686 6 shot moonclips; better than 8 shot?


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Chuck Perry
November 25, 2012, 07:01 PM
I had a S&W 627 cut for moonclips. The clips were cool, but for me there was too much wiggle to the clipped rounds compared to a moonclip for a S&W 625. I have a 686 SSR now and am considering having it cut for moonclips. But, I would like to hear from those with experience, are the 6 shot 357 moon clips any better (more secure, less wiggle) than the 8 shot ones?

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2zulu1
November 26, 2012, 03:00 PM
I have a M327 TRR8 that came with 8 round moonclips and I have a M25-2 in 45auto that uses rigid 6 round moonclips.

When I carry the M327 TRR8, the ammunition in the cylinder is loose and not connected by a moonclip, this allows for easier reloading if I shoot a round or two-three. Reloading the cylinder with 8 round moonclips takes practice to do so in a reasonably fast manner, even so, it's not as fast as speedloaders in 6 or 7 round models.

I don't see any reason/advantage for cutting a 6 round cylinder for moonclips, unless you plan to shoot 38 Super.

rcmodel
November 26, 2012, 03:11 PM
All moon clips made for rimmed revolver cartridges are thinner and flimsier then those made for auto pistol calibers.
They have to be because rimmed calibers don't have an extractor groove for a thicker stiffer clip to snap into.

You will find little if any difference between 6-shot & 8-shot .357 clips.

The thin clips, coupled with the longer cartridges will just not be as easy to load as ones for .45 ACP .40/10mm, etc.

rc

Chuck Perry
November 26, 2012, 04:54 PM
Ok. I was really hoping the six shots would be better. I have no problem with speedloaders, but I miss the more positive ejection that moonclips allow. Back to stockpiling Comp II's...

Guy B. Meredith
November 28, 2012, 01:16 AM
Moonclips are vendor specific since there is no standard for the groove where the brass mounts to the moonclip. Some brands will shake more or less than others. Check with your moonclip vendor.

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