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"High Capacity" revolver?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Skribs, Sep 6, 2012.

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  1. Skribs

    Skribs Member

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    I'm familiar with the S&W and Taurus 8-shot .357 offerings, but I was wondering if there are revolvers with greater than 8-round capacity in a cartridge generally considered acceptable for self defense (IOW, .327 magnum okay, .22 LR not okay).

    As an aside - are there other revolvers with 8-shot cylinders?
     
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    22s are the only current revolvers I have ever heard of with more capacity than 8 shot. I haven't seen them all though.
     
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  4. Skribs

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    Same, tightgroup, which is why I excluded them. I would think Taurus at least would make a 9-shot .327 revolver.
     
  5. GEM

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    Ruger has a 9 shot 22 mag single action. Does that count? The Single 9.
     
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    S&W 617's can hold either 6 or 10 rounds in the cylinder.
     
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    The 10 shot 617s appear to be .22s.

    I wasn't looking for any of these radical unique ones with special cylinders to hold 30 rounds, I was mainly just looking for something in the 9-10 range, to see if it exists.
     
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    cabelas offers their version of the LaMat revolver, made by Pietta. 9 shots of .44, with a 20gauge in the center. Black powder of course, but pretty awesome looking. I'd like to give one a try
     
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    Does the Lemat revolver count?


    lol someone beat me to it
     
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    For anyone here that has seen the discontinued Ruger Redhawk in 357? How many rounds do you think they could squeeze into that mamouth cylinder?
     
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    And keep the title "built like tanks"? I think they could do it with 8 shots. The Redhawk cylinder is a beast. Bigger than Taurus and Smith 8 shot cylinders. It would be strong and even stronger if they could maintain the offset bolt notches. Santa are you listening? :rolleyes:
     
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    I have a Taurus 608 that is very accurate and heavy. I run full house H110 reloads through it exclusively, and it is as tuff as nails. It's a boat anchor, to say the least, and if all else fails I canalways use it as a club.

    GS
     
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    To get 8 shots into the cylinder S&W had to use the big N frame. And that makes for a rather big gun. It may be that it MIGHT hold 8 or even 9 rounds of .327. But most folks that want the smaller round don't want a massive and heavy gun to carry it.

    Perhaps an L frame would accept 7 or 8 of the .327's?
     
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    You know, I don't usually get into conversations like this, but it would be kind of cool to see how many rounds of .357 S&W could cram into an X framed revolver. I would guess 10 off the top of my head. That would probably be a really fun gun to shoot!
     
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    Considering that the .327 is loaded +1 in every other .357 revolver, I'd say 9 minimum in .327.

    People don't go with .327 for smaller size, or else we'd see smaller 5-shot .327s on the market. They go with it for an increase in capacity with the same size. In the autoloader world, you don't have the .45 full-size but the 9 only in compact.
     
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    I think 7 was the capacity of one of the the Taurus .327's. However, no more .327's from Taurus. 8-shot 357 Mags from S&W & Taurus are the only game in town for SD caliber chambered revolvers.
     
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    The S&W 2 5/8" PC627 UDR can be had for ~$900 new, with some shopping.

    [​IMG]

    It is a bit larger than a 2" 10 - and a 642 - but the extra round count - and, for some, the .357 Magnum capability, is worth it for SD. I feel adequately protected with +P 158gr LHPSWCs in .38 Special (above).

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    If eight won't get you out of trouble, you probably need something belt fed!

    Stainz
     
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    speed loaders!

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    Speedloaders for 8 shot 357's are few and far between. I searched high and low!

    You got the rubbery pacifier speed loaders where the cartridges fall out of for $14 a piece - OR - the beautiful but expensive cut from of a block of aluminum speed loader at $60 a piece.

    These guys are probably the best ones for the price out there...at $25 each
    http://www.5starfirearms.com/357_n.html
     
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