S&W Model 629 Compensated Hunter .44 Mag

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    Thumbs up S&W Model 629 Compensated Hunter .44 Mag

    I was in the market for a pistol to hunt with this year, I came across this one from the S&W Performance center. It came with the Hogue rubber grips also and the scope mount. I will probably put the Hogue grips on it as I'm sure that the wod ones will spank your hand. I'm gonna have to save my money for a really good scope. I will give a range report after this weekend.
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    Very very nice indeed - it will make a fine hunting handgun. I have a 629 Mountain Gun but that is way too light for that purpose and also shorter barrelled.

    Choose scope carefully as I find EER scopes vary re ease of aquisition of sight picture - never that easy but some better than others.

    I have a Burris and a Redfield on handguns - both serve OK but I still find EER's difficult, certainly when you want a fast sighting. Maybe a nice Leupold or Nikon could be good if cost not too steep.
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    Thanks Chris!
    I think it is going to get treated to a Leopold, If the Performance center handguns live up to thier name, it should be a shooter.
    What range do you sight your hunting handguns in at? In AZ. we have a lot of low brush / scrub pine and Juniper. We will be hunting along the Mogellon rim, so I may carry a rifle as well, as a 100 yrd downhill shot might be a little dicey with a handgun.
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    I'd sight it "dead on" at 75 yards, but plan to take most shots within 50 yards and an occaisional shot at 100 yards.

    I have the same gun and I'm switching to a Holo Scope.

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    What range do you sight your hunting handguns in at?
    I am pretty much with Biker - but do the sighting actually at 50 .... this gives still a good set up such that a stretch to 75-80 is no problem. 100 most times is pushing it with .44 mag tho I'd go that far with .454 or 45-70.

    Re a Holosite - indeed it is worth consideration - I have one on my BFR and tho I find it ugly - it is fast for aquisition and ... well, casual 100 yard shots at steel = ''ding'' every time
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    very nice

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    Nice .44

    I have had a 629 Rocky mountain hunter for many years now. You will like the Houge grips, I have never found them to be slippery when wet or sweaty. They also seem to not mind cleaning solvents. The pistol is great and the magnaports seem to pick up lead a bit. Toothpick works for removal. Lead in the ports seems to make it shoot all over the place, oops. The lazer ingraving is SWEET! Have seen a few barrels that looked like they were stamped by prison labor a few years ago. Look it over before you let go of the green stuff. The ingraving is worth showing off now and then.

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