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Old 02-24-2018, 02:11 AM
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Default Pm the op ask him what 357 he bought back then.

Quick somebody PM the OP..his thread has kept growing just like the magic beanstalk..it just keeps on growing month after month..year after year..bet he would be proud. Wonder what 357 he bought back then.

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Old 02-24-2018, 05:04 AM
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Hmm, I wonder if the person that started this thread in 2010 is still around?


My favorite is a 4" S&W model 13..
Next would be a T/C 10" Octagon barrel.
Have Reg mag, 27-7 (but doesn't fit the OP question), 27s, pre 27, 28s, 686s and my favorite to shoot is still the 13.. Go figure.
WOW--I HAVE TO START PAYING ATTENTION TO DATES. HOW CAN THIS THREAD REMAIN ACTIVE ALL OF THES YEARS ? ? ?

IN ANY EVENT, THE INFO IS STILL GOOD. I GOT MY FIRST LOOK AT A M681. ITS A VERY ATTRACTIVE REVOLVER, THAT I DID NOT KNOW EXISTED.....
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Old 02-24-2018, 08:03 AM
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I've carried .357 magnums since the mid 70s. I've enjoyed M66 4", Colt Trooper Mark III 4", M686 4", M640-1and now a M640 Pro Series for concealed carry.( K frame 66, the Trooper I would think is close to an N frame, L frame 686, and 640s J frame) All are Great guns and what I can tell you is get a grip that works for you. The 4" models recoil were fine with 3 finger wood grips. The 640 with a wood 3 finger grip bite was not wonderful but with the factory Smith 3 finger rubber grip I can shoot anything in factory .357 ammo from 110gr JHP to 158gr FMJ all day long with No bite at all. Hope this helps.
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4" 686 for sure


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Default S&W 686-3 357Mag

I really like my Circa early '90's S&W Model 686-3
357Mag 6-shot Hand Ejector 6"Bbl.

Just a very solid, well built Revolver. Cylinder Lock up
is very tight is all directions. Finish and machining is
very good. Trigger pull is just stock and very
very good. Just a very accurate Revolver.

Current plinking reload; a lead double ended wad
cutter, 3.0grs Alliant Red Dot, CCI SP primer,
357 Win, R-P, or Starline cases.
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Old 02-24-2018, 04:22 PM
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I like the 686 either in 2 1/2 inch barrel or 4" barrel. You will, too.
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I'll add my $0.02. Model 66-8 with 4" barrel. [IMG][/IMG]
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For an easy to find gun, a 4" or 6" 686-3 or -4.

Harder, a 27-2 5".

Much harder, a 627-0 or -1 5.5".
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