This is a typical bashing thread from THR. This guy was shooting really fast powder in the gun, not a good thing as one poster points out. The .357 shoots slower powders well, not Unique or Bullseye at magnum velocities, too much pressure too early. So, this guy burns out his forcing cone and blames the gun...of course, he's read all the bashing threads on the boards. It just snowballs on those sites. Most of the bashers have never even picked up a Taurus and if they did, it was "EEEEWWW, a POS!" Anyway, I'm sorta glad there are so many of 'em out there. Keeps the price of good used Taurus revolvers affordable to guys like me.