Any1 Shot an S&W PC Mod 629 44 Hunter

DarkRook

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Squid13

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A friend of mine has one named Julie, and it's my favorite gun of all time. Feels fine with .44Spl or Mag. The gun shoots better than I do.
 

DarkRook

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Well mainly because I only like to have guns that have a caliber that’s been around awhile, like 40 years or so, cuz you can find the ammo anywhere most of the time. With the 44, I have the option of 44 mag or spl.
Secondly, I like the 44mag cal and its ballistics.
Third, the 44 is a big enough hand cannon for me.
I love my Ruger Red Hawk, but I want somethink a little more aligned with hunting purposes.
Forth, It really looks cool, and is that not one of the reason why we own certon guns.
Other odd calibers you have to reload yourself or have to buy spl and pay extra for.

Calibers like 45acp, 45lc, 380, 9mm, 270, 7mm mag, 308, 223, 22-250, and 22rim are common no matter where you go in the US. Yes there are others, but these are the only ones I really care for.

I have a 17hmr, and its fun to shoot, and I got the rifle for a good price and the ammo is fairly common even thought it has not been around a long time it is pretty popular.

I went in to Wally world the other day in the afternoon and all the shelves were bare, but for 17hmr and there were 19 boxes of it.

Well thats my 2 and my opinon and you know what they say about thoses right?

Thanks for the feed back.
 

tmd11111

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Well mainly because I only like to have guns that have a caliber that’s been around awhile, like 40 years or so, cuz you can find the ammo anywhere most of the time. With the 44, I have the option of 44 mag or spl.
With the .460 mag you also have the choice of shooting .45LC and .454Casull. I have the Performance Center 10.5" model and it makes my old SRH .44mag seem like a kiddy toy. Not saying that the .44 is underpowered in any way, its just that the .460 has so many more options. I'd say the only down side though is it makes a lousy CCW
 

DarkRook

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I have never shot a 454, but I have seen someone shooting one. The recoil and fire power the it packs is more then I desire.
No I am not a fraid of it or recoil. I just feel that bullet placement, control, follow up shots, are just as important as the punch it packs. So my beleave is if one can not put 3 round downrange and hit a target muchless a moving target with in 15secs or less then it would not be a good hunting tool.
Example; At 100 yards with my Ruger 6" with 44mag round, no rest standing with a two hand grip, I can hit the bullssi with about a 1" moa with 3 rounds with in 15 secs.
Yes that is using a pistal scope. I have it setup that way for hunting for what every medium to large game I want to. If I were to go bear hunting then i would want something bigger then a 44.
I don't see the point in over kill. What ever I shoot will still be just as dead with either cal and with in the range of the weapon.
The reason I'm interested in the 44 in this SnW PC setup is it would reduce the recoil mussel clime some with having a little longer barrel, and the mussel brake, and the longer barrel should have better accuracey at a further distances. Though I am not trying to use it to snip anything. Having a scope mounted on it would to me look a lot cleaner and have a better weight and profile then the current setup I have now. Mainly more balance.
I got my Red Hawk used for a good price and have been very happy with it and the ballistics of the 44.

I just wanted to know if anyone out there had one and was happy with it, or if there was something that I might need to know before hand.

I have a SnW 686 357 and it is just sweet fun to shoot or what ever.
Before I buy a firearm pistol or what ever it is thats going to cost me over 5oo, I do research and do my best to insure it is something I'm going to be happy with.
But thats just me, I don't go buy big money things on a whim.
 

tmd11111

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At 100 yards with my Ruger 6" with 44mag round, no rest standing with a two hand grip, I can hit the bullssi with about a 1" moa with 3 rounds with in 15 secs.


That I gotta see to believe.

And I'm glad I'm in Iraq right now cause I definately wouldnt want to get some of that on my shoe's.
 

tmd11111

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I'm still trying to figure out what is funnier....Reading about his marksmanship or the coffee that spewed out of my nose and all over my keyboard when I read it....
 
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