Intro and question

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by RichB, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. RichB

    RichB New Member

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    Hey team!
    I just discovered that this forum exists. Thanks to the creators of this forum!!!
    My question to the community is, Would you fire 185 grain bear loads in your LCR .357? I bought a box, but haven't tried them yet.

    Thanks,

    -> Rich
     
  2. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman New Member

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    Yes. You only live once, right?
     

  3. Terminatorret

    Terminatorret New Member

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    In the past, Ruger use to "zero in" fixed revolver sites with 158 gr. How will the heavier round effect the POA trajectory?
     
  4. cjs1945

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    No, i shoot mostly 158 gr. .357 or 38 +p and some Critical defense at range, LCR is designed and intended for self defense. If i was planning on encountering something that required that type of ammo i would take a Blackhawk or GP-100 along or even a Redhawk .44 mag. If you are pushing .357 performance to the limit, the LCR is not the ideal weapon to use.
     
  5. EasyCZ

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    LCR .357 185 Grain

    Bear load in a snub? I can think of better ways to hurt myself.
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2013
  6. chelboed

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    Re: LCR .357 185 Grain

    I would not consider using something as small as a 357 on a bear. 300gr 44 minimum.

    The 357 is getting too slow with a bullet that heavy. You're losing a lot of energy.

    If you're worried about recoil though...the Alaskan series from Ruger is a far harsher snub. Would make the 357lcr recoil feel like a 22. Hahaha.

    Sent from my PH44100 using Tapatalk 2
     
  7. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the Ruger Talk Forum !!
     
  8. LT2108

    LT2108 Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Welcome to the Ruger Talk Forum !
     
  9. EasyCZ

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    Rich, let me clarify. As long as the 185 grain load is within the specs of the revolver, go for it. I wouldn't expect it would be very pleasant, but could yield a nice fireball.

    A larger, steel-framed revolver would yield better results for that round.
     
  10. jmohme

    jmohme Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from Texas!
     
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  13. jbardellini

    jbardellini Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum.