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I purchased some 38 special ammo from a store in bulk. When I got home, some of the boxes said 38 +P loads. My question is- can this ammo be used in my 357mag rifle? I know it will shoot the 38 loads, just never tried to use the 38+P loads. Just want to make sure.
 

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Yes sir it can be used. +P is a hotter load between .38special and .357 mag. The case is the same length as a standard .38 special. I do not know the velocity/energy differences, that should all be answered by one of the guys that reload and study such things with more detail.
 

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Pressure-wise, it's well below 357 ammo, and fine in your 1894C. Just make sure you clean the chamber thoroughly after shooting it, so 357 ammo can chamber easily.
 

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Yep -- my .357 twin babies shoot all three just fine.



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Thanks! I knew pressure wise it was probably capable, but was leary of powder type for the longer barrel. Golfbuddy45- the twins look nice! Been trying to find a good deal on a sister for mine.
 
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