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Old 09-16-2008, 11:14 PM   #1
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I finally got around to shooting my new 44 Mag. and it was awesome! My 629 has the 6.5" barrel and the "power Port" to minimize muzzle flip. I started out with a box of 44 Specials to get the feel of the gun, then switched to 44 Target Magnums. Because I was at an indoor range, I was limited to 15 yards. The felt recoil on the 44 Specials was almost non-existant. I kept about a 2" pattern slightly low of a 4" bullseye. When I switched to 44 Magnums which were 240 grain semi-wadcutters the group tightened to about 1" and it was dead on POA. The felt recoil was fairly stiff but managable. I shot a total of 100 rounds today and enjoyed every second!

I am very pleased with this revolver and it's an excellent addition to my wheelgun collection...

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Old 09-17-2008, 04:25 AM   #2
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What cool looking 44 mag. I have not shot one with the built in compensator but it has to reduce recoil. I have a 5" 629 and the recoil is a bit stiff but not nearly as bad as a friends 4" model 29.

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What cool looking 44 mag. I have not shot one with the built in compensator but it has to reduce recoil. I have a 5" 629 and the recoil is a bit stiff but not nearly as bad as a friends 4" model 29.

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I was surprized to see how well the compensator worked. The report is louder with the compensator but it doesn't bother me, but it does tend to chase off other shooters on either side. The guys next to me only had ear plugs and they got pounded by the shock wave from the magnum rounds. Ho well, they should have been better prepaired...

The long underlug on my Classic helps with recoil to. My shooting buddy has the same 629 you have and his is rather stiff on recoil also. But what hell, 44 Magnums are supposed to kick! That's part of the FUN!
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That is one of the ones I would like to shoot, as I currently own a Pre-92 629 6" without the full underlug. I want to get another for just Handgun Hunting with and the other one is for carry.

A man simply can not have to many S&W 629's

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Don't be a baby....the .44 mag does not kick. A gentle nudge perhaps. The 500 S&W kicks.

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I have always preferred heavy barrels, with the weight out toward the muzzle. I have two Model 29s fitted with full lug barrels, a 6" and a 5". The 6" started out as an 8 3/8" but while it shot like a rifle, it was just too long to be practical and I had my gunsmith, Bob Mason, cut it back to a more manageable 6".

Here's a few of my .44s, the full lug guns at left:



The 6" gun has had over 15,000 rounds fired through it, the 5" just over 10,000 rounds.


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Hey Bob,

Those 29's aren't even broken it yet!!! LOL

OK, it's time to do the math here! Don't let your wife see this!

15,000/50=300 boxes of ammo at $32.00 per box=$9,600.00

10,000/50=200 " " " " $32.00 per box=$6,400.00

We are talking $16,000.00 worth of ammo by "today's" standards...

But I know you reload... I do to.

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Don't be a baby....the .44 mag does not kick. A gentle nudge perhaps. The 500 S&W kicks.
Hey, hey, hey, Robocop10mm.... I said stiff recoil. That's equal to a "nice" gentle nudge, don't you know! LOL
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That is one of the ones I would like to shoot, as I currently own a Pre-92 629 6" without the full underlug. I want to get another for just Handgun Hunting with and the other one is for carry.

A man simply can not have to many S&W 629's
Here is my FAVORITE 629...



I have about 1000 rounds through this one right now.
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I have always preferred heavy barrels, with the weight out toward the muzzle. I have two Model 29s fitted with full lug barrels, a 6" and a 5". The 6" started out as an 8 3/8" but while it shot like a rifle, it was just too long to be practical and I had my gunsmith, Bob Mason, cut it back to a more manageable 6".

Here's a few of my .44s, the full lug guns at left:



The 6" gun has had over 15,000 rounds fired through it, the 5" just over 10,000 rounds.


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Just gotta love those S&W 29's.
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