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Old 04-05-2018, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by crstrode View Post
Do you have a reference/source for this statement, or is it a guess?

Scooter123's theory regarding metallurgy between models makes a lot of sense. Of course, it is widely recognized that metallurgy has likely changed over time, however we are talking about revolvers of similar vintage made recently.
The only way to get a definitive answer is going to be shoot a number .38's and .357's with loads right at the peak pressure for .357 until they are no longer serviceable and record the round count on each one. Unfortunately I've never heard of such an experiment.