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Old 05-17-2012, 03:48 AM   #11
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A 15 series, in the pac, with all the barrels, bits and pieces, is about $1100. I have had a 15 since 1976, and it is an extremely accurate revolver, built like a freaking TANK. For hunting, find a good heavy hard cast bullet- leave the 125 gr HP ammo alone. Make sure your state permits .357 (some require bigger), keep shots to 50 yds max, and it will do it's part if you do yours.
Awesome. Should be fun. It seems like if I remember right, I need to have some sort of expanding point, depending on which state I am shooting in. But where I hunt, the 357 is legal.
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For all the info you could desire on your particular Dan, check out the Dan Wesson forum http://www.danwessonforum.com/forum/

They are known for their strength, durability, and accuracy. More sillhouette (sp?) competitions have been won by Dan Wessons than all other makes combined.

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Buffalo Bore 180gr WLN ammo will give you around 1450-1475 fps in the 8" barrel. Set the gap at .003" and keep the cylinder face clean. If you shoot .38 Specials thru it, be sure to give the chambers a good scrubbing after each shooting session to avoid buildup of residue that can cause the Magnum cases to stick.

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The Dan 15-2 is sought after and valuable, but not too valuable to shoot. Shoot it and remember your Dad when you do! I have a Monson 15-2 and absolutely love it. Bought it gently used with only the 6" barrel, but have since acquired a 4" barrel, which you see here:

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I've had a bunch of Dan Wessons, a 41VH in .41 Mag with 4", 6", and 8" barrels, two 745VH's in .45 Colt, also with 4", 6", and 8" barrels, a 744VH in .44 Mag with 6" and 8" barrels, and a 744FBH with 6" barrel. Due to a stretch of bein' kinda po' I had to sell all except the 41VH. But they are strong, durable, very accurate, and their actions are smooth as silk. If they weren't so heavy (64 ounces), I'd carry the 4" or 6" permutation regularly.

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Kinda neat story on the accuracy potential of DW's.I have a 744 that is so acc off the bench that you can see a distinct difference in group size when.......firing a whole cylinder vs firing from one chamber.Its because of recoil,weight change.

When firing a whole cyl from sandbags,we see these nice round'ish 1-1 1/2 inch groups @25yds.When using one cyl(and it dosn't matter which one),it'll shoot literally into one hole.

It really opened my eyes to how recoil management plays a huge role in handgun work.Love the DW,but is a bit heavy....and the trigger isn't quite in the league with a good S&W.

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Remember the old "In The Heat Of The Night" TV series? Old Carroll O'Connor (the sheriff) carried a DW 44VH with 8" barrel in a low-slung "western" belt holster. When he tried to walk with it it would bang his right knee with every step. I don't understand why some producer or director didn't point out to him the error of his choice of weapons. But then, maybe he was having an Archie Bunker moment.

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Remember the old "In The Heat Of The Night" TV series? Old Carroll O'Connor (the sheriff) carried a DW 44VH with 8" barrel in a low-slung "western" belt holster. When he tried to walk with it it would bang his right knee with every step. I don't understand why some producer or director didn't point out to him the error of his choice of weapons. But then, maybe he was having an Archie Bunker moment.
lol Yes, I do recall this. Maybe the point of it was that you remember something distinct about the show. hahahah If it would have been just a regular standard issue police pistol, you may not have remembered it. lol
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What's the model?
Just guessing that's it.
Looks like $310 + $65 per barrel
Uh, that would be about right back in the late 70's
Today a complete set in the box over a grand (to someone wanting it)--And from ones i've seen (very few) they bring the price
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I shoot 180gr hard cast, gas check bullets with W296 powder. It makes a
great .357 load. Most all of the DW .357's were model 15-2 or 715 (stainless).

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