5 gun range report

Big ChiefBig Chief Senior MemberPosts: 30,719 Senior Member
Well the Ruger MKII came back from Ruger all ready to shoot so it was the first one I fired this morning.

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OK, pointing hand ?? and arrow was me editing trying to hide the SN# :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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I tried 4 different types of ammo: Center was CCI Std Velocity, top left was CCI Mini-mags, top right was Fed Auto-match and bottom left was NormaUSA Tactical (I may have got the last two reversed, told myself, self remember the sequence). Put over 100 rds through the MKII TGT Govt Model no jams or malfunctions with it or any of the ammo brands I fired today.
My finger didn't "Sting" either like last visit before Ruger fixed it.

Great pistol, shoots much better than I can shoot it.


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Next up was my S&W .38 Spl model 14 with Underlug they made for several years in the 90s when they got Underlug crazy.

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I haven't fired it much and use Missouri Bullet Company (MBC) Poly coated cast 158 SWCs on top of 4.3 grains Unique powder. I adjusted the sights some and it really can put them in there. Never did much load development for it in the past. Reminds me of a 586, but it is a model 14 on a K frame.


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Model 28 HP up next.

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OK first (top left) I fired some Hornady 158 grain XTPs I reloaded using 15.4 grains of Win 296 and Win magnum Sm pistol primers. Good load, but the waffe like smaller grips on the model 28 were noticeably not good to hold on to like the bigger Magna type on my 686.

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Here top right I went back to the MBC 158 Poly SWCs using 6.5 grains Unique.

Next up was one of my .44 Spls with the 6 1/2" bbl


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240 grain "Keith" MBC SWC poly coated using a favorite all purpose/everyday load of Skeeter Skelton (I've read), less than Elmer's righteous 2400 powder charged ones, but enough to take care of most any business one might come across with a .44 Spl

7.5 Grains of Unique. Stout,"Hardy" load, but not bad. However, I may take it down to 7 or 6 1/2 grains fer range work and Ned. :tooth:

Last but not least was the .45 Colt Ruger Vaquero using 255 grain "Keith" SWCs MBC poly coated bullets atop 8.0 grains Unique. I'm using a lot of Unique because I have it to use, works good in about all my handgun calibers, easy to find some kinda load using it except for top magnum loads.

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Most of this was me trying different sight pics, SS on SS and the sun..............my other loads were using a bit more Unique, so gotta work on the optimal one for the Vaquero and my shootin it more.

All shootin was @ 10 yards.......................

Anyhow had a good time slinging lead today:guns: :guns: :guns: :guns: :guns:
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  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    I think you're better armed with a S&W revolver than most folks are with a modern pistol!:worthy:
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  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 5,902 Senior Member
    Looks like fun Chief, good shooting.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,719 Senior Member
    early wrote: »
    I think you're better armed with a S&W revolver than most folks are with a modern pistol!:worthy:

    I favor revolvers.......don't feel under-armed with any of those at the ready.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,719 Senior Member
    Looks like fun Chief, good shooting.

    Thanks.........I used to be able to shoot that good and better @ 25 yards back in my younger better eyesight days, not the "Cheat" ranges folks use these days after semis like Wondernines became popular...............
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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 25,435 Senior Member
    Great range day BC! Man I :love: your classic S&Ws!
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,719 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Great range day BC! Man I :love: your classic S&Ws!

    Thanks.........I gave a feller the princely sum of $150 US Dollars cash fer that .38 back about 1995. I haven't fired it much and it was like new when I got it. "Just another .38 Spl" to me...............but after missing a vintage model 14 K-38 Target Masterpiece I foolishly sold a few years earlier I wanted another nice .38, but really haven't fired over 200 rds through it since then, until today. Always had something I was more interested in than just another .38 Spl.

    I may start shooting it a lot more these days.
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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 25,435 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    Thanks.........I gave a feller the princely sum of $150 US Dollars cash fer that .38 back about 1995. I haven't fired it much and it was like new when I got it. "Just another .38 Spl" to me...............but after missing a vintage model 14 K-38 Target Masterpiece I foolishly sold a few years earlier I wanted another nice .38, but really haven't fired over 200 rds through it since then, until today. Always had something I was more interested in than just another .38 Spl.

    I may start shooting it a lot more these days.

