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Old 12-05-2015, 12:46 AM
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On the side of the 340 PD it says that nothing less than 120 grain bullets be used.

I understand that warning is because the lightweight design causes the bullets to be to be pulled from the recoil.

Is that warning for 38 special, 38+P or just 357 magnum?
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I suspect the restriction is for .357, but a call to customer service should tell you for certain.
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On page 12 of the Owner's Manual is a CAUTION which says it is for magnum ammo...

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Thanks for the info!
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Pretty sure it causes the front of the cylinder to be burned, and eroded.
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Please be advised that I did incur "crimp-jump" with 110gr .38 +P loads in my original 360Sc, also with a titanium cylinder. I know it's not supposed to do that, but...

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Please be advised that I did incur "crimp-jump" with 110gr .38 +P loads in my original 360Sc, also with a titanium cylinder. I know it's not supposed to do that, but...

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Page 12 in the manual link from my post above also references this phenomenon.

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