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S&W Model 629-1 .44 Magnum Review
August 9, 2018
1:31 am
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garryj
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I picked up this S&W 6″ Model 629-1 .44 Magnum a while back and finally got a chance to put it thru a few 10yd accuracy tests. I will say that this thing loves 240gr lead semi-wadcutters.

These are three of the best groups today. I did try a some factory Winchester 240gr JSP hunting rounds, but after 6 of those bad boys, my hand was tingling and that was it-they are real thumpers.

My favorite load was 6.5gr of American Select with a 240gr LSWC. These were very accurate. Next was 6.7gr of W231 with the same bullet. As I said before, this thing loves 240gr LSWC.

Below are the three best targets of the day. All were 8″ targets, 12 shot groups at 10 yards, from a rest(I was testing the gun, not my shooting skills). 1st target is the 240gr JSP with 23.3gr of W296(before I adjusted the POI to the right). 2nd target is 240gr LSWC with 6.5gr American Select. 3rd is 240gr LSWC with 6.7gr W231.

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August 9, 2018
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How does that compare to a 44 mag Dan? 

August 9, 2018
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Ole Dog said
How does that compare to a 44 mag Dan?   

I don’t know. I was looking for a .44 Mag Dan and couldn’t find one in my price range. I traded my S&W 28 Highway Patrolman .357 for this one.

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August 9, 2018
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Garry, what is a reasonable price in your opinion?

August 10, 2018
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Ole Dog said
Garry, what is a reasonable price in your opinion?  

What is reasonable and what I can afford are two separate things. I suppose 950-1050 would be reasonable(the guy I got the 629 from had it listed for 950, but I offered him my 28 and $100.00 and he took it), but at the present I would have to save for 5-6 months to have $1000.00.

 

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August 15, 2018
3:25 pm
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Nice groups there Gary.

I think you did great on that trade.

Thanks for sharing.

   What new gun my Dear, this old thing?

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