I was settled in happily watching Michigan State beating up on Northwestern when my phone rang. I answered and on the other end was one of my gun nut friends. He wanted to know what i was doing. I told him, "watching the game." He said why dont you gather your gear and head out and meet them at the range. I said, "sure, why not."
I am SO glad i did!!
The great news was that my one bud had bought a S&W 500 at the gun show earlier today. I had never fired one and couldnt wait to touch off the hand cannon! I think the video clip says it all.
500 Flash....S&W 500 results....
We experienced a phenomenon I had never heard of. A revolver doubling!!
I noticed after viewing the videos, the 2 that shot the gun in single action had the doubles. The two of us that shot it in double action didnt have any issues.
Anybody else ever heard of a REVOLVER doubling!?!?
After the guys left i was able to get in some serious "ME" time with the guns.
I think i have found a new pet load for the 686. I loaded up some rounds with IMR 4227 for the .357 in an attempt to "just burn it up". It turns out i was getting even better results (tighter groups) with the IMR than i had gotten with the 2400. WHO KNEW!!
Also ran some more of my own loads thru the 1911 and got even more comfortable with them. I really like the results i am getting.
Spent some serious time with the PF-9 and got a little more comfortable with it.
A couple cool "shots" of the PF-9 in action...
I even ran some rounds i made up for the .44mag. with the IMR 4227 and can say i got similar results with that load as i am getting with the 2400. Might even be getting a few FPS better. Dunno for sure, can only guess without a chrono and go from the data in the load book.
A couple other cool "shots" from the 686.