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Unread 10-20-2011, 06:05 AM
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Re: 357 Maximum??

Google Mike Bellm. He has a website and has extensive info on TCs and the 357max

TC has a problem with throating on them.
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Unread 11-24-2011, 11:09 PM
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Re: 357 Maximum??

My question would be are you concerned about weight; what ranges are you expecting/hope to shoot? The tc is a great platform and gives tons of possibility in terms of other cartridge capabilities if you want to change and not hard to switch barrels either. When I was looking into hunting pistols I wanted knock down power and a quick follow up shot if I needed it as I have a good chance of bumping into both bear and cats. I ended up picking up a ruger super black hawk in .454 casul and have fallen in love with the capability of the gun and round. I can shoot a very wide variety of bullets and can shoot 45lc if I want a really mild load. For me personaly I just feel better with more gun than I would hopefully ever need and it also serves as a backup if my rifle goes down. This is what I feel works best for me though, ymmv
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Unread 11-25-2011, 12:00 AM
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Re: 357 Maximum??

I went ahead and purchased the gun and have been impressed with it, I picked up the frame and barrel with a scope for about the same price as i was seeing used frames for so I figured if I didn't like it I could get another barrel and not be out much

I haven't had much time to shoot it, I got some brass and picked up some 158 grain Hornady XTP's for it, I loaded up 25 rounds and headed to the range to see what it would do, it only took a couple shots to get it dialed to where I wanted it and I had 2 groups of 3 shots that where under an inch at 100 and 3 other 3 shot groups that where right at 1 , that was my very first time ever shooting a scoped handgun and the more I shot it the tighter I was getting the groups, after I was pretty comfortable with my groups at 100 I went and set some clay pigeons at 200 and it only took 2 shots to figure out where to hold and I hit 4 in a row missed once then hit the last one in the 6 shot

So I called it good went home loaded up some more bullets and took my little brother out the following day to see how well he could shoot it, his first 3 shots where about 1 group but then he shot 2 more groups just under 1 inch at 100, so I got him off the bench and had him shoot from positions that where more realistic in a hunting situation, he shot prone and off shooting sticks and kept about a 2 inch group at 100

This last Saturday he filled his extra doe tag with a well placed quartering away shot at 122 yards, she ran about 80 yards but the XTP did a great job and left a good entrance and exit, he was one happy kid

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