Haven't shot my 5 1/2" Freedom Arms M97 in a while. Did limited chrono/accuracy work early on. The .22 Mag cyl was consistently more accurate...
Here are some chrono results from the 2 ¾” M69
Competion Electronics at 5 Long paces from muzzle
30 to 70 def f
Results recorded on different...
Congratulations. My current favorite handgun platform. Picked my first (4 1/4") in Jan of 2014. Added the 2 3/4" in May of 2017. I don't get...
Not wood, but makes magnum loads comfortable for long strings (S&W 500 X Frame Houge Tamers)
What grip is that?
Same gun different grips:
Cylinders are big. It's the internals that are at risk of getting hammered.
I have a 2.5" Titanium 41 Mag. I think it weighs 21 oz. It runs Grizzly's 250gr WFNGCs at a chronoed 1,150 fps. Much more fun with 215gr cast...
For me, the best measure of felt recoil is "recoil velocity" in the above linked calculator. Example is 12 oz S&W 360 .357 Mag (158 at 1,100) -...
Here are some random thoughts based on decades of .44 Mag use.
Felt recoil with the 4” S&W and Redhawk is going to be greater than that with the...
From my 2 3/4" M69
80 Deg F
5 long steps from muzzle
240gr zero JSP, 24.0gr W296, WLPs, 1x Fed Brass ..... 1,108 fps avg for 5 shots
45 ACP Aux cylinder in Freedom Arms M97 - 3 1/2" round butt.
Not a 4" but a 2 3/4" M69 w/Trijicon in EGW base
These are Pachmyrs from Midway USA
I've carried this on several different occasions. 3 1/2" Round Butt Freedom Amrs M97 .45 colt. IWB, Shoulder Holster, and Simply Rugged pancake....
Picture shows it's a .45 not a .44 as stated -(Here's one for a decent price:
Bowen Classic Arms has a S&W sight height chart by model -- the first measurement is the S&W sight height followed after the slash by the Bowen...
Just playing with screen shot - this is a 4 1/4" M69 with 4x Leupold - pretty handy little package and very shootable.
Here's a target shot with 2 3/4" M69 at 50yds over my range bag (not a fluke - verified on another day). The bullet is MT Bullet Works 260gr...
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