Kicks like an angry mule!

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  1. hogship

    hogship A republic, if you can keep it! Silver Member

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    Some of you know I "upgraded" my woods carry gun with a 4" 629-2 in 44mag.

    This has a very light barrel.....shaped like a Highway Patrolman, and very thin....a little more weight here would go a long way to help with the massive recoil, but it is what it is!

    I worked up a "bear load" using 300 grain hard cast bullets for it. Wow! Does this thing ever kick.....but, if you're like me, it'll put an evil grin on your face, grit your teeth, and come back for more! (Must be a bad gene in my DNA somewhere! Ha!)

    After working up the load, two range trips ago, I loaded up 75rds for the range. After the first couple of cylinders full, I can remember thinking I'll never get through all 75rds......but, to my surprise, I ended up wishing for more punishment when they were gone!

    The Pachmayr "decellerator" grips helped......but, I might wear some of my weight lifting gloves on the next range trip. :supergrin:

    hog

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  2. bac1023

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    I love shooting S&W 44mags. :hearts:
     

  3. THE PUNISHER

    THE PUNISHER

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    Are we brothers or something...I`m a recoil junky also!!!! I love pulling the trigger on 480 ruger when I get the itch...
     
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  4. MinervaDoe

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    When I first got my Ruger Redhawk, I called up one of my buddies who had been doing silhouette shooting with a .44 mag for years. I asked him to recommend a load. The one he gave me had a huge amount of powder in each round. I went through a pound in no time. The flame that shot out of the barrel was over a foot and half long.
    The Hogue grips on the gun had no coverage on the back strap. I got rid of them after one trip to the range and got a pair of Pachmayr's.:devildance: Last week, I found the last box of my friends flame thrower loads. It might be time to go to the range and get rid of some old ammo. :devildance:
     
  5. GlockGuru182

    GlockGuru182 Roachin'

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    Im with you guys! I love shooting 350gr loads from my T/C contender in .45-70
     
  6. SouthpawShootr

    SouthpawShootr NRA Life Member

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    That looks like one of the original Mountain Revolvers. I had one. Stupid to let it get away. Full-power loads were not comfortable, fun, or whatever. I wish I had that gun back. It did very well with .44 specials.
     
  7. hogship

    hogship A republic, if you can keep it! Silver Member

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    With a moniker like that, I have no doubts at all! I'd guess there are quite a few here on the forum who are similarly afflicted! :rofl:

    ......Including bac! :supergrin:

    hog
     
  8. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Very nice... I've only worked up a 300 grain load for my .45 Colt.

    I got this one a few months back, and to be honest, the load I like for it is loaded down quite a bit - 200 grain XTP with Unique that clocks right at 1,250fps (basically like a really hot 10mm round).

    The loads in the photo are my 240 grain gold dots with 2400 / full power. They get your attention a bit more. :embarassed:

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  9. BWT

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    Excellent revolver! I get my kicks out of my Ruger Alaskan in 454, but I think the Alaskan weighs a little more than your 629. No pain no gain.
     
  10. emt1581

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    Hog... I've always wanted one of those mountain guns. But when the time came to buy one I went with a .460 S&W instead. I'd still love to get a mountain gun though.

    Steve....that's a beaut! Love the clyinder!

    -Emt1581
     
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    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    As always, I love that one. :thumbsup:
     
  13. garander

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    hog you may want to try steve's load with the 200 grain xtp and unique. at least some of the time to keep from loosening your fine smith
     
  14. hogship

    hogship A republic, if you can keep it! Silver Member

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    Yeah, me too! That's a real good looking revolver that ZS has!

    Good advice, and that's what I'll probably do.....just give it a little time! It's still a fairly new acquisition, and first things first.......the "bear load" was in the purpose of acquiring this 629, from the git-go!

    hog
     
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    I thought I would carry my 4" 44 Mag so I got some of those thin wooden boot style grips that just covered the sides of the round butt frame. I don't mind recoil (So my pea brain told me) so I loader her up with 240 Gr. factory loads and shot a cylinder full to see what it felt like.......:wow:

    The overall recoil was not too bad, except for this little piece of skin between my thumb and index finger.... About as big as a postage stamp.... You know right where the top of the backstrap meets your hand....

    It DIED!
     
  16. hogship

    hogship A republic, if you can keep it! Silver Member

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    Well, you're making me feel inadequate, EMT! :rofl:

    Might as well show us what you got!

    later,

    hog
     
  17. emt1581

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    I would but it might poke an eye out.

    -Emt1581
     
  18. bac1023

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    I love a good S&W 44. :supergrin:


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  19. vafish

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    I love shooting heavy recoiling handguns. .44 mags and even the .500 S+W.

    But I don't care for heavily recoiling long guns.
     
  20. emt1581

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    Hey Bac...what guns do you own that AREN'T in pristine condition??

    Do you have any guns with blueing worn or some rust or something? All the guns you've shown us are too purdy.

    -Emt1581