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My New 10mm Load Development Tools

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by whenmonkeysfly, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. whenmonkeysfly

    whenmonkeysfly CLM

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    Hey 10 Ring!

    I got the pair of these a couple of weeks ago and just had to share a picture on Glock Talk 10 Ring, because I know how we all love the 10mm! These are Smith & Wesson 610's (6 1/2" Barrel N Frame Revolvers). I added the Silverblack Wood S&W Grips:

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    I'm looking forward to doing some 10mm load development and hunting with these boys!

    Now I need holsters. Any ideas? Maybe a dual chest rig? :wow:
     
  2. Taterhead

    Taterhead Counting Beans

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    Awesome. The grips are a very nice touch. Gotta get me one (or two apparently) some day.

    Have fun. Look forward to range reports.
     

  3. agtman

    agtman 10mm Spartiate

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    Congrats ... :perfect10:

    ... But just remember, these 10mm wheelies love the "heavy & fast" loads ... :cool:

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    Enjoy ... :cool:
     
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    _The_Shadow Ret. Fireman

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    Very nice pair! No damn Locks!
     
  5. whenmonkeysfly

    whenmonkeysfly CLM

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    I plan on feeding them a steady diet of Montana Gold 180 Grain JHP's for target and Hornady 180 Grain XTP's for critters and deer. Hoping to drive them @ = or > 1400fps.

    I'm assuming the 610 will handle stout loads easily. Does anyone here have any load data using a 610?
     
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    Nice Agtman! I love the wood grips! One of my 610's came with Hogue Grips and one with the nice SW rosewood grips (?) like yours. I bought the matching Silverblack wood grips thinking they would be a nice touch to the stainless finish.
     
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    Golly, two big revolvers.
    Now, who does that remind me of?
    Seriously, awesome find. Congratulations.
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  9. agtman

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    Thanks. Yep, love those grips on your pair of 610s.

    Mine's a 1st Gen 6.5" 610 (no dash) and by the serial # it was made early in the first production run, according to S&W's records.

    Grips are the originals, RB-style, though it's a N-frame. Not sure on the exact name of the color,though. It also has the fluted cylinder of the 1st Gen 610s. Shoots much better than I do.

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    :cool:
     
  10. nickE10mm

    nickE10mm F.S.F.O.S.

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    NICE!! Sweet snag, buddy!!
     
  11. Mwinter

    Mwinter I'm MilkMan Dan

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    If memory serves, Hornady loaded some of their 200gr XTP with the 610 in mind. The stuff I bought back in the mid/late 90s clocked at least 150fps faster than the stuff I bought 'round 2005.

    My 610 (4") absolutely loved the 200gr Black Talon/SXT...that was the most accurate load I ever tried in it. She's in 10mm heaven now though, along with all my Deltas...sniff sniff.

    Great looking blasters. If you get a chance, try the SW Miculek grips on one of 'em.
     
  12. whenmonkeysfly

    whenmonkeysfly CLM

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    Both of mine are "no dash" 610's. One is supposedly a first generation (according to seller) and I'm not sure about the other one. Neither have the stupid locks (YES!). I'll have to look-up serial #'s to see when they were made.
     
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    CONGRADULATIONS VERY SWEET. Looks like a lot of fun.
     
  14. whenmonkeysfly

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    Serial #'s on my 610's are: BFA 574* and BFA 767*. Is there a website I can go to in order to find out when they were made or should I call Smith and Wesson?
     
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    To get the exact date, it's best to call S&W. I've done that with all my Smith 10mms.

    In the case of my 1076 I also requested an official letter from S&W's Historian, Roy Jenks, certifying it DOB and where it was shipped after production, since it had a pre-fix that was allegedly "within" the serial # range of FBI 1076s.

    :cool:
     
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    Very nice

    Congrats! :cool:
     
  17. whenmonkeysfly

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    Got an email today from Smith & Wesson stating they were both made in 1990. :cool: So it sounds like they fall in the first run batch of 4,560 made between 1989-1992.
     
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    Those are sweet!!!!
     
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    21Carrier Until I Gota 29

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    Any of you 610 owners have your revolvers converted to 10mm Magnum? I just read a few old posts from some guys that had done it. I know it seems like a .41 Magnum, but you can also shoot the 10mm and .40S&W out of the same gun. That would be cool as hell. From what I read, in a 610 reamed to accept 10mm Magnum, accuracy is great with both of the 10mms, and decent with the .40S&W (he said 8" low at 50yds, with 4" groupings).
     
  20. agtman

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    I think I read about the same guy, but it was over on 10mmTalk.

    This was back when I was researching info on 610-conversions to 10mm Magnum and trying to decide whether I wanted Hamilton Bowen to ream out the cylinders on mine.

    Decided against it, though.

    :cool: