osupoke,osupoke said:I have virtually no experience with revolvers, but am thinking about branching out with a Ruger sp101. I know that lighter bullets are less punishing to shoot in a short barrelled .357, but have read that they cause accellerated wear of the forcing cone. What bullet weights would you guys recommend for the sp101? I wouldn't run thousands of rounds a month or anything, but I would want to shoot some for fun, not strictly protection of life and limb!
If you decide to get the SP101 then shooting 357's is a waste. For such a short barrelled revolver you'll lose allot of bullet velocity. I'd use 38 plus P's instead. For bullet weight I'd get an assortment of different grain bullets and shoot 5 round each from the bench and looks at it's groupings. You'd be surprised in how each brand/bullet grain performs.