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Old 04-20-2017, 07:34 PM
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Some range fun with my Model 66 ! Some range fun with my Model 66 ! Some range fun with my Model 66 ! Some range fun with my Model 66 ! Some range fun with my Model 66 !  
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Getting my new range area setup and shooting the steel with the 66 no dash...Enjoy!
Hitting the plates with the SW 66 - YouTube
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:43 PM
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Thanks, I needed that. Nice set up and good shooting. Looks like you were having a great time.
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:04 PM
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Looks like plenty of fun. Thanks for posting.
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Tip your muzzle up when extracting fired cases. It'll largely avoid ever getting unburned powder under the star.


Nice video.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:29 AM
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Tip your muzzle up when extracting fired cases. It'll largely avoid ever getting unburned powder under the star.


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Thanks for the tip!
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Noticed you were running 125 grain 357 magnum rounds through your 66 no dash.

Just in case you might not be aware, the lighter-weight 357 bullets are discouraged in the K-frame 357 magnum guns due to the possibility of cracking the forcing cone, which has an almost indiscernible flat machined onto the bottom of the cone for proper fitting.

You're probably already familiar with this, as it's well publicized, and some folks even question whether cracks in forcing cones on K frames are as much of a problem (or potential problem) as the word-of-mouth would suggest.

Nevertheless, just thought I'd mention it in case you or anyone else reading this who wasn't familiar with it can benefit.

I love shooting my 66-2 4" barrel too! I stick with 158 grain 357 rounds and a balance of 38 Special, all factory stock, but I'm not a reloader. Nice shooting area you have set up there!
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:07 PM
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Noticed you were running 125 grain 357 magnum rounds through your 66 no dash.

Just in case you might not be aware, the lighter-weight 357 bullets are discouraged in the K-frame 357 magnum guns due to the possibility of cracking the forcing cone, which has an almost indiscernible flat machined onto the bottom of the cone for proper fitting.

You're probably already familiar with this, as it's well publicized, and some folks even question whether cracks in forcing cones on K frames are as much of a problem (or potential problem) as the word-of-mouth would suggest.

Nevertheless, just thought I'd mention it in case you or anyone else reading this who wasn't familiar with it can benefit.

I love shooting my 66-2 4" barrel too! I stick with 158 grain 357 rounds and a balance of 38 Special, all factory stock, but I'm not a reloader. Nice shooting area you have set up there!
That ammo was .38 Special I had loaded with 5.8 gr. of Unique.
Yes I have heard about the issues of 125 gr. Magnum rounds being used extensively causing problems.
.38 Special is what I use most the time.
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