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S&W Model 69 44 mag

WORLD TWORLD T MemberPosts: 262 Member
Has anybody put their hands on this new revolver? It has peaked my interest just a little.

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,060 Senior Member
    I would not be interested because of the lower weight of the revolver as compared to a N frame.
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    I would not be interested because of the lower weight of the revolver as compared to a N frame.

    Agreed. My Redhawk is about as light as I'm comfortable with shooting full-house magnums; I've shot my buddy's Super Blackhawk and it dang near busted my knuckle. Can't imagine shooting an L-frame .44 mag.
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  • Dr. dbDr. db Senior Member Posts: 1,541 Senior Member
    629. Not 69. Too light. No no. Slap handies.
  • shootbrownelkshootbrownelk Senior Member Posts: 2,035 Senior Member
    WORLD T wrote: »
    Has anybody put their hands on this new revolver? It has peaked my interest just a little.

    There's a write-up on the new L-frame .44 mag. S&W is the latest (May) issue of Shooting Times magazine. It looks like
    it may be a good carry gun. Just a 5 shooter though. It's lighter than the N.
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,502 Senior Member
    Probably a great carry gun, but not a very pleasant shooting gun.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Gene L wrote: »
    Probably a great carry gun, but not a very pleasant shooting gun.

    I carry my 29. Dies are on the way and I'm looking for bullets and a jug or two of 2400. I need some more comfortable loads. So I can say from experience, the only way I'd want a lightweight .44 mag is if I had lighter loads or it magically changed back to N frame weight when I drew it.
    And before some He-Man type weighs in, it ain't the stout recoil so much as trying to get the front sight back on target.
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,502 Senior Member
    I shoot .44 Specials out of my 29 and am quite happy with it. I have it holstered in a "taker" style shoulder holster, and it's still pretty damn heavy. I DO NOT like heavy recoil.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Load them up at 1000-1100 FPS, more than a .44 Spl and less than a full-house .44 Mag. Will take care of about anything you need it to and easier on you and the revolver.
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  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,851 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    Load them up at 1000-1100 FPS, more than a .44 Spl and less than a full-house .44 Mag. Will take care of about anything you need it to and easier on you and the revolver.

    Thats where I load my 44spl to (1050 fps 255gr) and in a full sized SA they are nice.
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,395 Senior Member
    My thoughts on this gun run in a different direction. Round butt and 2.5 inch barrel and we're talking.
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  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,609 Senior Member
    My thoughts on this gun run in a different direction. Round butt and 2.5 inch barrel and we're talking.

    I'm with you. An upscaled SP-101, so to speak. I'd be all over that.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    rberglof wrote: »
    Thats where I load my 44spl to (1050 fps 255gr) and in a full sized SA they are nice.

    Sounds like a good load.

    I load my 624s up over the anemic factory .44 spls being essentially Mountain Gun N frames with shorter cylinders, but I don't push them, I have 629s for magnums.

    The old standby with a .44 mag for target/general purpose knockabout was 8 grains of Unique under a 240 grain cast bullet. I always used 9-10 grains to give them a little more whomp :tooth:
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    My thoughts on this gun run in a different direction. Round butt and 2.5 inch barrel and we're talking.

    Not an L frame, but an N frame, I own something sorta like you speak about. A 629 with a 3" bbl and RB/unfluted cylinder. It's a 6 shot and can be a handful, but manageable enough to a point. Lets say 20-30 shots and fatigue/ flinching sets in with full house loads. I have managed 50 at one range visit in the past. It sure lets you know you are shootin a .44 Remington Magnum.
    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: 32,995 Senior Member
    The top revolver is my 3" Unfluted cylinder round-butt 629, I thunk it's stamped EE for Endurance Enhancements by the SN# or something. About as compact as I wanna go in a .44 magnum.

    Middle is my 4" model 624 and bottom is a 61/2" 624 both in .44 Special only.

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    And here is Teach shootin my 629 Classic scoped.

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    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    That's because you are just a big girl... :tooth:

    Hush.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    WORLD T wrote: »
    Has anybody put their hands on this new revolver? It has peaked my interest just a little.

    Looks like Durwood did on another thread.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
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