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Old 09-29-2012, 19:40   #41
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I don't know about the 629, but I really like my 29-2. It's got a bit of a kick with Magnum ammo, so frankly, I shoot mostly 44 special ammo in it. With that it's an easy shooter.

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I've gone through this thread carefully from top to bottom, looking at all the entrants.

I award your revolver the blue ribbon

Hey, I've got one of those too.


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Old 09-30-2012, 09:25   #42
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Old 09-30-2012, 13:10   #43
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Man, that's a beauty! Awsome bluing. I'd still shoot it with mid-power 240's every day, twice on July 4TH.
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Old 09-30-2012, 13:12   #44
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Since we're on 29s now...
8 3/8" nickle 29-2:

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Old 09-30-2012, 16:06   #45
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The 629 Classic is such a beautiful gun. Mines a range toy and bear defense. Living in Kansas it only sees the range.

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Is that a 5" barrel?

I stoped by the local indoor range on the way home from work today and they had a used 629 full lug with a 7" or 7.5" barrel. It looked to be in pretty good shape, but it did feel a bit long.
They also had a 629 to rent with a 5" barrel, but the only ammo they had in stock was some hunting rounds at $35 for a box of 20. They said they would be getting in some less expensive ammo by the middle of next week, so I'll probably stop back in and put 50 down range to see how I like it. It felt a little short just holding it.

So I'm thinking a 6" may be the way to go, but we'll see.

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Since it seems that this has evolved into a "Show us your S&W N-frames" thread, here's my 4" 29-3....

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Old 09-30-2012, 16:36   #47
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Very nice

The 29 is a much more classy gun than the 629 could ever hope to be.
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I don't know about the 629, but I really like my 29-2. It's got a bit of a kick with Magnum ammo, so frankly, I shoot mostly 44 special ammo in it. With that it's an easy shooter.

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Old 09-30-2012, 16:51   #49
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Old 09-30-2012, 16:54   #50
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Old 09-30-2012, 22:16   #51
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Is that a 5" barrel?

I stoped by the local indoor range on the way home from work today and they had a used 629 full lug with a 7" or 7.5" barrel. It looked to be in pretty good shape, but it did feel a bit long.
They also had a 629 to rent with a 5" barrel, but the only ammo they had in stock was some hunting rounds at $35 for a box of 20. They said they would be getting in some less expensive ammo by the middle of next week, so I'll probably stop back in and put 50 down range to see how I like it. It felt a little short just holding it.

So I'm thinking a 6" may be the way to go, but we'll see.

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That's what I was getting at with the full lug (classic) and half lug. Only full lug 3" barrels have full ejector rods. Love my 686+. A 4" 629 classic is nice because you get a minute amount of extra weight where it counts. I don't have a 4" HL but if I were to go back when I got my 3", I'd go with the 4". The 5" does'nt feel short at all. It's about perfect and handles & looks much like a 4" L-frame. It's a win-win decision so don't worry, no bad choices.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:04   #52
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The .44 Magnum is a gun with plenty of carisma.

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The long M629 is a Classic Hunter but I find the Ruger SRH to be a really good shooter.

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Old 10-01-2012, 07:14   #53
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:19   #54
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Can anyone tell me if a Warne scope base will fit a new S&W model 29?
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:22   #55
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Can anyone tell me if a Warne scope base will fit a new S&W model 29?
Regarding my 5", it would have to be drilled and tapped by a smith to attach a base or scope. It doesn't come set up that way on the 5".
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:32   #56
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I want one too, every time I walk into my LGS I look at them.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:49   #57
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I'm Christmas shopping for my self, and I would like to get a S&W in .44 magnum, and the 629's have caught my eye.
I've been leaning towards the 629 competitor with a 6" barrel, or the Stealth Hunter with a 7.5" barrel.
I like the 629 V-comp, but not fond of the 4" barrel.

Also the Competitor and the Hunter look to have a weaver mount built into the gun, and this I like for mounting a reflex sight.

Anybody have any experience with any of these model's, and care to share your opinion?
I have the 629 with 8 3/8 inch barrel. with 2x Leupold scope mounted with Weaver rings. I like the longer barrels for the velocity and recoil reduction. With 24.0 grains of H110/296 I am getting around 1350 fps with 240 grain bullets Sierra or Hornady. Longer barrels have less muzzle blast and more velocity. IMO short barrels may be handy but you pay the price with performance reduction. Muzzle brakes are really loud.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:58   #58
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I love mine. It shoots so nice for especially for being such a powerful gun. 629 Classic 5" Unfluted barrel. Here is mine. Since then, i have replaced the grips with a set of Ahrends, but these rubber grips are better for long range sessions.
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Old 10-05-2012, 15:21   #59
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Ok, I went to the range today and rented a 629 with a 5" barrel, and shot Fiocchi 200 grs. JHP.

I LIKE IT!

So after going around in circles trying to figure out wich model to get, I have narrowed it down to two. Either a 629 6" model #163606, or a model 29 in 6.5" blue.

The local guy I go to says he can get me the 629 for $799, or the model 29 for $999.
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