Ruger LCR in 357mag!!


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vikz
September 24, 2010, 08:46 PM
hello folks! very excited to show off my latest CCW piece, I went to the funshops today just to browse and what not, son on my 2nd shop that i visited,I saw this LCR and i thought it was in 38spcl., but I looked closer and what I saw really caught me by surprise, there it is the new RUGER LCR in 357mag!,as soon as I touched it I knew i will get it,so made a deal with my Kahr cw40 that i was carrying today and long story short,I now carry this 357mag!!I love the caliber,and the weight is a plus too,a little heavier than the 38spcl.I have not shot it yet maybe tomorrow i can report how it shoots, needles to say I'm a happy camper:evil:!!the tag price was 429.99..

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o175/vikz07/lcr357mag002.jpg
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UpTheIrons
September 24, 2010, 10:16 PM
That's a pretty good deal! I paid $419 shipped for my LCR in .38 SPL last year. Had I known I could get the .357 for $10 more, I would have waited.

RevolverDan
September 24, 2010, 10:24 PM
Got mine a little over a month ago and I LOVE it. It is my go to CC revolver. .357 Mag is a little hot. Expect your hand to feel it for a day or so if you shoot a full box. It's perfect for .38 +P. Extra weight makes it handle the extra juice like a dream. Trigger pull is simply the best I've ever felt from a snub nose out of the box.

Once you shoot it I'm sure you will be singing it's praises as well. Congrats!

CTGunner
September 24, 2010, 11:40 PM
How far out can you shoot the gun accurately using .357? I haven't handled the .357 model but the .38 had a great trigger...

vikz
September 27, 2010, 01:58 AM
OK I was able to try my LCR in 357 today and gotta say I love it!!shot 1 box of my carry ammo, magtech guardian gold 125gr and some hornandy critical defense ammo, the recoil is not bad at all, the grips absorbs most of it, the only thing i don't like is how the shavings ( i think is what you call it) keeps hitting me in the face, I think its coming out on the side of the cylinder, but with 38 specials it was a piece of cake, very manageable recoil, I just have to practice with 38spcls and maybe throw in a couple of 357mag every now and again. There was another guy that i know on the other side where i was on the video, and he said it sounded like a canon becs of the echoes hehehe..here is a small vid..

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o175/vikz07/th_357mag.jpg (http://s120.photobucket.com/albums/o175/vikz07/?action=view&current=357mag.mp4)

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o175/vikz07/th_rugerlcr35720100926_03.jpg (http://s120.photobucket.com/albums/o175/vikz07/?action=view&current=rugerlcr35720100926_03.mp4)

Dimis
September 27, 2010, 11:54 AM
viks thats great
i hope it does everything you need like my .38 LCR does for me
I would trade mine for the .357 but i got it at a friends shop and since has moved away
sooner or later ill track down a .357 model

happy shooting

vikz
October 17, 2010, 08:36 PM
Hello guys! went to the range today to do some ballistic testings with my LCR in 357 mag and with my S&W 351PD. I put together a bunch of old catalogs,phone books and some old magazines and put it in a small diaper box 10 inches deep. I wanted to know which ammo should I carry in my 351PD and i also wanted to find out how the 357mag will perform. Here are the ammo that I used:

Federal premium 130gr hydra-shok low recoil.
Hornandy 30gr V-max 22mag with a muzzle velocity of 2200fps.
CCI Maxi-Mag HP 40gr jacketed hollow point with a muzzle velocity of 1875fps.
38 special reload with 140gr cast bullet.

Results:
The 357 mag penetrated up to 7 to 8 inches but the bullets did not mushroomed or expanded..

The Hornady 30 gr V-max penetrated 5 to 6 inches with little to none expansion..

CCI maxi-mag 40 gr JHP penetrated 5 to 6 inches also but the bullet mushroomed or expanded very well..

The reload 38 specials also penetrated 7 to 8 inches with some expansion. All shot at 7yds out..

Here is some pics and video of my experiments..


http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o175/vikz07/1017ballistics012.jpg
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videos..

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o175/vikz07/th_1017ballistics022.jpg (http://s120.photobucket.com/albums/o175/vikz07/?action=view&current=1017ballistics022.mp4)

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o175/vikz07/th_1017ballistics021.jpg (http://s120.photobucket.com/albums/o175/vikz07/?action=view&current=1017ballistics021.mp4)

jrb_pro
October 18, 2010, 12:50 AM
Interesting. So based on those results, what's the verdict? :D

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