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I wish I could help, but this is the first time I've ever heard of such. That sounds far more appropriate for the .35 Whelen cartridge than the .357 Magnum.
 

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Oh. Right. I've been out of the game for so long I forgot about that little issue.

So I'm guessing that these big 190s are meant for Ruger only loads? Something the NM Blackhawk will eat like candy?
 

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applesmasher said:
I don't know of any reason it would be a bullet for the Ruger specifically. Smith & Wesson have some beefy .357 Magnum revolvers, and some people still have the old Colt Python. As long as you're shooting it in something with a big enough groove and a tight enough twist to keep the bullet pointed the right way, I see no real reason why anything couldn't shoot it. I'm no Taurus expert, but I'm pretty sure they have a few which could handle it.
Reading up on the writings of Jeff Quinn over at Gunblast. Depending on the loads used, some .357 Magnum revolvers were more prone to having their forcing cones cracked, or flame cutting of the frame just above it. He also talked about how certain loads could actually stretch the frames on some guns if they were used excessively, or more quickly wear out the timing on the gun.

Granted this was discussed more with the older K-frame revolvers made to take the .357 Magnum, but he also talked about the Colt Python not being up to heavier loads with heavy bullets, as it could effect the mechanical condition of the Python, and more quickly wear it out due to its tighter factory tolerances.

I don't know how much of this is actual fact, how much is anecdotal, and how much is just musings. But like I said, I've been out of the game for a while. I'm still trying to get back into the full and proper swing of things.
 
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