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Old 08-31-2015, 11:53 AM   #1
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Shot the S&W 629 this morning

I must be getting old. After only 20 shots, that was enough. What a kicker.

I haven't shot this revolver since I first bought it, nearly 2 years ago. Back then I thought there might be a problem as the casings were difficult to extract afterwards. I thought that maybe the previous owner might have shot overly powerful rounds and possibly done some damage to the cylinder. Well, all is good, each reloading had the casings slipping out nicely; old reloads and newer full power factory loads too. Also it shot very accurate. I've now a very holey coffee can that will no longer hold liquids.
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I own both a Model 29 with a 61/2'' bbl. and a 629 with a 6'' full lug bbl. and they are my 2 two favorite revolvers and both extremely accurate. My Model 29 dates back to 1968.
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I own both a Model 29 with a 61/2'' bbl. and a 629 with a 6'' full lug bbl. and they are my 2 two favorite revolvers and both extremely accurate. My Model 29 dates back to 1968.
Best out of the box triggers on all my S&W revolvers.
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Best out of the box triggers on all my S&W revolvers.
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I own both a 629 w/full lug barrel and a 686 w/full lug barrel both of mine -3 models with actual firing pins on the hammers. I really like shooting them also.https://www.kimbertalk.com/forums/att...1&d=1441082986
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Over the years, I've had a number of .44 magnums. Let's see now, I have had a 7 1/2" Ruger Super Blackhawk, a 6" Smith and Wesson M-629, a 6" Colt Anaconda and a 10" Thompson-Center Contender. I enjoyed them all, but came to the conclusion that they were all too damn big and heavy to carry around in the field all day. I shot them enough at metallic silhouette matches that the muzzle blast and recoil became second nature and didn't bother me any more. For a while, I resorted to a hot loaded (very stout Elmer Keith .44 Spl loads) 3" Smith and Wesson M-696 .44 Special, just because it was lighter to carry. I liked that a lot, but finally bailed off the revolver wagon completely and switched exclusively to auto loaders.

Now days, while stomping around the woods, I carry either my Kimber Pro Carry II or my Smith and Wesson M&P40 full size. They are lighter and more compact than the big .44's and have done the job for me when required. So far between those two pistols, they have accounted for 1 whitetail doe, 2 bobcats, a raccoon and a timber rattler. All one shot kills. Power is nice, but bullet placement is everything!!

The .44's were still a lot of fun to shoot! I'm just too old and lazy now!!
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They do wake you up in the morning. I feel hand loads are highly recommended for a 44.
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100% in agreement with you.


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