Best Sporting, Target Shooting and Possible Self Defense Handgun: Episode2 S&W Mountain Gun 45 Colt

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  1. Mr. Mosin

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    My vote is for a Mdl 10 or a GP100. All a man needs, nothing he doesn't; up until you start dealing with dangerous game.
     
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    While I love my N frames I would prefer my sleek Ruger 10mm Match Champion GP100 as "one revolver for everything" IMG_20190122_152420656.jpg
     
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  3. Mr.Revolverguy

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    Sexy 10MM with the different grips
     
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    They're from Altamont, they're the same as the factory Lett grips Ruger used to put on the 3" guns.
     
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    @Mr.Revolverguy
    Your times with the 625 look better than your times with the 686. Nice!
    Thanks for stating the load for the .45 Colt at 900 FPS. That is not a “wimp load”. I shoot a similar load in CAS. 205 grain lead RNFP over 7.7 grains of Universal which mathematically comes out to around 900 FPS. I don’t have a chronograph.

    Question; Do you think the weights of the barrels with under lugs make the timing difference better on the 625 over the 686?
    I would think with the heavier recoil the 625 would be slower. Your times do not reflect that.

    Thanks for the second video. Well done. :thumbup:
     
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  6. Mr.Revolverguy

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    My time was better with the 625 I really think that is because of how th grips feel in my hand, I really feel at one with it. May sound corny but it just feels more natural, I bet the same grips on the 686 might make me a tad faster and of course I can always use more practice with both. That was really my first time shooting the 625 also by the way.
     
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  7. halfmoonclip

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    I'd love to find a Mountain Gun in .45 Colt; have some 625s in .45 ACP.
    The best Mountain Gun story ever; two Norwegians were skiing to the North Pole with a handdrawn sled; they kept everything light. They were stalked for two days by a polar bear; when the moment of truth came, one guy killed the bear with a .44 Mountain Gun, while the other took pictures of the event.
    There would have been no second place trophy in that deal.
    Moon
     
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  8. RJM52

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    The Mountain Gun Series from S&W has to be the best thing they ever came up with for an "all-around" handgun. Balance is perfect, the round butt frame can be made to fit all sizes of hands...

    My favorite is the .41 Magnum but to me the the best all-around caliber for the series is the .45 ACP. I've owned three of them and made the mistake of selling off the last one after buying a 5" 625-7 PC.

    The 625 MG will run standard .45 ACP, +P and .45 Super. I spoke to one of the tecs at Buffalo Bore who said they have a bunch of customers who shoot the Super in their 625s. He also does in his gun. Since these loads run a 255 grain hardcast over 1000 fps whatelse does one need for the woods...

    Bob
     
  9. Mr. Mosin

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    Something without moon clips, with cartridges that can be loaded singly of necessary.
     
  10. halfmoonclip

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    Hey RMJ52, the .45 Super has a longer cartridge, yes? How does that work; regular .45 ACPs need moon clips to work?
    How does the 625 MG differ from the regular 625? I'm a big 625 fan, but it's a new one to me.
    Thnx,
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  11. Mr.Revolverguy

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    45 super is the same length cartridge http://www.dayattherange.com/?p=5966 Here is what Starline brass has to say about their 45 Super cases. “45 Super* is the same externally as the 45 Auto, but has a thicker web, denser grain structure in the metal, and special heat treat process that enhances the durability of the case. Similar internal capacity as the 45 Auto.
     
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    Mr. Mosin...both .45 ACP/Super and .45 Auto Rim can be loaded singly if needed. With the ACP and Super cases one would just pull them out one at a time...

    As to the Mountain Gun...it has a tapered barrel vs. the 1989 which has a full underlug...much better balance to me...
     
  13. Mr. Mosin

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    You missed my point.
     
  14. RJM52

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    ...I guess so...
     
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    On the other hand - there's the Inuit..they keep weight down my packing a .22 magnum rifle & yes - they take polar bear with it. :O

    Inuits have big (frozen) ones that clang - or would if they weren't frozen.

    I. on the other hand, don't clang - I pack a S&W M69 snub & just shake my head in wonder at those crazy Inuit..
     
  16. Vern Humphrey

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    No. The .45 Colt has a huge advantage in case capacity.

    In the millisecond before the bullet starts to move, the gas expands to fill the case, which allows more powder to be burned safely in a large case than in a small case. Then as the bullet starts to move, the larger volume of powder produces more gas and drives the bullet faster than a small volume case could with safety.
     
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    I think a number of us did...
     
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    I believe Mr. Moisin was alluding to the idea that in a stressful situation, one should be able to extract empty cases from a double action revolver and reload with cartridges.

    Not something I would attempt to do.

    Kevin
     
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  19. StrawHat

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    In my opinion, the ultimate Mountain Revolver. Or, for me, the Perfect Packing Pistol.

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    Capable of launching a 260 grain bullet at 1000 fps this revolver is a joy to carry and shoot.


    Kevin
     
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    Of all my N Frame Smiths, I think I like the .41 Magnum the best.
     
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    I have a MG in .44 mag. It has become my field gun. It doesn't matter what the weather is it can't be hurt. I can load it up or down. Shot some Buffalo Bore hard cast in it man are the hot!
     
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    For me, both the 45 ACP and 45 Colt get it done at 0 to 50 yards.

    I practice a lot at 100 yards with a 45 ACP to make sure I can get it done at 50. When I hit the clay pigeon on the berm at 100, I’m proud because it’s not easy.

    I always get it done at 100 yards with the 45 Colt. When I hit the clay pigeon on the berm, I expected to hit it. 6” or 4” Mountain gun, the expectation is still the same.

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