Thread: S&W 342
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Old January 15, 2012, 07:18 PM   #13
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Sorry to take so long getting back to this thread. Holidays and a ski trip last week have been keeping me from the range.

I shot the 342 a few days after getting it. I fired handloads, charged to the published STARTING LOAD, about 10% off of maximum. These are super easy to shoot in my SP101. I only got through 10 rounds before I packed it up and went home, my hand hurt for an hour.

I don't remember the gun being this hard to shoot.

I didn't get a chance to fire any of my +P, but at this point I'm thinking that it would be a pointless endeavor anyway, since I won't be able to shoot it well.

At this point I'm considering getting some of the 110gr standard pressure stuff for a carry load, since it seems like the 158gr +Ps are not going to be controllable.
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