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Old 09-24-2013, 10:57 PM   #11
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OP, why would you ask one question, and then bail? Surely you have other questions.......even I have more questions.
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I was flossing my teeth and realized the pun with the "crappy name" comment. Wasn't sure if that was intentional or not. I smiled. I may get into reloading in the future..but not now.

I suppose you're right, clr8ter. I'm usually good at finding the answers through others with the same curiosity.
I guess you could say I like to stay in hiding. You guys are definitely making an impression though, so yeah.
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:34 PM   #14
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One thing to keep in mind when shooting hot loads in a light gun is that bullets can jump their crimp. When you shoot it, fire 4 and check the last one to make sure that the bullet is still seated to the correct depth. If one backs out far enough, it could lock up your cylinder.
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I was flossing my teeth and realized the pun with the "crappy name" comment. Wasn't sure if that was intentional or not.........
It was intentional.
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magnum,

Makes a good point. But I lend to the philosophy when using a light gun like these for CWW, one should shoot the defense rounds they are going to be carrying just enough to know where they are hitting and how to handle the recoil. And then only fire the defense loads in them should the need arise. Practice and shooting for enhancing skills with the weapon should then be done with lighter loads. These little guys are not built with a steady diet of hot defense loads shot through them. Even a S&W K Frame will in time loosen up with a steady diet of 357 Mags through them! And they are larger frames than these revolvers.

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Sniper, I agree with you 100%. I also have a 442. I generally shoot light handloads that I have developed to shoot at the same point of impact as golden sabers at 10 yards. I very rarely shoot even a single SD round out of it. Not only are they hard on the equipment, but also hard on the wallet.
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I'm contemplating selling my 442 'cause I can't hit squat with it. I've tried staging the trigger, different ammo, two trigger jobs, bigger grips, to no avail. At 7 yards, all over the paper. Think I might look into some of the Charter Arms offerings, like the 44 Bulldog. Also want to try the LCR, I hear it can be pretty accurate, but getting past that plastic pistol thing isn't there, yet
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I'm contemplating selling my 442 'cause I can't hit squat with it. I've tried staging the trigger, different ammo, two trigger jobs, bigger grips, to no avail. At 7 yards, all over the paper. Think I might look into some of the Charter Arms offerings, like the 44 Bulldog. Also want to try the LCR, I hear it can be pretty accurate, but getting past that plastic pistol thing isn't there, yet
If you cant hit with the 442, I don't know what makes you think another snub will be any better. All snub have crappy sights and short sight radius which is why they are so challenging to master. Also think of the purpose of the gun. Most of the practice that I do with mine involves an 8.5x11 sheet of paper and I don't use the sights. If I can double tap that at 7 yards, I feel that I am doing good.
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Maybe one with a hammer so you can fire single action is more your style?
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