products_id=414

The can is a 30-cal ammo can. I've shot a few of them and they recoil less than a 158 +p but more than your standard factory 158. I think I like them. I did find 1 (so far) bad reload, the case mouth had split when they loaded the bullet and it wouldn't load. For the price I don't think I care.

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