    You should! That is one beautiful gun. Will you bring that to Jerry's I'd love to take a spin on that!
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 7,478 Senior Member
    Great range day BC, fun and keeps us sharp
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  • HAWKENHAWKEN Senior Member Posts: 1,651 Senior Member
    A great report Chief, thanks for sharing. I also prefer revolvers to pistols and I have more revolvers: a .22 cal Ruger Bearcat, a .22 cal J.P Sauer & Sohn's, a .357 cal Dan Wesson, a .357 cal Ruger Security 6, a .357 cal Colt Trooper MK III, a .41 magnum Model 57 S&W, a .44 magnum Ruger Vaquero, a .44 magnum Ruger SBH Hunter, a .45 Colt Ruger SBH, a .38 S&W H&R top break and a .38 Special model 15 S&W Combat Masterpiece, on loan to my daughter, (I'll never get it back).............robin
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  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,366 Senior Member
    Nice combats on that 14 Chief.
    I think you know I like seeing the Smiths out.
    My LGS just got a bunch of vintage ones in.
    I'm getting some grips from him and helping sort what he received. One is going to be a Harvey K Chuck.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,719 Senior Member
    Weatherby wrote: »
    Nice combats on that 14 Chief.
    I think you know I like seeing the Smiths out.
    My LGS just got a bunch of vintage ones in.
    I'm getting some grips from him and helping sort what he received. One is going to be a Harvey K Chuck.

    Don't hear much anymore about K-Chucks.

    So what vintage revolvers are you gonna buy...............must be hard not too when you get to see and handle them.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,719 Senior Member
    HAWKEN wrote: »
    A great report Chief, thanks for sharing. I also prefer revolvers to pistols and I have more revolvers: a .22 cal Ruger Bearcat, a .22 cal J.P Sauer & Sohn's, a .357 cal Dan Wesson, a .357 cal Ruger Security 6, a .357 cal Colt Trooper MK III, a .41 magnum Model 57 S&W, a .44 magnum Ruger Vaquero, a .44 magnum Ruger SBH Hunter, a .45 Colt Ruger SBH, a .38 S&W H&R top break and a .38 Special model 15 S&W Combat Masterpiece, on loan to my daughter, (I'll never get it back).............robin

    Sounds like some good'ens you got there Hawken :guns: :guns:
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  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,107 Senior Member
    Glad your repaired MkII worked as expected.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,719 Senior Member
    Antonio wrote: »
    Glad your repaired MkII worked as expected.

    Thanks.

    Yep, me too!
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,698 Senior Member
    Cool beans and great shootin'.

    I gotta get my bee-hind to the range, hopefully next weekend!
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,719 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    Cool beans and great shootin'.

    I gotta get my bee-hind to the range, hopefully next weekend!

    Good fer the soul to do some shootin :guns: :guns:
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,719 Senior Member
    Diver43 wrote: »
    Great range day BC, fun and keeps us sharp

    Some days I feel about as sharp as a dull butter-knife :tooth:

    It was fun fer sure.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 25,435 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Will you bring that to Jerry's I'd love to take a spin on that!

    Not letting you get away with no answer :tooth:
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  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Senior Member Posts: 2,412 Senior Member
    Great shooting Chief! Those revolvers are gorgeous :love:
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,719 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    You should! That is one beautiful gun. Will you bring that to Jerry's I'd love to take a spin on that!

    I sure will and will reload plenty .38 Spl ammo to shoot too.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,719 Senior Member
    bobbyrlf3 wrote: »
    Great shooting Chief! Those revolvers are gorgeous :love:

    Thanks.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,366 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    Don't hear much anymore about K-Chucks.

    So what vintage revolvers are you gonna buy...............must be hard not too when you get to see and handle them.

    Coke addict playing with the candy.
    The mint 29 in the clamshell case was hard to put down.
    Speaking of Coke the stocks were the smooth variety.
    They aren't vintage correct so we made a deal on them.
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,366 Senior Member
    The model 19's and a pre 15 hurt bad too.
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 25,435 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    I sure will and will reload plenty .38 Spl ammo to shoot too.
    Thank you!!! :tooth:
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,782 Senior Member
    Nice day I bet
    probably did not even have to cross the swamp either, hey.
    I have a need for speed
  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 5,732 Senior Member
    Awesome work with some sexy toys there BC. Range days are the best!
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,719 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    Nice day I bet
    probably did not even have to cross the swamp either, hey.

    Well it was a bit foggy on the drive there and the gnats were hungry when I got there, but the ceiling fans and sunshine got rid of them both.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,782 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    Well it was a bit foggy on the drive there and the gnats were hungry when I got there, but the ceiling fans and sunshine got rid of them both.
    I saw some bugs in the swamp
    no blood suckers yet.
    I have a need for speed
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,719 Senior Member
    I had to brake fer a deer on the way there, stupid thing ran parallel to the road and me longer than I've seen before then darted in front of me. I started braking early anticipating the move.

    Why can't they change their mind and go back in the woods on their side of the road????
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,719 Senior Member
    Awesome work with some sexy toys there BC. Range days are the best!

    Thanks.

    I may swap to rifles next visit...........keep things interesting. Got some projects in mind and some new reloading idys I'm entertaining. Whether I get to them all is another story.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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