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Old 08-28-2010, 02:16 PM   #1
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I finally convinced my dad his growing collection needs at least one wheel gun. Being the good son I am, I pushed him towards a GP100 or a Smith 686. He doesn't want to stock another caliber so he's going for the S&W 625. Besides needing moon clips, are there any other differences compared to a traditional revolver (chambered for .357 mag, etc)?

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Old 08-28-2010, 02:19 PM   #2
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Nope. They are the large N frames and are really spiffy guns. Used to have 2 of them - one of the few times I miss something I traded away...

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Since the concept of loading rimless cartridges (45 ACP) in a revolver with moon clips (half or full) dates back to 1917 and the 357 Magnum wasn't introduced until 1935...you might re-think what you consider a "traditional revolver".

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Since the concept of loading rimless cartridges (45 ACP) in a revolver with moon clips (half or full) dates back to 1917 and the 357 Magnum wasn't introduced until 1935...you might re-think what you consider a "traditional revolver".

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I had assumed by "traditional revolver" he meant one chambered for revolver cartridges, i.e., long, straight cases, prominent rim, not necessarily a .357 Magnum.

One thing to consider for reloading auto pistol cartridges for use in revolvers is the lack of a crimp as normally used for pistol cartridges. Bullet pull in the revolver can unseat the bullets and pull them forward. This results in erratic ignition. And, don't overdo revolver ammo. Many of my reloads worked fine in my Ruger and Smith revolvers, but could damage an auto pistol.

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I like the N frames! I have a 25-2 here that I love to shoot. I'm bad for trading away wheel guns but I have held on to this one for years now. Best of luck and maybe post a range report?

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I had assumed by "traditional revolver" he meant one chambered for revolver cartridges, i.e., long, straight cases, prominent rim, not necessarily a .357 Magnum.

One thing to consider for reloading auto pistol cartridges for use in revolvers is the lack of a crimp as normally used for pistol cartridges. Bullet pull in the revolver can unseat the bullets and pull them forward. This results in erratic ignition. And, don't overdo revolver ammo. Many of my reloads worked fine in my Ruger and Smith revolvers, but could damage an auto pistol.

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That is exactly what I meant. I don't reload my own ammo yet (i plan to eventually). Thanks for the tip though!



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I like the N frames! I have a 25-2 here that I love to shoot. I'm bad for trading away wheel guns but I have held on to this one for years now. Best of luck and maybe post a range report?
I'll gladly post a range report. it will probably take some time though. My dad lives in Michigan, I'm in Ohio, and my work schedule blows.
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