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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 7/29/2005 11:23:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/1/2005 5:27:42 PM EDT by SkagSig40]
My local gun shop just got one in NIB. It was made in 1982 and I believe is extreemly rare. I think they only made it in 1982 and that was it.
My question is I have heard that some revolvers had trouble handeling the 357 Maximum and fraims were getting damaged. Did the Ruger have any trouble with this round?

Any other info you might have on this gun is appreciated! Thank you!
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 5:05:50 AM EDT
It is the 357 MAXIMUM, and there were reports of flame cutting of the top strap.
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 2:57:02 PM EDT
There was the 357 Supermag and the 357 Maximum.


Case length for the 357 maximum is 1.605 inch while for the SuperMag it is 1.610 inch, not much difference there, but the OAL for the 357 Maximum is 1.990 inch while the SuperMag is 2.080 inch, a HUGE difference.

Elgin Gates developed the 357 Supermag, it was designed to shoot a heavier than normal bullet at slightly higher than normal 357 velocities for silhouette shooting.

Ruger and Remington came up with the 357 Maximum, Ruger did not want to make the revolver window long enough to accommodate the SuperMag. The case is almost as long as the cylinder so there is not much room for a heavy bullet with out seating deep and using up powder room. The first factory load had a light bullet driven to super high velocities using a massive charge of slow ball powder. This is a recipe for erosion problems and it stunk for silhouette shooting too.

Link Posted: 8/1/2005 5:30:20 PM EDT
Thanks for correcting me. I fixed my title!

Thank you for the info! I wonder if this gun has the top strap problem?
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