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Old 10-04-2010, 06:14 AM   #1
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Hey guys, check out my new baby. Just had it handed down by my father a few days ago.
S&W model 66 .357 magnum, 4 inch barrel. I have 125 grain hollow tips for self defense purposes. Cant wait to fire it at the range, although I'm kind of scared of the recoil lol, Ive only shot 9mm and a .22 rifle. I grew up watching my dad shoot the 357.


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Hey guys, check out my new baby. Just had it handed down by my father a few days ago.
S&W model 66 .357 magnum, 4 inch barrel. I have 125 grain hollow tips for self defense purposes. Cant wait to fire it at the range, although I'm kind of scared of the recoil lol, Ive only shot 9mm and a .22 rifle. I grew up watching my dad shoot the 357.
Nice gun but don't feed it a steady diet of full power 125gr loads. The 19/66 forcing cone can be damaged by the light fast bullets...


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Old 10-04-2010, 11:48 AM   #3
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Hey guys, check out my new baby. Just had it handed down by my father a few days ago.
S&W model 66 .357 magnum, 4 inch barrel. I have 125 grain hollow tips for self defense purposes. Cant wait to fire it at the range, although I'm kind of scared of the recoil lol, Ive only shot 9mm and a .22 rifle. I grew up watching my dad shoot the 357.
Don't be afraid of the recoil. Just expect it! I fire a .357 revolver and I don't mind the recoil at all.

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Great looking gun. Dad gave you a good one.

The ,357's won't kick too much with a gun of that size. You might want to try a box or two of .38's first to get a feel for the gun then go to the .357's. Great gun. Enjoy.
Very good advice.
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Lucky dude.

All my dad gave me was big ears and a dumb last name.

Give us a range report after you shoot her.
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I great weapon!! have fun with it and give us a range report when you get a chance.

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That should handle magnum loads just fine with that much steel and that grip.

Of course, you could start with 158gr loads. That will make the 125gr loads feel so much more manageable.

It's kind of like how do you make a drive through Nebraska seem interesting? Drive through Wyoming first.

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Congratulations.

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As stated, a steady diet of 125gr is not a good idea. The 19/66 were designed for 158gr. Trust me, a 158gr SP will do quite a bit of damage. Great gun, congratulations.

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Congratulations on an excellent revolver and 158gr will make her last forever.



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