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Old 09-03-2017, 04:09 PM
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Just took my new 640 Pro to the range. Great gun. I fired some .38 spl, some .357 Golden Saber, and 158 gr PPU .357. The Golden Sabers were very nice to shoot, the PPU ok but with the increased recoil, I wouldn't want to spend a day shooting them. Is there a magnum range ammo at a decent price that will recoil more like the Golden Saber than the PPU? Anyone have experience with recoil from Geco 158 gr magnums? I know I can use .38 spl, but the magnums seemed more accurate to me. This being my 1st .357, is it hard to clean the cylinder ring the 38's leave in the cylinder? That's one of my reasons for looking for a mild magnum range load. I don't reload so I could use any help I can get. Thanks.
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Clean it regularly and 38's residue is no big deal.
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As to shooting .38 in a .357 chamber, I have done it for decades, including shooting IDPA Revolver with 66s and 686s. The lead/carbon must be cleaned from the cylinder, but is simple with a Brownells "Tornado" brush. In general, revolvers are easier to clean if done regularly after shooting, before black residue turns to stone.
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As to shooting .38 in a .357 chamber, I have done it for decades, including shooting IDPA Revolver with 66s and 686s. The lead/carbon must be cleaned from the cylinder, but is simple with a Brownells "Tornado" brush. In general, revolvers are easier to clean if done regularly after shooting, before black residue turns to stone.
Just ordered one, thanks for the heads up. Brownells even had 1 cent shipping.
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I have shot countless .38 Special rounds in many .357 Magnum revolvers and never had a problem with carbon rings. Clean your gun after each range trip and you will have no problems too.
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