All revolvers, all the time.....

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by HardCase, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. WECSOG

    WECSOG Long timer

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    I'm glad I got this one, Jake. I remember when you could find them all day long for $125 or less; now it's rare to even find one.

    4-5 years ago I found one just about like it for $175 at a Cabela's in western Colorado. At the time Cabela's didn't have a store in my state, so I passed it up as too difficult to transfer. That night I realized what a stupid move that was, so I went back the next day to get it. Too late.:(
  2. wheelspin63

    wheelspin63 Adventurer

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    My wife's pocket rocket (642-2):

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  3. wheelspin63

    wheelspin63 Adventurer

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    A little L-Frame action to balance out all the K-frame love (686-6, factory MagnaPort):

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    686-3 6":

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  4. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    That four inch Model 18 .22 is a .22 caliber Combat Masterpiece, not a K-22. Its .38 special counterpart is the Model 15.
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  5. tominboise

    tominboise Long timer

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    Yes, and they shoot fabulously.....I had one, it shot great, i sold it like a moron. Bought another, it shoots great, it's staying in the family.....
  6. FAW3

    FAW3 Old wanderer

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    Yep!!! I would be hard pressed to find a better example of a "pair" of revolvers to own than having two similar sized pieces and having one in .357/.38 and the other in .22LR. Having both share grips, leather and handling characteristics is a win/win in my book. Both S&W and Rugers can supply this type of "pairing", and if maintained in good form & condition, these fine revolvers can be generational firearms for a family.
  7. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    I have a pre-model 18. When I got it, it would push off the single action hammer notch, so I replaced the trigger and hammer with target width items. My other 22 is a K-22 Outdoorsman made in 1931.
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  8. WECSOG

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    Yeah, I realized that after I saw the real K-22. Kinda like the difference between a M15 and a M14, K-38.
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    This little SOB packs a punch! Plus I just think the copper cylinder is sexy. I got mine for only $339, in 38 sp. and I've only put 50 rounds through it so far, but I did get my 7 yard groups down to about 6 inches. As light as this is, I think it will be the perfect hiking carry, plenty of power, but compact and soooo light.. I'm loving it so far It's a Lipsey distributor special Ruger LCRx with copper cylinder in 38 special with a 1.87 inch snub nose. I love having the exposed hammer because while the double action works great, the single action is like butter compared. I also found a little Bulldog Fusion holster for it on closeout for only $4.99. DEAL..

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  11. Chillis

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    It is official; I have a problem. I love the big bore revolvers.

    Posted about it before with the .45 LC, .454 Cassul, and .460 ammo. Only getting a thrill from the highest power.

    I got an SW 500 Magnum in 4". Same quality as the .460 but a little larger bullet.

    Sold my Keltec Sub2000 to fund the big Smith. Never did enjoy the Keltec but appreciated the concept.

    Got it too late to shoot today but ammo is cheaper for me. Can get factory reloads for $1.05 each.

    Today we took some produce out and maid it rain Casaba. So awesome.

    Need to stop parting with the money for the guns. Truly an addiction.

    Pictures and video later.
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  12. whiskeygut

    whiskeygut Down & Dirty

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    Sweeeeeeeeeeet!
  13. Chillis

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    Got the 500 out. Bought some factory reloaded ammo at $1.05 per round. 300gr JHP.

    Hits like a pussy cat compared to the 460.

    I imagine the reloaded ammo is not super hot stuff anyway.

    Easy to carry as a woods weapon with the easy shooting.

    I don't feel compelled to get a Ruger Alaskan any more.
  14. Chillis

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  15. CodeMonkee

    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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    It's all in the loads. Without knowing the velocity it is hard to tell what the recoil would be like. A 300 grain projectile at 1000 fps is naturally going to be less recoil than it will be at 2000 fps.

    Personally, I prefer the .460 because I can also shoot the .45 LC and .454 in it, and the sectional density for the same weight bullet is greater than the .500, resulting in better penetration (all else being equal, which it isn't because the .500 has more velocity and can handle bullets with more mass).

    I do not feel undergunned with the .460

    http://www.chuckhawks.com/compared_460_500.htm
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  17. Chillis

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    The bullets I have in 500 Mag are 1200 fps and 959 ft-lbs.

    Compared to the Hornady rounds in 460 which are 2200 fps and 2000 ft-lbs.

    I will seek out a hotter round to play around with in 500.
  18. CodeMonkee

    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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    Those Hornady loads are just 200 grain and are fairly tame (for the handgun weight and comp) in my experience/opinion. I am looking for a good prices on hotter/heavier loads that will better exploit the capability of the revolver. But I am also looking for some .45LC jacketed loads which should be very tame in that gun.
  19. HardCase

    HardCase winter is coming

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    I am not sure they are even made anymore, but when I got my 8 3/8" 500 in 2003, the hottest load available was the Cor-Bon 440 grain lead (very very hard cast) SWC. I don't remember what it was called, but they cost about $3 per round back then. If those are still available, get a box and try them out, then get back to me.

    But seriously, if you are going to shoot these beasts on any sort of regular basis, handloading is the only way to go......unless you are fabulously wealthy.
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  20. Chillis

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    Already resigned to the fact that I need to reload. Too much fun to shoot these guns and too much money to shoot.