Advice on .357 Target

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  1. robertba12

    robertba12 New Member

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    I am a newbie here, and wanted to get some advice on a S&W .357 for target or competition purposes. I have severl CC pistols of the auto and revolver type, so I wanted to try a larger frame revolver for target shooting.

    Any advice would be appreciated.
     


  2. Amistad

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    Welcome to the forum!

    A year or so ago, I bought my son-in-law a S&W 686+ with 6" barrel. (This is a seven shot .357 wheel gun.) He absolutely loves it. I've shot it also, and I concur that it is a very sweet shooter.

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  3. robertba12

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    Thanks for the info. What is the + designation after the 686? I am looking forward to some "big-iron" after completing my smaller pistol purchases. It will be nice to shoot something more stable, fun to shoot, and can hit something that is more than 7yds away!
     
  4. Amistad

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    There are two versions of the S&W 686 .357 revolver. The 686 is the six-shot, while the 686 Plus is the seven-shot.

    Before I bought the 686+ to give to my son-in-law, I purchased a Taurus 608 (an eight-shot .357) for my own enjoyment. With 1,700 rounds through it now, I feel that I made a great choice. Without question, my 608 has the sweetest trigger that I've ever encountered on a revolver. Absolutely fantastic! :happy0001:

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  5. Texas42

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    Do you mean 15 yards? 25 yards? 50, 100?

    Most guns can put three inch groups at 25 yards, most shooters on the other hand. . . .
     
  6. TexasRedneck

    TexasRedneck 1911 Nut Lifetime Member

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    I tend to agree w/the 686 suggestion....this is mine - it's purty much nuthin' left of the stock gun other than the frame - bobbed hammer, reworked trigger w/stop, reworked barrel w/compensator an' a swapped-out cylinder ta get rid of the flutes....but it WILL put 'em whar ya want 'em! Bought it in a weak moment, though - so sooner or later, she'll git sold more'n likely.
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  7. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

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    you can think of me when you do : )

    Looks cool, anyways.
     
  8. TexasRedneck

    TexasRedneck 1911 Nut Lifetime Member

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    She's a sweet-shootin' pistol - ah'm jest a 1911-type is all. It IS fun ta whup out at the range, though.<G>
    :fighting0010::fighting0010::fighting0010:
     
  9. robertba12

    robertba12 New Member

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    Thanks for the replies, I am thinking 25-50 yards. I have a good sample of other guns...1911, glocks, AR and other rilfles, smaller CC types, etc. Always like the wheel guns, but, never been a high priority until now....just something about them that says "old-school" and I like it.
     
  10. robertba12

    robertba12 New Member

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    Any advice on a 4" vs. 6" barrel?
     

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