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Thread: Got the revolver bug after 40 years of semi shooting and reloading

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uni-Vibe View Post
    Got a Smith 686 just on a whim. Loading for and shooting this thing is fun! I can load down to .38 target velocity or load her up good and proper.

    Seriously considering a Ruger Redhawk in .44 mag with 7.5 inch barrel. I will be shooting few full house .44 loads, but lots of what I'd call 44 spl +P or +P+ handloads.

    What took me so long?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1986s4 View Post
    Yeah, what took you so long? I started my handgun shooting journey with a Smith M18 .22 and it continues. I love my 4" 686-1 and I've used it for handgun competition and even some 2 gun competition. But my K frames are just such sweet shooters. I'm always looking for a fixed sight N frame.
    Fixed sight N frames are pretty scarce, unless your looking at old Triple locks and the like, including the .45 ACP/.45 Colts.

    As to sort of recent manufacture, to my knowledge there are the mod 58/.41 mag, the fairly rare mod 520/.357 and the ..38/44 HD (hot .38 Special) which stopped production in the '60's.
    They are all nice and were the quintessential "fighting revolver" in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaijin View Post
    Fixed sight N frames are pretty scarce, unless your looking at old Triple locks and the like, including the .45 ACP/.45 Colts.

    As to sort of recent manufacture, to my knowledge there are the mod 58/.41 mag, the fairly rare mod 520/.357 and the ..38/44 HD (hot .38 Special) which stopped production in the '60's.
    They are all nice and were the quintessential "fighting revolver" in the day.
    Yes they are rare but I keep an eye open never-the-less. My favorite fight'n revolver I found in a similar way. I wasn't looking for it specifically but it was a post-it note in my head, a 3" M13 .357 mag. Excellent shape and the shop didn't have a price tag on it like it was a brick of gold.

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    Do most of my shooting in an indoor range, and have had some lead concerns in the past, so no more bare lead boolits for me.
    A buddy got me started on 'full charge' plated wadcutters from Berry's; they're bean can WCs loaded to the old RNL standard. They're fun out of a skinny barrel Smith 64, and also in snubs. 3.5 Bullseye does 728' in a 2".
    Unhappily, the solids won't run in a Smith 52 auto; it wants the old skirted WCs.
    I'm shooting FMJs or plated out of the .45 revos and autos.
    Moon

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1986s4 View Post
    Yes they are rare but I keep an eye open never-the-less. My favorite fight'n revolver I found in a similar way. I wasn't looking for it specifically but it was a post-it note in my head, a 3" M13 .357 mag. Excellent shape and the shop didn't have a price tag on it like it was a brick of gold.
    Had a 3" m65 (SS m13) a lifetime ago.
    The concussion, muzzle blast and fireball shooting 125 gr. JHPs (.357) was considerable.
    Was just glad I never had to shoot it indoors, sans ear pro.

    It was handy little piece though.

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    Fixed sight Smith's like 158 gr. bullets in my experience.

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    Agreed.

    However that was 30+ years ago and THE “one shot stopper” was the 125 gr. JHP in .357.
    (:

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    I finally got my grail 4 686-5 seven shooter this year for Christmas. Merry Christmas Yall!!!

    I think my next handgun will be another revolver. Probably next Christmas. Either a low or no dash 66 or 686 snubbie in 2 1/2.

    I think Im done with SA for a while. Im going back to my roots.
    U.S. Army vet. -- Former career LEO. -- NRA & GOA Life Member.

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    Try a six-inch 686 like mine.

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    Hoglegs and single action are fun, and it's nice to have the option of thumbing the hammer for a long shot.
    But the magic of a good revolver is shooting double action.
    Moon

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