I got to the range yesterday, and I'm here to tell you that my new S&W M60 is fantastic! 150 rounds of 158 grain Magnums and it didn't wear me out. Although it does have big bark, and snappy recoil. Inspite its light weight, the M60 is very manageable and reasonably accurate. My best group was about 3" at 25 feet. I did shoot about 50 rounds of 38 Specials and went back to Magnums. The specials shot about 1" low at 25 feet. I did have some Winchester 38 Special +P+ JHP's. They were OK, but the Magnums were a lot better. I found some 158 grain JHP .357 Magnums (Monarch brand) at Academy for 19.99 a box of 50. Not a great deal but better than it could be... The Blazers were 16.99, but I don't like aluminum case ammo!
I was in the Army from 1972-1980 (last of the draftee's). If I'm not mistaken the S&W M60 was the first SS revolver S&W made. Many Viet Nam vets would tell me they would give their left Nut to get one stateside when they new they were being deployed for its corrosion resistence. I've been told that they would never return to the US as they would be sold to another soldier before the previous owner would go home.
Very highly prized back then.
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