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DurwoodDurwood Senior MemberPosts: 971 Senior Member
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ME:cool2:


Went to pick up my 1987 Vintage 686 and this was there. What else could I do?


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You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:

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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    That there be a purty wheely and you duth sucketh my friend!
    timc - formerly known as timc on the last G&A forum and timc on the G&A forum before that and the G&A forum before that.....
    AKA: Former Founding Member
  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 971 Senior Member
    This is the only Electric Start S&W I own and this first 69 I've seen in person. I was impressed. The balance is very similar to a K-38 Combat Masterpiece in my opinion. As such, I thought maybe it would shoot???
    You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:
  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 971 Senior Member
    timc wrote: »
    That there be a purty wheely and you duth sucketh my friend!

    Sometimes it's good to suck:jester: Thanks
    You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 5,009 Senior Member
    Ya suck

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,372 Senior Member
    Looked at a 69 a few weeks ago at one of the LGS's here. Felt good in the hand but was somewhat turned off. It looks like the barrel shroud was not turned on correctly. The striations on top of the barrel and frame did not line up and it was quite noticeable. I would think something like this would not make it past QC.
    I am however, looking forward to your range report.
    Love the 686 BTW:love:

    Sako
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Hey, my 686 is from the 80s so I guess it's called vintage too. Great shooter and the L frame and the .357 Remington Magnum cartridge are made for each other.

    Is that model 69 the new 5 shot 44?

    Congrats :guns::guns:
    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
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  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 971 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    Hey, my 686 is from the 80s so I guess it's called vintage too. Great shooter and the L frame and the .357 Remington Magnum cartridge are made for each other.

    Is that model 69 the new 5 shot 44?

    Congrats :guns::guns:

    Naw, just 80s vintage...

    Yep, it's the 69 five shot .44
    You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    Very nice.....I've yet to buy one with the ignition key.
    With S&W current stance and support of 2A I am tempted
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,023 Senior Member
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,611 Senior Member
    Durwood wrote: »

    Yep, it's the 69 five shot .44
    I SOOOOOOooooo HATE YOU right now :mad:

    :yousuck:


    Congrats!!! Can't wait for a range report :popcorn:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 971 Senior Member
    sakodude wrote: »
    Looked at a 69 a few weeks ago at one of the LGS's here. Felt good in the hand but was somewhat turned off. It looks like the barrel shroud was not turned on correctly. The striations on top of the barrel and frame did not line up and it was quite noticeable. I would think something like this would not make it past QC.
    I am however, looking forward to your range report.
    Love the 686 BTW:love:

    Sako

    Yeah, with the current S&Ws I wouldn't buy without first having it in my hand. I scrutinized this one very hard and while the fit of an early (Say 70s or before) Smith & Wesson certainly isn't there, by modern standards I see no flaws. The striations all line up and there were no issues with it at the muzzle with the shroud/barrel fit. I'm gonna put together some medium power loads and get the the range hopefully tomorrow evening. I don't even try the public range on the weekends much anymore...
    You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:
  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 971 Senior Member
    Weatherby wrote: »
    Very nice.....I've yet to buy one with the ignition key.
    With S&W current stance and support of 2A I am tempted

    I'm not much on new S&Ws, but this fits the bill for a niche use I've dreamed up. More likely it'll see occasional use at the range with .44 Special to mid power mag loads.
    You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:
  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 971 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »
    I SOOOOOOooooo HATE YOU right now :mad:

    :yousuck:


    Congrats!!! Can't wait for a range report :popcorn:


    Hopefully tomorrow evening. Firing up the press now!!!
    You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,611 Senior Member
    Durwood wrote: »
    Hopefully tomorrow evening. Firing up the press now!!!
    Cool, doesn't diminish my current hatred for you though :jester:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 971 Senior Member
    Ok, Don't have a bunch of ammo loaded because, well just cuz:jester:

    But... I did get three different bullet weights and charges together for a total of 60 rounds. There are a couple of proven accuracy combinations. I'll post the results late tomorrow evening. I'll be shooting from the bench at 25yds. Using all jacket bullets at this point.
    You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,611 Senior Member
    :up:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 971 Senior Member
    It's windier than a cyclone here, but it ain't like I'm shooting a long way so I'm still going to the range!!!
    You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,611 Senior Member
    :up:

    I've been in bed sick most of the day (or sleeping in my recliner or running to the head to :vomit: )

    So haven't been on here much today.
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 971 Senior Member
    I'll try to put up a full report in the next few days with some pics, but for now:

    All shooting was at 25 yards.

    I put together loads with 240 Gr Sierra JHC, Hornady 225 gr FTX and 200 gr Hornady XTPs--All loads were with Alliant Blue Dot because I've gotten excellent accuracy with Blue Dot in the past with 4ish inch .44 Mags.

    All loads were near max.

    My best group for 5 shots was right at 1 3/4" with the Hornady 200 XTPs another was similar. 225 gr FTXs showed some promise with the best group around 2 1/4" at 25 yds.

    I only shot 5 of the full power 240 gr Sierras because to be honest the recoil was quite stiff, right on the edge of BRUTAL!!! These went in about 3" and were the first 5 shots from the gun.

    I shot the gun 30 times total with breaks between each 5 shots. My best group was the last 5 shots.

    Sights are excellent. Trigger was just a smidgeon heavier than I'd like, but crisp and certainly not Rugerish.


    Bigger grips would make it more comfortable--the recoil really stung right below my thumb/lower palm area.
    You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,611 Senior Member
    Sounds good :up: Thanks for the report :beer:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


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