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What centerfire revolver do you enjoy shooting the most?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by DMK, Oct 17, 2004.

  1. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    I kind of asked this question in a different thread, but it went in a different direction. Which of your centerfire wheelguns(past or present), and what calibers do you enjoy shooting the most?

    Let's exclude .22LRs from the list because they will naturally rise to the top being accurate, cheap to shoot and having almost no recoil, not to mention probably bringing back childhood memories to most of us.
  2. MP5

    MP5 Well-Known Member

    As for non-.22LR calibers, I'd say .38 Special. It's powerful enough to feel like a "real gun" experience (I love shooting .22, but it does feel a bit toylike), yet you don't have to deal with excessive noise or recoil. Reasonably priced, too.
  3. J Miller

    J Miller Well-Known Member

    Single Actions Revolvers, in caliber .45 Colt.

    Was my first center fire revolver and I'm addicted to them.

  4. Peter M. Eick

    Peter M. Eick Well-Known Member

    Dan Wesson 722 for 22 LR.

    But the centerfire I enjoy the most is my 1939 Registered Magnum!
  5. Marshall

    Marshall Well-Known Member

    .45 Colt
  6. Checkman

    Checkman member

    My favorite wheelgun(s) would absolutely have to be my S&W M27/28's. I shoot .38 LSWC and LRN for economical reasons, but I enjoy shooting the .357 mags. With the big old N Frame I find the recoil gets absorbed more effeciently then it does with the L Frame or the Ruger GP 100. I also own those models and I like them, but the N Frame is my favorite.
  7. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    From a revolver-

    .38 Special mid-range target loads, fired from my 6" Smith N'
    Wesson 686-5.

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
  8. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    45 ACP or .357

    As long as it's a Colt.
  9. nitesite

    nitesite Well-Known Member

    My Model 28-2 4" gets the most shooting time, mostly with 158-gr SV .38s but I do like to give it some real honkin' 140-158s in magnum loadings every range trip.


    Second is a 6" Model 14 that really likes the 158-grain SVs. I'd hunt rabbits with it, if the durn coyotes hadn't decimated them around my place.

  10. Randy63

    Randy63 Well-Known Member

    What centerfire revolver do you enjoy shooting the most?

    I enjoy shooting all of my centerfire S&W's, at least the ones that aren't safe queens.

    Right now it's a tossup between my 686+ Mountain Gun and my 3.5" pre Model 27.

    I'm a blue and wood type of guy but I can't say enough good things about my 686+ MG. It's really well made. The trigger both SA and DA is excellent and it's quite accurate.


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  11. 444

    444 Well-Known Member

    S&W Model 10, 4" pencil barrel.

    I own a whole lot of centerfire revolvers, but that is my faviorite.

    I normally shoot moderate loads with cast bullets. I am not normally a high volume shooter. I usually go out with some goal in mind: some drill I want to practice or something. When I feel that I am not giving that drill 100% of my attention, I pack up and go home: I am not usually a plinker. However, with my Model 10, it isn't unusual for me to go out and shoot 4-500 rounds of ammo in a day. I guess, it is my fun gun.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2004
  12. magsnubby

    magsnubby Well-Known Member

    Nice 28. I really like the grips. What brand are they? I have a 6" 28-2. With light .148 gr wc's it's almost like shooting a .22. Even with the hot stuff they're great shooting guns.

    But i guess my favorite is my Ruger Security Six that i bought new in 1977.
  13. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    Oooh! That Model 14 is really sweet nitesite!

    I really like that Mountain Gun also Randy63

    Thanks for sharing the pics guys! :)
  14. popbang

    popbang Well-Known Member

    Birds Head Grip Ruger Vaquero in 45 Colt.
  15. JoeHatley

    JoeHatley Well-Known Member

    My "favorite" tends to change as lot, but right now its this 625 V-comp, in .45 acp.


  16. Jason Demond

    Jason Demond Well-Known Member

  17. Little Loudmouth

    Little Loudmouth Well-Known Member

    I've got to say my Dad's S&W 28 .357.
  18. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

    Very hard to choose .. all my Smiths are a joy to shoot, and - being a recoil junky I derive great satisfaction from my SRH 44 mag and SRH .454.

    Top of the list tho - for shere grins and giggles has to be the BFR in 45-70 ..... it is almost orgasmic!:D :p

  19. tc300mag1

    tc300mag1 Well-Known Member

    Right now its Ruger Vaquero 45 colt. But it usually runs 44 mag in SRH,454 in a SRH or 357 mag
  20. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Colt Pythons.

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