Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-12-2010, 12:34 AM
mnhntr mnhntr is offline
Member
629-4 question 629-4 question 629-4 question 629-4 question 629-4 question  
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: central MN
Posts: 193
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default 629-4 question

Just picked up a nice 629-4 classic with 5in barrel for $430 out the door. Thought it was a good deal, however I am wondering if it will hold up under hot loads of H110 and 240gr JHP. I am thinking of trading it for a Super blackhawk. What is the life span of this gun with hot loads run through it.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-12-2010, 12:55 AM
toroflow1 toroflow1 is offline
Member
629-4 question  
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: West Coast of Arizona
Posts: 1,274
Likes: 13
Liked 108 Times in 42 Posts
Default

If you're planning to run hot loads most of the time, then a Ruger might be a better choice. You can easily make a few bucks selling that 629-4.
__________________
ken
SWCA #1959
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-12-2010, 01:53 AM
foxrazr foxrazr is offline
Member
629-4 question  
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 16
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I am sure the gun will hold up as long as you stay within publish data. The question is will you hold up to max loads? Not to step on anyones toes I like full power loads but only sparingly. I tend to shoot more of the im barely going to poke a hole in paper load.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-12-2010, 02:02 AM
Raven6's Avatar
Raven6 Raven6 is offline
Member
629-4 question 629-4 question 629-4 question 629-4 question 629-4 question  
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 88
Likes: 0
Liked 18 Times in 3 Posts
Default

I've run hundreds of Elmer Keith's favorite load (250g bullet over 22g of 2400) without any notable effects on my 629's. They have a little top strap erosion, but nothing to worry about. Neither shows any signs of getting loose.

Regards,
Mike
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-12-2010, 02:02 AM
oak1971 oak1971 is offline
Member
629-4 question 629-4 question 629-4 question 629-4 question 629-4 question  
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kenowhere, WI
Posts: 47
Likes: 2
Liked 24 Times in 14 Posts
Default

I don't like hot loads either, yet my -4's don't seem to mind. As was stated earlier, you will make $ selling the Smith if you choose.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-12-2010, 10:21 AM
VAdoublegunner's Avatar
VAdoublegunner VAdoublegunner is offline
Member
629-4 question 629-4 question 629-4 question 629-4 question 629-4 question  
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,059
Likes: 8
Liked 64 Times in 42 Posts
Default

The 629-4 had the durability/performance enhancements so there should be nothing to worry about if you are running top published loads. In the long run, I'd certainly guess the SBH may be more durable, but that would likely entail a LOT of shooting. I think the 629-4 was one of the best of the 29 series ever made, everything you want and nothing you don't.
__________________
" I said, good DAY! "
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
629, ruger, sig arms

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question about a Ladysmith 60LS .357 mag 2 1/8" - A Christmas Present for my Wife that came into my FFL. I have a recoil question and a couple of other questions to anyone that has one of these! .460V & XVR Magnum Man S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 35 09-24-2014 09:19 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:13 PM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)