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What centerfire revolver do you enjoy shooting the most?

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

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  1. DMK

    DMK Member

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    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

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    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

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    Single Actions Revolvers, in caliber .45 Colt.

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

    Joe
     
  4. Peter M. Eick

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    Dan Wesson 722 for 22 LR.

    But the centerfire I enjoy the most is my 1939 Registered Magnum!
     
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    .45 Colt
     
  6. Checkman

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    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

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    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

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    45 ACP or .357

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

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    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.

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    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.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Randy63

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    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.

    Randy
     

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    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.
     
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    nitesite,
    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

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    Oooh! That Model 14 is really sweet nitesite!

    I really like that Mountain Gun also Randy63

    Thanks for sharing the pics guys! :)
     
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    Birds Head Grip Ruger Vaquero in 45 Colt.
     
  15. JoeHatley

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

    [​IMG]

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


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

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    Thank you for the compliments

    Magsnubby-

    The grips on my Model 28-2 are by Hogue. They call it "Lamo Camo" and they are very smooth with a Carnuba Wax finish. I really like their feel. They add a bit of color to the practical yet mundane finish of my 28.

    DMK-

    Thanks for mentioning that you like my 14-6. Some traditionalists of the S&W bloodline don't care for the full underlug look. But I personally like it on this revolver. I think S&W did a pretty good job, right down to the grips. :)
     
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    It used to be my BH .41mag untill I got a SRH .454, accurate as all get out and a really nice factory trigger. Oh yes, lots of recoil that seems quite manageable for some reason. Jim.
     
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    The revolver I enjoy shooting the most is my trusty S&W M629 Classic DX. I mostly use it with medium-power ammunition.

    Another sixgun and caliber I particularly like is my Ruger BN45 New Model Blackhawk 7.5" in .45 Colt. My revolver wears HOGUE white pearlized Polymer stocks but it's otherwise completely stock, incl. trigger action. Still, with my moderate, hand-loaded "paper-punching" load it's a real pleasure to shoot and the combination damn accurate. If more power is required I can safely load the .45 Colt to approximate the .44 Magnum.

    I won't ever part with those two fine revolvers!
     
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    I love all five of my S&W's but my favorite is the 625-6 MG in 45acp.It's very accurate,has mild recoil and it's easy to reload using moon clips.
     
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    Any one one of my 625's! Especially with wimp loads!
     
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