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    Default Re: Ruger LCR 357 carry ammo

    Quote Originally Posted by R L Suehr View Post
    I carry 125gr Golden Sabers or Gold Dots in mine.
    Quote Originally Posted by jthrelf View Post
    The Gold Dot 135gr+P short barrel .38 special load could be worth your consideration, if you do decide to go with a .38+P.
    I'm going to look into these, thanks.
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    Default Re: Ruger LCR 357 carry ammo

    Have one in .357mag and carry .38spl+p Winchester Silvertip just because I got a great deal on a case. Much more manageable recoil. I put a Bantam boot grip and fiber optic front sight on mine right away. I love that little gun.

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    Default Re: Ruger LCR 357 carry ammo

    Have a look at this offering from Buffalo Bore...
    https://www.buffalobore.com/index.ph...t_detail&p=106

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    Default Re: Ruger LCR 357 carry ammo

    A 125 grain bullet USUALLY has less felt recoil than a heavier bullet. If it were me, a 125 grain load designed for short barrels is what I would use. I always carried 38 special + p in my snub nose 357.
    Hope this helps you and good luck.

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    Default Re: Ruger LCR 357 carry ammo

    We have a .38 Spec LCR. Wife did fine with +P. I put a Crimson Trace laser grip on it, and now it hurts to practice with wadcutters. Stick with the non-lasered grips.
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    Default Re: Ruger LCR 357 carry ammo

    I went shooting yesterday, I went with the 125gr Golden Sabers. I shot 38 special 38 special +P and 357. Have to say I like this gun more than I thought I would.
    The first 5 158 grain target rounds were an eye opener. The more I shot the more the recoil normalized. Thanks for the suggestions you guys offered.
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    Default Re: Ruger LCR 357 carry ammo

    I'm glad it worked out for you. Love the trigger on the lcr line. Been waffling on weather I want the lcrx or the 3 inch sp101 in 327 federal magnum.

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    Default Re: Ruger LCR 357 carry ammo

    Quote Originally Posted by gghbi View Post
    .357 loads are wasted in a short barrel so all you are doing is making more blast and recoil than effective use of powder.
    As stated previously, Speer 135gr +P .38 Special gold dots are probably the best short barrel revolver load if you can find them.

    I can't guarantee they won't make your hand numb after a few shots, but I don't think you will find better expansion / penetration.

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    Default Re: Ruger LCR 357 carry ammo

    Quote Originally Posted by mixednuts View Post
    As stated previously, Speer 135gr +P .38 Special gold dots are probably the best short barrel revolver load if you can find them.

    I can't guarantee they won't make your hand numb after a few shots, but I don't think you will find better expansion / penetration.
    In the lucky gunner experiment linked above, 5 loads utilizing a Barnes solid copper hollow point bullet outperformed the Speer short barrel load in both expansion and penetration, from a 2" barrel.

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    Default Re: Ruger LCR 357 carry ammo

    Quote Originally Posted by marinville View Post
    In the lucky gunner experiment linked above, 5 loads utilizing a Barnes solid copper hollow point bullet outperformed the Speer short barrel load in both expansion and penetration, from a 2" barrel.
    I'm sure the barnes loading is great but I would take any clear ballistic gel results with a grain of salt.

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