The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: The Revolver Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 29, 2012, 02:40 AM   #26
Senior Member
Join Date: October 9, 2009
Location: North Alabama
Posts: 6,028
not me

My 629 Mtn gets 240-250 gr SWC at about 1000+ fps, and that is about all the .44 I need. I liked the old Speer 240 half jacket, and for a while I had a source for genuine hard cast 250's.

More than that and sustained shooting pales quickly. For me anyhow.
bamaranger is offline  
Old September 30, 2012, 08:50 AM   #27
Senior Member
Join Date: September 29, 2008
Location: The retarded place below Idaho
Posts: 1,395
Just had mine out recently, 240 grain Speer deep curls over 23.5 grains of 296, hasn't fallen apart yet......

The only times I personally know of where they had any issues was....

#1 Friend of my dads, used one for a few years shooting silhouette, lots of heavy loads eventually created timing issues, we are talking somewhere around a 1,000 rounds a month in the summer and 200 to 300 in the winter for about 5 years.
Don't think thats too bad myself....

He sent it back for a once over and a re-blue, uses it for hunting now.

#2 Friend at work trying to make it into a 44 ultra super mondo mag with 300 grain bullets at mach 5, He is an idiot, pushed it too hard and created some timimg issues.

Stick with the 240 grain loads and never look back.
The best shot I ever made was an accident
cornbush is offline  
Old October 1, 2012, 08:19 PM   #28
Senior Member
Join Date: February 20, 1999
Location: home on the range; Vermont (Caspian country)
Posts: 14,270
great gun when driven appropriately

Real heavy loads in M29s make the cylinder rotate backward.
That's why there are Redhawks.
"all my ammo is mostly retired factory ammo"
WESHOOT2 is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:22 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05814 seconds with 9 queries