I know that this is a very basic question but I want to make sure that I'm using my guns safely.
I just bought a 1894C in .357 Magnum and I have a bunch of Remington Golden Saber 125g JHP bullets that I want to use up.
Are all non-spire tipped bullets acceptable for these guns (round nose, truncated cone, hollow point etc)? Is there any danger of setting off a primer with a bullet that doesn't have a pointed end?
Thanks for the help!
Essentially yes. Stay away from TMJ or FMJ though.
I shoot TMJ and FMJ all the time in my C and CSS.
There are multiple threads here on the subject. Do a search and you may be surprised with what some people say.
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It's potentially dangerous. You load what you want. You'll probably be alright. It's only a .357 after all but the OP asked. I only answered what Marlin recommends.Originally Posted by owners manual PG3
Marlin manual says "...some pointed and full metal jacket round nose bullets..."Originally Posted by Snew
Most FMJ rounds I've ever bought in both .357 and .38 special, have flat nose, like Winchester White Box for example. Perfectly safe.
Stay with flat nose .357 bullets of any weight and you will be fine. The one exception to the pointed bullet would be the new Federal(?) soft point Levergun pointed bullets. The name escapes me at the moment.
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Worst case scenario, you can always just fire 1 bullet at a time in the magazine.
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