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Old 07-04-2013, 01:19 PM
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I am looking for a wheelgun to just have fun with. No hunting, carry or home defense, just shooting stuff for fun. I am considering the S&W 629 .44 Magnum. The 8 3/8" barrel as well. That should be fun for 20-30 rounds a session. What y'all say?
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get a ruger red hawk .. just aswell madeless cost ..and shoot 44 special rounds .. easier on your hand
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Taurus Judge. .410 is relatively cheap.
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Originally Posted by Locke N Load View Post
I am looking for a wheelgun to just have fun with. No hunting, carry or home defense, just shooting stuff for fun. I am considering the S&W 629 .44 Magnum. The 8 3/8" barrel as well. That should be fun for 20-30 rounds a session. What y'all say?
I have 2 model 29's, one in nickel and one SS, both 8" barrels

I have not shot everything made, but I gotta say,
nuttin gets attention or feels like a S&W 44 Mag
when fired, the sound, the flash....

Try and find sumtin' to kill, watermelons, water jugs....they ain't no fun
shootin' paper.
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How about a Thompson Contender not a wheel gun but its a hand cannon 223 .30-06
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rugar black hawk in 45 long colt --
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The Ruger is a contender.

I am not going to get something from Brazil. I do not want a sawed-off rifle either.
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The Red Hawk is pretty awesome. My dad has one. It definitely announces itself at the range with everyone else shooting smaller calibers.

I say if it's a hand cannon you want get a sure enough hand cannon... S&W500

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...layErrorView_Y
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the ruger blackhawk is a single action revolver-

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If you want a real hand-cannon, then go with a S&W 500...
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Dan Wesson with interchangeable barrels. in any of the big calibers,44, 45 of, 445...
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I say you are nuts

Go get a hammer and hit your hand. Same feeling and less expensive
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Model 28 sw highway patrolman model 29 6 1/2 barrel dirty harry or 44 colt anaconda. look for these in new to un used condition and they never lose there value go up every year
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I purchased a 629 with the 8 3/8" barrel back in the 1980s (maybe 1983?), when they still shipped with the Goncalo alves grips. It was fun to shoot, accurate as hell, and looked like a show-piece. I still regret selling it.

The only mod I made to it, was sanding down the overly aggressive checkering on the grips, and refinishing them. Otherwise, whenever I fired magnum loads, the grips made it feel like I use trying to hold on to a coarse rasp that someone kept striking with a sledge hammer!

Of course, at the end of every range session, I had to re-tighten the top-strap and cylinder release screws, as they would start backing out after a hundred or so rounds.

My advice: I'd say go for it!
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my money says go for a Chiappa Rhino. Check em out, I'll have one really really soon
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Have to say.model 29 with 8.3/8 barrel. Shoot at night watch the flame. Deadly accurate in the hands of a marksmen. Use to shoot metallic silhouette. Shooting steel rams out to 100 meters is a blast. You see muzzle flash, hear the boom, and then here the target ring. Great fun.
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Nothing wrong with the 629 or the Blackhawk. You might want to check out Ruger's GP100 in .357. Houge grips and adjustable sights. Best part is that you can shoot .38s, which are typically cheaper than .357s.
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Am I correct that the 629 is no longer made with the 8 3/8" barrel? I like the full under rail look.
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Heres 2 on GB

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=350865301

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=351200653
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Originally Posted by Elusive View Post
I say you are nuts

Go get a hammer and hit your hand. Same feeling and less expensive
I was thinking the same thing. Hand cannon does not equal fun in my book. We are getting old I guess.

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