Model 66-4

Model 66-4

This is a discussion on Model 66-4 within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Took my revolver for a spin. This is from 12 yards. Not bad, love that weapon. 2 1/2 inch barrel. Sent from my VS840 4G ...

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    Model 66-4

    Took my revolver for a spin. This is from 12 yards. Not bad, love that weapon. 2 1/2 inch barrel.

    Sent from my VS840 4G using Outdoor Forums mobile app
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    Having started my law enforcement career with sixshooters, I still have a soft spot for them. The Model 66 was much sought after in my day when they first appeared, and became a highly prized duty gun. You would be surprised at how accurate you can get with one, especially experimenting with different grain weights and loads. All .357's from Ruger and S&W are rifled around the 158 grain weight loads, since that was the original grain weight the caliber was developed in. However, guns are very much like people, meaning each is different and has its own preferences. For example, I just purchased a GP100 that I will post about later and it LOVED Remington 125 grain SJHP's. It did print very well with the heavier loadings but was just unreal with the lighter loads. What load are you using in that ole' Smith of yours?
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    Congratulations! There is a reason why these are scarce.
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    Those were 158 grain LRN Remington 38's

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    Quote Originally Posted by calamityjane38 View Post
    Those were 158 grain LRN Remington 38's

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    If you can lay hands on any 158 grain Lead Semi-Wadcutter-Hollow-Points +P's in .38 Special, they are EXCELLENT performers in snubs and print nice groups. With no hard brass jacket to retard expansion they open up reliably out of snubs, and drive deeply enough to reach vitals. I absolutely love this round in the .38 Special and have printed excellent groups with it. It was a police mainstay when I was a cop in the "Dark Ages", and though old school it is still a top pick today.

    If you can tolerate .357's I like 110 grain Semi-Jacketed Hollow Points from Remington, Federal, or Winchester. They 110's are accurate and recoil very lightly compared to the the Full-House .357's. Both the U.S. Border Patrol and the U.S. Marshalls carried 110 grain loads when they carried revolvers. Both agencies reported high success rates in actual shootings and were very pleased with the load.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calamityjane38 View Post
    Took my revolver for a spin. This is from 12 yards. Not bad, love that weapon

    Sent from my VS840 4G using Outdoor Forums mobile app
    By the way, pretty solid hits you were making with that ole' S&W!
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    LOVE the 66. I have a bunch and just bought one more on G-brok.
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    Hard not to like a 66. Or a 65, or a 19, or a.....
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    Great gun.............tighter groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Hard not to like a 66. Or a 65, or a 19, or a.....
    What he said, I like them all, great choice and nice shooting.
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    K frame Smith........pant, pant,........ooohhhhh a 66...........pant, pant, pant,........me like, me like lots !

    My Smith 66 is probably the most accurate handgun I've ever picked up. I absolutely adore it. It probably helps that I have been shooting it for 31 years ! Words cannot describe how sweet K frames are!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 old 0311 View Post
    LOVE the 66. I have a bunch and just bought one more on G-brok.
    so that's why i can't find any...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsteve113 View Post
    K frame Smith........pant, pant,........ooohhhhh a 66...........pant, pant, pant,........me like, me like lots !

    My Smith 66 is probably the most accurate handgun I've ever picked up. I absolutely adore it. It probably helps that I have been shooting it for 31 years ! Words cannot describe how sweet K frames are!
    Bought mine brand new in 1995, it is the most accurate gun that I have in my arsenal. Or maybe it's the one I shoot the most accurate.
    I need to find a nice OWB carry holster for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calamityjane38 View Post
    Bought mine brand new in 1995, it is the most accurate gun that I have in my arsenal. Or maybe it's the one I shoot the most accurate.
    I need to find a nice OWB carry holster for it.
    I carry mine in a Tagua open top holster. Good concealment and good protection for my 66.
    “Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.”

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    Revolvers rule, period.
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