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Old 09-30-2019, 08:45 AM   #1
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Can She Take it

I am really fond of my K6S dasa, and would like to keep it Healthy.
I realize that Kimber has rated it for the 357 Magnum, but would a steady diet of Magnums be detrimental to the gun. I remember reading that the S&W K Frame which is larger and heavier was not recommended for continuous Magnum use, hence the L frame was introduced. I realize that I could fire 38 +P, but she sounds so cool when you touch off a 357 Mag through that 3" Barrel.
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Yes? No? Maybe? Who knows? Only time will tell the answer to that question.

I say a strong maybe, 357magnum is what it was "designed" for, shoot all the magnum ammo you can. If it don't survive file a warranty claim. I think the main question is will the frame withstand the recoil without cracking, maybe the internal parts could wear out?
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Given the advances in steel and powder I would think your
hand or billfold would give out first.
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What does the manual say? My Ultra can use +P ammo but the manual says not to use it continuously.
I would suspect that a firearm chambered in .357 should be able to fire it continuously and exclusively with no problems.
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Originally Posted by Nipperdog View Post
I remember reading that the S&W K Frame which is larger and heavier was not recommended for continuous Magnum use, hence the L frame was introduced.

People post a lot of (manure) on the internet. I have had a Model 60 J frame since 1996 and shot 95% .357 Magnum rounds through it for the last 23 years. The revolver is as solid as the day I brought it home from the LGS. Buy a few boxes of .357, take the revolver out to the range and enjoy the hell out of it!
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you'll be the first to know if it doesn't
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People post a lot of (manure) on the internet. I have had a Model 60 J frame since 1996 and shot 95% .357 Magnum rounds through it for the last 23 years. The revolver is as solid as the day I brought it home from the LGS. Buy a few boxes of .357, take the revolver out to the range and enjoy the hell out of it!
I haven’t had any problems with my Model 60 either shooting .357 mag.
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Old 10-01-2019, 05:18 AM   #8
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I don't own a Kimber revolver but in looking at them on Kimbers website the caliber listed for them is .357. I highly doubt Kimber intended for them to be shot only occasionally with .357 mag loads. If you have any concern give Kimbers customer service a call and let them assure you that you're doing nothing that will damage your revolver.

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99% of the time I will be shooting 357. Hope it works out.

The grips that come on the 3 inch are really comfortable. I like em.

Kimber told me not to mix 38 and 357 without cleaning. Because the casing is shorter in 38 and it will leave a sticky residue behind in the cylinder. If you shoot 357 afterwards it will be hard to extract the longer 357 shells getting caught up in the sticky park.
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