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Old 11-24-2012, 09:35 PM   #21
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my father has a DW 15-2, made in 1980. has the 8.5" barrel and custom handmade grips. very accurate pistol and pure fun to shoot. one of the first magnum pistols i ever shot and was i hooked! my father bought it new just after i left home from high school. i got the chance to shoot it a couple of years later when he and i were doing some target shooting. i got the chance last year to shoot it again and had almost forgot how accurate that thing is and how much fun it is.

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My cousin,whom does not have hearing issues to my knowledge,fires 6 rapid fire shots of 44 magnum from my s&w 629 with no ear protection,hands it back to me and continues to talk to me like nothing just happened....I don't understand that,if I had done that i'd be deaf for 2 days.

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I have an old 586. Beautiful gun. It is just like the one in my avitar. You can shoot .38 Special as much as you want. You will not need a gunsmith to clean it for you. Simply clean the gun properly after shooting it. The cylinder should be cleaned in every revolver every time you shoot it. That is just proper maintenance.
Well said sir.
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My cousin,whom does not have hearing issues to my knowledge,fires 6 rapid fire shots of 44 magnum from my s&w 629 with no ear protection,hands it back to me and continues to talk to me like nothing just happened....I don't understand that,if I had done that i'd be deaf for 2 days.
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My cousin,whom does not have hearing issues to my knowledge, fires 6 rapid fire shots of 44 magnum from my s&w 629 with no ear protection,hands it back to me and continues to talk to me like nothing just happened....I don't understand that,if I had done that I'd be deaf for 2 days.
Key bit: "To your knowledge."
I think we can all agree: He is probably lacking some (a lot?) high frequency hearing if he does that sort of thing often.
I'm not entirely sure what he thinks he's proving with that sort of stunt, but hearing loss is forever.
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Key bit: "To your knowledge."
I think we can all agree: He is probably lacking some (a lot?) high frequency hearing if he does that sort of thing often.
I'm not entirely sure what he thinks he's proving with that sort of stunt, but hearing loss is forever.
I did that for 30 yrs with no problems whatsoever --
Course for the last 10 i've had a constant ringing in both ears & will have till i'm dead
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Due to carbon build-up in the cylinder, if you want a .38 Special you should buy a .38 Special. If your intention is to shoot .357 Magnum with just the occasional .38 thrown in then you should buy a .357. The .357 Magnum revolver will cost you considerably more money, and with a steady diet of .38 Special gunking up the cylinder it will eventually become unusable for .357 without a major cleaning, possibly by a gunsmith.
^^THIS^^ can be true without proper cleaning. I've owned a Ruger SP101 for many years and put around 500 rounds of .38 special through it.

You certainly do get build up in each cylinder that "if not" removed, can made loading .357 rounds difficult.

A cleaning regimen that's worked well for me is to swab each cylinder with solvent, allow it to sit for an hour, then run a .40 S&W "COPPER" brush through each cylinder. Attaching that brush to a hand drill on low speed makes very quick work of it. Just be certain your running a copper or plastic brush.

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I've had my Ruger Security Six .357 magnum for 40 years and have shot mostly 38 Special. No problem dropping 357 rounds into the cylinder. Of course it is always cleaned after a shooting session. I keep it loaded with 38 Special +P for home defense purpose. I think the magnum load would jeopardise my neighbors if I ever had to use it for home defense. Am I being overly concerned here?

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I did that for 30 yrs with no problems whatsoever --
Course for the last 10 i've had a constant ringing in both ears & will have till i'm dead
Yeah I did the same thought I only had to toughen my ears up! You know like callouses on my ear drums now I can hear the sound of the ocean surf even when in Vermont or Arizona.
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Am I being overly concerned here?
Do any of the neighbors owe you money?
I always take very good care of people that owe me money.


Really, can't answer. My closest neighbor would be hard to hit with a .308. Other folks can pass you the Grey Poupon. However, I would not be THAT concerned. Odds of a .357 putting them in more jeopardy than a hot .38 Special rank up there with winning the lottery. While being hit by lightning.
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