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Old 12-10-2010, 04:00 PM   #12691
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I would get the six inch for hunting. A tad more velocity and a little longer sight radius and a bit more barrel and underlug for stouter rounds.
The .357 Mag is one of those cartridges that benefits quite a bit from a longer barrel.

There are also some loads that tend towards heavier 180 grain projectiles that work well for hunting.
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:04 PM   #12692
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I will say that I agree the stock action on a S&W and usually the finish is a bit better than that of a GP100, but the GP is stouter for more aggressive magnum loads. The new Smiths have that damn integral lock though, and I am pretty sure the GP100s don't. I also can say you can make the GP every bit as good as a standard smith with a 12 dollar spring, and marrying the trigger yourself. I will say the S&W is more prestigious to own. it is a NICER gun with faster lockup should you ever decide to compete.
I used to own a Ruger SP101 and the other Ruger revolvers have similar design elements. I took it apart once (to put in a couple of Wolfe springs) and I was very impressed not only with the modularity, but with the very stout design. I think Ruger makes a very good revolver and I haven't heard anybody say anything bad about their quality or longevity.
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:16 PM   #12693
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.the kicker on these guns was that the spur on the hammer had been bobbed off, rendering them DAO..
Whats wrong with a DAO 3/8 (bore) wheelgun? Given a good arm, a good man should and does perform as well DA as SA (see that dime?) but just faster. One of my favoritestests was a bobbed and de-seared (by my armorer, at my request - a personal weapon) M-13 3. A hammer upon a hammer is gay.
If its bobbed and not de-seared, Id agree itd want work.
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Old 12-10-2010, 05:23 PM   #12694
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I don't like reading all this talk about how good the GP100 is. I always thought it was just me.
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Old 12-10-2010, 05:54 PM   #12695
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I don't like reading all this talk about how good the GP100 is. I always thought it was just me.
I'm also afraid I won't be able to hold off on buying one as long as I should
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Old 12-10-2010, 05:57 PM   #12696
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I'm also afraid I won't be able to hold off on buying one as long as I should

I've had mine for 20 years now(damn. That makes me sound old. ) My dad had to buy it for me as I wasn't old enough to buy it, but I needed it for the police academy I was going through.
I shot a perfect score with it and thought I was just that good. Now I find out it was the gun and not me.
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:17 PM   #12697
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I'm also afraid I won't be able to hold off on buying one as long as I should
There's a 4" stainless for sale locally for $475.....


- no, not mine. Just saw it on another web site.
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:20 PM   #12698
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There's a 4" stainless for sale locally for $475.....


- no, not mine. Just saw it on another web site.
I might just hold out for a new one. They have the 6" stainless for $600 at Scheels.
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:13 PM   #12699
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I might just hold out for a new one. They have the 6" stainless for $600 at Scheels.
found another 4" stainless, says new this year, $350.
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:29 PM   #12700
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found another 4" stainless, says new this year, $350.
Ugh you guys... I always get the impression that guns are a little pricier in Johnson County, Iowa. I don't see many used revolvers anywhere, the used case at the big store is full of Glocks. I actually won't mind a Glock 17 or 19 but I could at least daydream about deer hunting with the GP100...
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:48 PM   #12701
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Ugh you guys... I always get the impression that guns are a little pricier in Johnson County, Iowa. I don't see many used revolvers anywhere, the used case at the big store is full of Glocks. I actually won't mind a Glock 17 or 19 but I could at least daydream about deer hunting with the GP100...
Nah, I've just spent some time hitting all the for sale forums/ads lately.My last three handgun purchases were from Florida, Connecticut, and Texas. The first three guns I have ever bought with any kind of paperwork associated with it. I much prefer face to face cash deals, but since I've gotten more picky about what I buy, it's a bit harder to do.
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Old 12-11-2010, 06:00 AM   #12702
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I used to own a Ruger SP101 and the other Ruger revolvers have similar design elements. I took it apart once (to put in a couple of Wolfe springs) and I was very impressed not only with the modularity, but with the very stout design. I think Ruger makes a very good revolver and I haven't heard anybody say anything bad about their quality or longevity.
Ruger builds some of the strongest revolvers out there, but their quality control is hit or miss (no pun intended). Mine shot so badly out of the box that I sent it back to the factory. Several parts were replaced and one had some additional machining done. It now shoots pretty respectably, but not good enough to compete with. You'll find similar comments about Rugers on the IHMSA forum.
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Old 12-11-2010, 11:40 AM   #12703
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Anyone shooting 5.7x28mm?

I dropped in a store today, and was checking out the FN FiveSeven. Looks like a nasty little cartridge. Small. I think the magazine holds 20. An extended holds 30. Obviously you CA guys are out of luck.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FN_Five-seven



I'm sure it's been mentioned in the pistol/rifle of same caliber thread, as they had a nice FN rifle chambered the same, with a 50-round mag. I neglected to ask the price.
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Old 12-11-2010, 11:52 AM   #12704
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Anyone shooting 5.7x28mm?

I dropped in a store today, and was checking out the FN FiveSeven. Looks like a nasty little cartridge. Small. I think the magazine holds 20. An extended holds 30. Obviously you CA guys are out of luck.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FN_Five-seven



I'm sure it's been mentioned in the pistol/rifle of same caliber thread, as they had a nice FN rifle chambered the same, with a 50-round mag. I neglected to ask the price.

I love mine, lots of firepower in your hand. Easy feeding, ammoes don't weigh much, shoots really flat for varminting. It is a bulky handgun, but not heavy. Recoil is practically non-existent. Put it in a tacticool holster and look gnarly.
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Old 12-11-2010, 11:59 AM   #12705
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Anyone shooting 5.7x28mm?

I dropped in a store today, and was checking out the FN FiveSeven. Looks like a nasty little cartridge. Small. I think the magazine holds 20. An extended holds 30. Obviously you CA guys are out of luck.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FN_Five-seven



I'm sure it's been mentioned in the pistol/rifle of same caliber thread, as they had a nice FN rifle chambered the same, with a 50-round mag. I neglected to ask the price.
The FiveSeven was mentioned in this thiead months ago, IIRC. Expensive ammo and it's availability is it's downfall.

You are incorrect to think there are no FiveSeven's in CA though.
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