Frames of a .44 and a .357 in action

Frames of a .44 and a .357 in action

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    Frames of a .44 and a .357 in action

    I took my nephew, who was visiting over the Thanksgiving holiday, to the range yesterday. We shot multiple guns, including a SW 29 6.5" and a SW 60 2 1/8." Here are a couple of frames from the videos I took:

    The first is him shooting the model 60 with .357's. Note the "fire ring" from the muzzle abating as the gases disperse, and note the recoil:



    The second is the 29. The loads are factory Remington, 180 Gr JSP (L44MG7). These have some oomph compared to other 44 Mag factory loads. The flame pattern repeated for each shot. I think much of the flame here is from the cylinder gap, as the flash is elongated side-to-side, indicating the top strap is deflecting some of the gas outward from its upward path.



    He doesn't shoot much. We started out with the .38's, then the 9's, and then I gave him fair warning before started on the .357 in the snubby and the .44's in the 29. He had a grand time.

    I've heard today's factory loads in .357 and .44 are mild compared to the loads of the 60's and 70's. I wonder what it would be like to shoot true full-house loads in these guns - and I am content to just wonder.
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    Wow, you can hardly see the gun in the .44MAG pic. I think it'd be fun to try a true full house load in my 629. The MagTech rounds I picked up at the LGS I bought the gun from were a lot "weaker" than I was expecting (it was my first time shooting .44mag).
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    Quote Originally Posted by blitzburgh View Post
    Wow, you can hardly see the gun in the .44MAG pic. I think it'd be fun to try a true full house load in my 629. The MagTech rounds I picked up at the LGS I bought the gun from were a lot "weaker" than I was expecting (it was my first time shooting .44mag).
    I do have some MagTechs, and they are softer than the Remington L44MG7's.
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    Order from Doubletap ammo. You will get some full house rounds... Mike loads HEAVY!
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    I've heard good things about Double Tap but have never tried out any of their ammo. That's gonna change because these MagTech's are no fun.
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    For 357 sig & 357 mag I have always ordered from Doubletap. In a 13 ounce scandium j-frame the 357 mags are PUNISHING!
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    Wow, cool photos! That 44 really barks some fire. Even if you missed a BG with it, he would poop his pants from the flame thrower.
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    I could send you some real 44 loads if you like.i have 49 out of 50 left that I made for a friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    I could send you some real 44 loads if you like.i have 49 out of 50 left that I made for a friend.
    One and done, huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    I could send you some real 44 loads if you like.i have 49 out of 50 left that I made for a friend.
    A box of GMan10 FlameCutters, eh?
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