Why do you recommend not shooting reloaded ammunition?

Death, serious injury, and damage can result from improper ammunition; bore obstructions, powder overloads, or incorrect cartridge components. Even the strongest gun can be blown up by excess pressure. Only use correct ammunition loaded to SAAMI (Sporting Arms Ammunition Manufacturing Institute) guidelines. Always wear shooting glasses and hearing protectors. Improper ammunition destroys guns. We specifically disclaim responsibility for any damage or injury whatsoever occurring in connection with, or as a result of, the use in any Taurus firearms of faulty, or non-standard, or 'remanufactured' or hand-loaded (reloaded) ammunition, or of cartridges other than those for which the firearm was originally chambered.

Ammunition Information

A firearm and ammunition are a system. Their performance is closely related.
You are responsible for selecting ammunition that meets industry standards and is appropriate for this firearm. Use ONLY commercially manufactured ammunition with internal ballistic pressures which are in strict accordance with the specifications of the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute. NEVER use non-standard, reloaded, or "handloaded" ammunition which has not been subjected to internal ballistic pressure testing.

Ammunition, especially reloaded or handloaded ammunition, may have many manufacturing and quality variables (such as type and amount of gun powder). Any ammunition that is improperly manufactured, even the slightest degree, may fail to fire or may generate excessive internal pressures which can damage or even rupture the firearm, causing personal injury to the shooter or those in the immediate vicinity.
Use only ammunition specifically recommended by Taurus for your firearm. NEVER mix ammunition.

Ammunition Manufacturers

Use only commercially manufactured ammunition with internal ballistic pressures which are in strict accordance with the specifications of the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute (SAAMI).

Be certain all ammunition you use complies with the SAAMI specifications. If you are uncertain, contact your ammunition supplier for verification.

If you would like any further information on specific ammunition, you may contact one of the major ammunition manufacturers listed below:

1311 Industry Road
Sturgis, SD 57785

Federal Cartridge Corporation
900 Ehlen Drive
Anoka, MN 55303

Hornady Mfg. Co.
Box 1848
Grand Island, NE 68802 1849

Olin Corporation
Winchester Division
427 N Shamrock St
East Alton, IL 62024

PMC/Eldorado Cartridge
12801 US Highway 95 South
Boulder City, NV 89005

Remington Arms Co.
14 Hoefler Avenue
Ilion, NY 13357
315-895-3200 or



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