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Discussion in 'Knives, Gear, Guns And Other Tools' started by JAD, Nov 19, 2016.

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    Ned Kelly
    I'll take a look at my 357 ammo that I've used on wild hogs with devastating effect.
     
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    I agree. After spending a lot of time messing around with cast bullets in that gun, I've probably given up. Never hit the right combo of hardness, powder, etc. I haven't re-cut the forcing cone to the preferred angle for lead, so it always shot jacketed better and FAR cleaner. And at this point, I can probably afford to buy the fancier bullets to seat into my handloads - better use of my resources.
     
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    125-158gr all do a number on wild hogs up to 600lbs, so I'd assume they'd work fine for self defense against a 600lb sumo wrestler too :p
     
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    Have you checked the cylinder throats and for a frame choke? Those can do un-neighborly things to a lead bullet.
     
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    This was all several years ago now, and IIRC the cylinder throats were ok. Ruger tended to have undersized throats on the .45s anyway, but not so much the .357s. I don't recall checking for a constriction where the barrel screws into the frame. I'd probably be more comfortable doing that these days. And I recall learning that the hard-cast bullets are often TOO hard. Get them in a medium hardness and they stay bumped up, sealing the bore with less ablation and bore-plating from blow-by. But when you're up at rifle pressures, you really do need 'em pretty hard.
     
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    Fit is everything with cast but if the cylinder throats are small, there is a choke point and then the bore is at spec but you’re using commercial cast with crayon lube ...

    I cast my own and after a bit of learning curve I’m satisfied with the results I’m getting. I took four deer this year, three with projectiles that I cast, one with an arrow. That felt pretty satisfying.

    But I’ve killed deer with .44 XTPs too, they are my fallback jhp and seem to work like a charm.
     
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    Bobbed hammer? They come like that?
     
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    Oh....I had a model 65 with bobbed hammer and round butt back in the 90s. Wish I'd never gotten rid of it.
     
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    Me too. Mine had the heavy 3" barrel, and Pachmayrs, and like you, wish I had never gotten rid of it. :(
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    Was just shooting my bobbed HB model-10 this afternoon. :)
     
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    .... brilliant !!! To me the 3inch RB 13/65 (or 10/64) was "peak revolver" as a carry tool.
     
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    Thanks Andy.
    Even though I had a nice Safariland holster for it, it fit in my back pocket very well also. The hard part was finding a Safariland holster for a 3" K frame Smith. Luckily, a friend had a gun store that had one. ;)
     
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    I still have a few holsters for 3inch Ks. Two pancake and an ankle jobby .... :D
     
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    So I'm sure you know how hard they are to come by. Most revolvers back then were 2", 2 & 1/2", 4", 6", etc. Strange to me, because like you, I think a 3" was ideal in certain situations.
     
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    I'm right there with you.
     
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    Out here holsters for 3inch K frames were actually pretty common, many local makers (Hellweg in particular) as well as versions imported from the us (maybe we got them all ;) ) as this combo was issue to a number of large agencies here so there was an aftermarket built around them.
     
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    My first pistols were semi-auto’s. That’s all I ran for years. At that time, I felt revolvers were antiquated. That notion was quickly dismissed the first time I held my soon-to-be 686+. Since then, it’s developed into quite the love affair. And I’ve added a Smith .460 and a .44 Super Redhawk. The .460 is quite impractical for NM, but it sure is fun.
     
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    Alright you can't post like that without adding pictures of said revolvers
     
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    Dang! Called out...haha. The .460 Mag on top, .44 Mag Super Redhawk and .357 Mag 686 + on the bottom. All great shooters. The .460 pukes an impressive fireball and is LOUD.
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