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Old November 6, 2020, 12:38 PM   #1
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686 sold out...but ammo sold out for longer?

Hey there,

Trying to find another 686 Plus 4" for a month or more everyday on gun.deals and haven't had one pop up.

Kinda weird given 357 ammo has been gone for at least 4 months or so.

Am I missing something?
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Old November 6, 2020, 12:42 PM   #2
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You can still get Buffalobore .357 ammo
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Old November 6, 2020, 03:26 PM   #3
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Maybe there are lots of people looking for "another 686".
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Old November 6, 2020, 03:42 PM   #4
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Maybe people are starting to realize BB is a gimmick
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Old November 6, 2020, 03:55 PM   #5
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Gimmick? Show me another commerical load that ACTUALLY produces 1280 fps with 180 grain out of a 2" barrel snub?
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Old November 6, 2020, 04:24 PM   #6
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--commerical load that ACTUALLY produces 1280 fps with 180 grain out of a 2" barrel snub?
Yowser! My hand flinched just thinking about it!
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Old November 6, 2020, 04:25 PM   #7
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I just sold a 586 Nickel 4”, mint stayed up less than an hour. Wouldn’t have been up that long but had to answer dingbat trade offers. Guys calling dibs if deal feel through. Must be more desirable than m19.
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Old November 7, 2020, 09:33 AM   #8
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Yeah. I can find used older S&Ws but I can't find a 686 for the life of me on the aggregator site.

I guess show me where a bullet they load matters if it is going 1300fps from a 2" snub?
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Old November 7, 2020, 09:49 AM   #9
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I'd wait a couple of months after the panic ends.
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Old November 7, 2020, 11:15 AM   #10
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Old November 7, 2020, 01:40 PM   #11
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I'm over due to get back to casting bullets. While I have a few boxes of hollow point jacketed bullets on hand, I mostly shoot my own cast bullets in my handguns and a couple of my rifles...

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Old November 7, 2020, 04:53 PM   #12
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I'd wait a couple of months after the panic ends.
Good luck with that.
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Old November 7, 2020, 05:07 PM   #13
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Yep... it's just starting.
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Old November 7, 2020, 06:08 PM   #14
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I would suggest you buy a GP100. Better gun in a lot of ways and I have both. As far as ammo, learn to reload. $26 boxes of ammo can be loaded for $10 or less if you buy your components in bulk.
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Old November 7, 2020, 06:46 PM   #15
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I'm over due to get back to casting bullets. While I have a few boxes of hollow point jacketed bullets on hand, I mostly shoot my own cast bullets in my handguns and a couple of my rifles...
Tony,

Cast your own hollowpoints.

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Old November 7, 2020, 07:07 PM   #16
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I'd wait a couple of months after the panic ends.
The panic has just begun! My buddy just sold an old AK74 for $3200 online. He could have gotten more if he had waited. Beto promised to help sleepy Joe take your AR and AK. The ATF wants to ban pistol braces. It's going to be a bumpy ride.
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Old November 7, 2020, 07:17 PM   #17
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, RC What makes your GP better than a 686??? Never saw a Ruger as good as an S&W.
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Old November 7, 2020, 07:21 PM   #18
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I wasn't impressed with the 2 HP molds I had so I traded them off.

Anyway I'm very pleased with the bullet shapes I cast for the most part. I have a couple molds that don't always cooperate but I'm making progress with them.

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Old November 9, 2020, 02:20 PM   #19
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I believe the manufacturers have shut down due to the Covid Panic.
Where you are matters.
However, Midway is showing all of 'em as 'Out of stock, no back order'. That means Smith doesn't have any. Ditto for ammo.
Lots of 'em on the assorted auction sites. Some are BNIB and some of those at reasonable prices.
"...GP better than a 686..." A GP fits normal sized hands. Otherwise it's a Chevy vs Ford thing.
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Old November 9, 2020, 04:01 PM   #20
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Here you go. 686's for sale:

https://www.gunbroker.com/All/search...ds=S%26W%20686
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Old November 9, 2020, 07:47 PM   #21
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1. No safety to mess with
2. Better Cylinder release
3. Stronger Frame
4. Better grip
5. Cheaper Price
6. More available
7. Front sight that is easy to change.
8. More reliable action design
9. Stronger lock Up
10. Ruger support

I'm sure I am missing some but here was a quick 10. While a smith may be a bit slicker out of the box, Ruger is a solid gun that for some would be just as good if not better!
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