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My New Smith & Wesson Revolver

This is a discussion on My New Smith & Wesson Revolver within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Airedale Bud, I have one and really enjoy it. I've bobbed the hammer and smoothed & lightened the action. I have it ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airedale
    Bud,
    I have one and really enjoy it.
    I've bobbed the hammer and smoothed & lightened the action. I have it at 6 1/4 lbs. double action pull. It's a sweetheart. I use Ranch moonclips with no problems.
    With the light trigger pull, I use only Federal primers.

    I've added a fiber optic front sight (for old eyes) and Miculek grips.

    I have a .38 short Colt load that Mrs. Airedale uses for USPSA. I may try it out in the 627 at steel challenge this Sunday.

    Enjoy the wheel,
    Dave
    I was thinking on the JM grips also i love them on 625 and either a gold bead or fiber optic front sight ..

    Which Fiber optic sight ya using?


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    Bud,
    I'm racking my brain on the FO front sight. It might be a Brazos or possibly EGW? This may require some rememberin'.
    Dave

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    Well if ya remember let me know

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    Well this has become my Fav 357 wheelie and my trooper has been safe'd i guess you would say.

    I shot Groups today and multiple times i had all 8 in a group just over a Dime freehand.

    What a gun I'm at just over 500 Rounds or so now.

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    Shucks - 500 rnds already!

    Sure seems to be shooting good tho - and hey what bullets, 158's? I assume you are shooting reloads? What load do you favor?
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    Well i found the load today thats the best 125 FMJ 4.3 Grains of Titegroup.

    The 3.8 Grain load is a real powder puff load.

    Gonna try 125 Grain lead bullets soon hope same load holds up.


    I've been shooting 100 rounds Min each session sometimes 150 the gun soaks up any recoil a 38 has.




    Disclaimer These loads are Fine in my gun but i wont be responsible for you if your gun goes boom with out you first working up to these loads

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    Hmmm Titegroup eh - one of the few powders I ain't tried. If that load shoots well then great, which is entirely what matters.

    What about ''screamers'' tho - any good choices you like? I still stick to my fave 14 grains N-110 shoving a gas check 158 - love that.

    BTW - off topic a bit - what 45acp load do you like - ages since I loaded any and just got a cast bullet delivery today (230's) so, with 100's of bright cleaned cases sitting idle - time I got going before we start comps in a few weeks. I was thinking Unique for now.
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    I almost never load a 38 up just plinker's

    as for 45 i've been using titegroup also ill have to look up the load later.

    Only thinks i load full bore in are the 44 41 454 500 and soon 460


    But i load a lot of plinkers in them too


    Can you believe i've never loaded a full power 357 magnum in over 10 years i've loaded


    Unique is a great powder for 45 now that its cleaned up i used to use it when it was the Dirty old unique i'm thinking of switching back to try in 45 again

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    Don't worry re the loads Bud - I have all my books and probably if I dig some log notes from way back last time I did some.
    Can you believe i've never loaded a full power 357 magnum in over 10 years i've loaded
    I do find that VERY hard to believe!! Crisp 357 screamers are great.

    My 38spl load for PPC is usually 3.4 of Solo 1,000 these days - mega economical - and that pushes cast 158 swc's. Bit more than cream puff but accurate as all get out and so, comfy too. Go well thru the 686.
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    4.7 titegroup is what i have been using in FMJ or Lead

    Disclaimer These loads are Fine in my gun but i wont be responsible for you if your gun goes boom with out you first working up to these loads

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    Im not worried about you Chris but anymore ya have to has the disclaimer in case some one loads it up wrong or different bullet etc etc ..


    Granted to Blow up a gun with these loads you would really really have to screw something up big time

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    Disclaimer read - and right back atcha!!

    I should of course state the same.!! One ''interesting'' load (disclaimer still!) - using 38 spl cases (in a 357 gun of course) is 8.5 Blue Dot pushing a 158 - sorta +P+, snappy lil' fella

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    To follow your last post yeah - disclaimer really for anyone reading - I always reckon my loads are a record of what i have used - NOT a recommendation.

    Mind you Titegroup could well be double charged as can happen with Bullseye - ouch!
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    Bud,
    Mrs. Airedale shoots .38 short Colt brass loaded with 4.6 gr of Universal Clays under a 125 gr.JHP. Runs ~1050fps from her moonclipped 4" 586. The short brass really speed up your reload.

    Chris- a whole bunch of USPSA wheelgunners shoot 4.0 gr of Clays under a 230 gr jacketed bullet.

    Big disclaimer--these loads work for me. Check your reloading manual.
    Dave

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    This is as dirty as it has gotten in 500 Rounds and this stuff basically wipes off




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    VERY VERY easy to double even triple charge Titegroup so ya got to be careful

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