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Anyone shoot 30 Herrett?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by JohnM, Jun 3, 2012.

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  1. JohnM

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    As the title says, anybody like that wildcat?
     
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    I never shot .30 Herrett, but did own a .357 Herrett barrel on my Contender for maybe 15 years...

    Loved it, just never shot it any more as I moved to other handguns for hunting...
     
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    An uncle of mine had one back... wow, a long time ago. It was an original model Contender with a 10 inch barrel.

    I probably put close to a couple of hundred rounds through it, mostly at targets but it did account for a few jackrabbits in my hands. My uncle took at least one small deer that I know about.

    Amazingly accurate for a handgun (back then), but forming cases was a pain.

    It was a "good day" when someone just decided to put the full size 30-30 in a handgun...
     
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    I had a .357 Herrett. As noted, exceptionally accurate. I formed my brass from .30-30's.

    It defined "hand cannon". Even with double ear protection it was painful to shoot.
     
  5. JohnM

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    Mine's an old one with a 10 inch barrel. And the guy who had it had the muzzle crowned.
    Not sure how to find the age on these things yet.
    Making the cases wasn't too bad. After I got set up I made 50 yesterday taking my time.
    I'm still shooting fire forming rounds and getting the scope set up.
    I think this thing is going to shoot way better than I can from what I've seen so far.
     
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