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Old 06-28-2012, 01:16   #1
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Older taurus M-82 C.A.I. revolver quality

Curious, these.38's with a heavier barrel seem to have been carried a lot but shot little. Are they durable enough to shoot +P ammo?
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:24   #2
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My mom has a taurus 85 38 spl. Its not rated for plus p ammo but ive shot a fair amount of it out of said gun and its still kickin!

Just sharing with you what i know first hand and before the taurus haters chime in and tell you that you should have a J frame instead.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:57   #3
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I wouldn't go shooting a bunch of +P stuff through it, but once and a while shouldn't be bad.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:01   #4
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Depends upon how old, I had one Taurus wouldn't do any warranty work on. They offered me something silly like $50 off list price of any new Taurus revolver if I sent it in to them.

I told them to pound sand I could get one of their guns cheaper then that at a local dealer.

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Old 06-28-2012, 10:17   #5
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I have an older, ~15 year old gun and as BAC said, some +P wont hurt it. Mine is all stainless so it's a pretty heavy built gun. I've shot +P through mine and it's still tight.

Mine is the 85CH which is the M85 with a flush, bobbed hammer.

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Old 06-28-2012, 10:21   #6
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THe 82 is a K frame sized gun, +P shouldn't be much an issue with the watered down stuff you'll most often encounter.
I handled one of them not long ago, it looked like crap but seemed mechanically okay.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:23   #7
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I had one of those TAurus 82/83's (a fixed sight, K-frame lookalike.) I shot the snot out of that that. Literally thousands of rounds of wadcutters. I used wadcutters, because they were cheap, not because I was worried about the gun. I have no doubt that gun would have handled anything from a factory, marked "38 Special" I stuffed into it, for as long as I wanted to stuff them in.
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Old 06-28-2012, 15:53   #8
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I dont know about the 82, but I really like my CH85 good gun.

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Old 07-02-2012, 00:05   #9
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Would you say its a fair statement to say that with a 2 inch .38 special revolver a 110 grain hollow point is good, and with a longer 4 inch tube something like a 125 grain pill is proper?
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:01   #10
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I've shot a whole lot of +P in my 82 over the years. Never actually gave it much thought. I simply stuff them in the cylinder and shoot it.

.38 spl +Ps are kinda hyped up nowadays. In '72 SAAMI changed their specs, so what was then (pre'72) a typical .38 spl is now a +P... more or less.
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Would you say its a fair statement to say that with a 2 inch .38 special revolver a 110 grain hollow point is good, and with a longer 4 inch tube something like a 125 grain pill is proper?
Dunno. I typically shoot 158s in either/or. OR... whatever I have on hand. Paper and soda cans do not care either way, jack rabbits flop over and twitch, and that's as far as I've ever taken that concept.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:33   #11
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I have a 82 and love it, it is as accurate at 15yds as any of my Rugers or Smiths. I've stripped it down and it sure looks well made to me, no issues at all.
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Old 07-03-2012, 21:42   #12
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How does the 158 grain +p hollowpoint(FBI load) hit? Is it point of aim or high or low?
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