Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Mr. Tettnanger, Oct 9, 2021.
I take posts like these with a grain of salt!!!
You think you'd be the posting:
I've tried it and used XXX load, along how many shots total along with what you used to shoot whatever in.
Fowling??? (fouling) What are you shooting dirt clods with full house loads of unique?
For a range gun the S&W is a better option, and a 686 or GP100 is an even better option.
Assuming the gun is meant as a carry piece, I would go with the S&W not because it necessarily is better than any of the others, but because I have grown up with the S&W cylinder release and would doubtless fumble the others under pressure.
I despise compensators on revolvers, especially those chambered for high pressure cartridges. As if the .357 wasn't already loud enough!
The OP's choices are fine, I suppose, but there's not a lot of street cred to them as yet. YMMv Rod Here's my rig, OWB, with the Hogues and its understudy, a M63 .22 LR. Those Hogues beat the retro S&W combat finger grooves all day long...notice how the Hogues protect the 2nd finger from the trigger guard rap!
S&W makes a 2.75" M66-8 -- I really like mine.
Left to right - M360, M60, M66-8
Balistics from 66-8
Labradar Muzzle Velocity (familiarization run)
60 Deg F
S&W M66-8 2.75" .357 Mag
130gr Fed Hydra-Shok JHP "Personal Defense" PD357HS2 H …….. 1,416 fps avg (84 fps ES) -- two rounds
140gr Underwood Xtreme Penetrator (Philips head mono metal).. 1,422 fps avg ( 5 fps ES) -- two rounds
158gr Horn Xtp - 15.0gr A2400 Std small pistol, new Starline...… 1,316 fps avg (49 fps ES) -- six rounds
165gr CSWCGC (358156) - 13.0gr A2400 New Starline ...… 1,070 fps avg (49 fps ES) -- six rounds
180gr Buff Bore …………………………………………………………………………….. 1,312 fps avg ( 6 fps ES) -- two rounds
185gr LFNGC (Beartooth), 15.0gr Lil'Gun, CCI 400 New Starline.. 1,228 fps avg (14 fps ES) – two rounds
200gr WLNGC (leadheads), 13.4gr H110, Fed 205, New Starline.. 1,102 fps avg ( 4 fps ES) – two rounds
200gr WLNGC (leadheads), 14.4gr H110, Fed 205, New Starline.. 1,155 fps avg ( 2 fps ES) – two rounds
(purported to be the “Doubletap” load info)
200gr WLNGC (leadheads) handload with Lil Gun ………………………. 1,266 fps avg ( 2 fps ES) -- two rounds
Load data not given -- maybe too much of a good thing. Spent cases fell from chambers, and no obvious signs of over pressure. Recoil was heavy. Don't even know if this stabilizes.
…. there is a un needed hole in your Gun.
A favorite for sure, No Goodyear, Only lumber
https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?attachments/guns-001-jpg.135741/ it shoots very well.
I figured someone would figure out what I was alluding to.
Not making it any easier for me!
I think it is indicating that the choice is an easy one. You can't go wrong.
Answer: Buy all 3.
For a range gun, a longer barrel is a better option than the 3" carry gun discussed here. I agree that a heavier gun is better for the shooter, if shooting a number of rounds at the range. The reality with many smaller guns is that they are actually being used with 38 Special ammo.
My choice in the poll would be the Kimber simply because I would not consider new production in the other two.
We already knew the S&W fanboys own this forum.
Sadly, not enough King Cobra owners present to show up and make a dent in the poll, despite the fact that the new King Cobra has the best trigger in DA and SA, of the three choices.
you might check out, if you
haven't already, the latest
critique of the gun at The
Left to right, all 3": SP101, .327; Kimber DAO .357; S&W 64 .38
Total tank, easy to conceal, and 100% reliable.
Yes, the 2.75" Speed-Six is a great gun, and one that Ruger should bring back. (Here in the 12 o'clock position)
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