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Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by barth, Jul 5, 2012.
Cocobolo is a nice wood for gun stock. Hard yet light.
I don't think this is Cocobolo but, it is a Mountain Gun ! Enjoy yours and I will enjoy mine. They do have quite a flash/bang to them at the range !
I have used Cocobolo in various projects. I like it, very nice wood.
My preference is Wenge. I like its chocolate brown with varying grain lines. It looks best with a wax finish, no coatings.
I gots to get me one of them. Love that Mountain gun. How is it to shoot with a full power load (240g)?
Looks like Pau Ferro wood, maybe?
If you shoot full-power .44mag loads out of it, Pachmayr grips are your friend! For pics, the combat grips look nice but are brutal when you shoot them. I have actually found the 180gr. Remingtons harder on me than the 240gr. but, maybe it is just me.
Really nice looking revolvers and hard to find around here. I looked for a regular -4 with a 4' bbl. for a couple of years and just kinda gave up finding one when I was able to buy back one I foolishly traded earlier and jumped on it. A regular Model 629-4 with a 4' bbl. is just 2oz. heavier if you can find one. I have a few .44mag revolvers now and the Mountain Gun is very nice to look at but, it is tough on this old fella with full-power loads!
Either way, it's a .44mag and tons of fun at the range!
Lookin' good, bUddy!
I've got a similar setup.
Pachmayr is the way to go, especially if you shoot full power, and/or heavy bullet loads. There is no question that the wood grips are much better looking, but what is your purpose?......to look at it, or to shoot it?
I have a very stout 300g hard cast bullet load for mine. It's a handfull, but very comforting to know you have all that stopping energy........if, and when you really do need it!
If it's just a range toy, you can load up some pretty easy loads for it, and have a lot of fun shooting it. Standard 240g factory loads are manageable, but really pleasurable shooting is with the 200g cast bullets........
Very nice looking rig, hogship. I have shot only factory loads in mine and another friend's Mountain Gun. That said, I have shot 300gr. Corbon hardcast hunting loads in one and immediately shot 180gr. remington jacketed HP's and I swear, both of us shooting the gun thought the 180gr. Remingtons were more brutal to shoot. They just had a snappier recoil to them.
Anyway, those Cocobolo grips in the OP's post are great looking but, I'll take the Pachmayr's for shooting every time! Ha !
Thanks......You know, I had a 4" model 57 Smith in 41mag that was the same as what you're findings are. The lighter bullets in factory loads were more of a shock feeling, and harder on the hand......it's funny how one perceives the recoil sometimes. On the other hand, this M57 was mine back in the 1980's when most all the reloading manuals were recommending more powerful loads than the current books are.......
You're right about the good looks of the wood grips. There are times when I feel I'm missing out......but, then again, what is the main purpose anyway?......!