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A friend worked up a 180gr and pretty hot load that shoots really well in my 1894. My question is will it hurt to use this heavy load all the time? I'm still trying to find sights that I like but at 50yrds. it hold a 3" group and at 100yds it hold about a 6.5" group. I'm betting that when I get some sights I can see with I can tighten those numbers up a bit. The bigger loads also feed better than .38's. I think I can reload enough at a good enough price not to bankrupt me.
 

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Unless they are loaded hot, I doubt they will cause any problems.

Ammunition is rated by SAAMI to have a maximum pressure in the chamber. All commercial ammo will (should) be at or under the maximum.

I'm looking at a listing of commercially available 357 bullets in a ballistics program I have. It's pretty evenly split with 125, 158, and 180 grain bullets.
 
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