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Old 08-13-2011, 10:42 AM
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Here is a situation: You and a half-dozen of your raucous, disrespectful shooting buddies are going to shoot slow-fire, bullseye style to see who buys. What S&W revolver and HANDLOAD would you use?
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:55 AM
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Hmmm.... how about a model 25-2 (.45ACP) with a 200-gr. LSWC over 5 grains of Titegroup?

Should give you a fighting chance, anyway!
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:02 AM
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well now ... that would be my 8 3/8 629 with my 276 grain cast TCHP's over 2400 ... the wife has yet to out shoot it with the 357 mag Henry rifle I got her a ways back
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:41 PM
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Simple, anything in my hand! haha

All kidding aside, any one of my S&W revolvers will give me a fighting chance as long as I am shooting against similar stock guns. That being said, I think my M586 6" with 158gr +/- over 3.5gr of Bullseye is going to be hard to beat.

If not that, then, 4gr of Bullseye under an H&G #68 in 45ACP from my M625JM.

I hope that all that "buying" will be of non-alcoholic beverages since gunpowder and booze doesn't mix.
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:14 PM
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I pick up my model 14..........the load is a Zero 148gr. HBWC lit off by 3.0 gr. of Titegroup. Unless you can consistently shoot north of 275 in a Harry Reeves match with your revolver, you will be in my rear view mirror.
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:52 PM
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M 67, 38 spl 158 gr LSWC, 3.5 gr HP 38
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:27 PM
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148gr LHBWC over 3.0gr Bullseye, WW primer, WW case, light roll crimp in a 6" 686....a real 'X' hater.
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:22 PM
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148gr LHBWC over 3.0gr Bullseye, WW primer, WW case, light roll crimp in a 6" 686....a real 'X' hater.
Ditto exactly on the load. The gun would probably be a 28-2 that has a trigger that has to be felt to be believed.
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:46 PM
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My 10-6, 148 wadcutters and Bullseye.
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:51 PM
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mod 14 3.0 bullseye 148 zero hbwc . wins every time i have to show off a little. hth.
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Model 14 148 WC over 3.1 BE
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Howdy,
I'm along the line of dragon 88. The Model 10, 148 WBWC and 2.8-3.0 Bullseye.
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:15 AM
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Model 14 with 148g DEWC over 2.7g Bullseye.

If I can use a rimfire, then Model 41 loaded with CCI SV.
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Model of 1950 Target
.45ACP 6.5" tapered barrel
200gr Berrys SWC
4.2gr Green Dot
Federal brass with large flash hole
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S&W M14 with a 148gr DEWC over 3.4gr W231.

S&W 6" M686 with the same load.

S&W M625 JM with a 200gr LSWC over 5.5gr W231
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:08 AM
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S&W 586 6" 148gr WC 3.2gr of 452AA/trap100
S&W 586 6" 158gr RN 4.2gr of universal clays
S&W 624 6 1/2" 180gr WC 6.0gr of universal clays
S&W k22 6" 5 screw federal 711b target ammo
S&W K22 6" 4 screw federal 711b target ammo
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:40 AM
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If I was on that day any of my reloads in .38 Special, .41 Magnum, or .45 ACP would work. If they appeared to be shooting well I'd go with the .41 and "Long Tall Sally", a M657 with an eight and three eighths inch barrel.

That gun does not approve of missing
and likes to shoot small groups.
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K38/M14 loaded with Remington or Star 148gr HBWCs and something like 2.7gr VV-N310, 2.7gr of WW WST, or 2.8gr of BE.
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Thanks for all of the great loads, men. Looks like the Model 14 with wadcutters backed by Bullseye still gets a lot of respect. I like that, but I might use a 25-2 and .45 AR cases with 3.8 grains of Red Dot and a 180-gr SWC taper crimped with a little bit of shoulder showing. I would probably be a buyer but it wouldn't be the fault of gun or load.
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:44 AM
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+1 with Skip. Gunpowder and alcohol are a lousy mix. Tastes terrible and simply will NOT give consistent velocities.

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Model 67 158Gr swc, 4.0 grains W231
OR 3.8 Unique
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