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Discussion in 'Smith & Wesson Club' started by vGnzlz, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. vGnzlz

    vGnzlz 9s and 40s

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    I recently inhereted my dad's SW .357 magnum revolver model 66-3. It is a great looking gun. Up to this I have only owned glocks in 9 and 40 cal. I cant wait to shoot this gun and I am thinking about making it my home defense gun. Can someone please school me on this gun? Does anyone else own this model? Can it shoot .357 or .38s? Any information will be appreciated?

    thanks in advance
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  2. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    It is a K frame S&W revolver made from the mid eighties to early 90's.
    Can handle both .357mag and .38sp, best to stick with 140gr and heavier with the mags as the forcing cone doesn't handle the lightweight high vel 125gr loads as well.
    Great revolver, enjoy.
     

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    G33 Frisky! Millennium Member CLM

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    Excellent revo.
    Listen to B.
    Enjoy.
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    G33 Frisky! Millennium Member CLM

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    The other B.
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  6. kilroy2721

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    Very dependable. I just sold my last S&W 66, it was one of the first models (no dash). Needed to fund one of my other gun projects. I also advise to stick with the heavier bullets. I reloaded mine with 158gr.

    Just enjoy it, someday you will be able to hand that down to your kids...it will last that long.
     
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    Great guns IMO. Like others have said stay away from the light weight bullets. Enjoy!
     
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    jtull7 Pistolero CLM

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    The SW&W Model 66 is one of the finest revolvers ever produced. It is a classic. I own several and have owned many more.
     
  9. vGnzlz

    vGnzlz 9s and 40s

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    thanks to all that replied! ill make sure I stick with heavy grain bullets.....


    but I have to ask....."what is the forcing cone?"

    excuse me if it is a retarded question but like I said....... I am a newbie with revolvers....... glock semis are my game......:supergrin:
     
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    The forcing cone is the rear part of the barrel where the bullet funnels its way from the cylinder into the barrel. It is the portion you can see between the frame and the cylinder.
     
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    S&W 66's are excellent revolvers, nicely balanced. Enjoy it !
     
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