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Old September 2nd, 2016, 05:28 PM   #16
 
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I don't take receipt of new revolvers before I do a once over with feelers and a range rod. By standard, they must pass a "Service" range rod, but it's nice when they do pass a Match range rod. I take both to the shop with me. If it doesn't pass Service, it goes back to Ruger for repair (they replace them, in my experience). If it passes Service but not Match, I'll still bring it home - passing Match doesn't always make them significantly more accurate, just lets you brag online that it passed Match alignment. Some of my most accurate Rugers pass Service but not Match.

I have multiple different range rod sets, end up using a slightly-modified version of the Brownell's set more often than not. I've only ever had to reject 2 Ruger's for not passing Service (both had pretty significant cylinder fit issues), and a good handful of them pass Match, even with the modification I've made to it.

I'll assume the new naughty behavior involves a cartridge which starts with "4". Better move than trying to beg the 357mag to do something it can't.



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Old September 3rd, 2016, 01:27 PM   #17
 
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I don't take receipt of new revolvers before I do a once over with feelers and a range rod. By standard, they must pass a "Service" range rod, but it's nice when they do pass a Match range rod. I take both to the shop with me. If it doesn't pass Service, it goes back to Ruger for repair (they replace them, in my experience). If it passes Service but not Match, I'll still bring it home - passing Match doesn't always make them significantly more accurate, just lets you brag online that it passed Match alignment. Some of my most accurate Rugers pass Service but not Match.

I have multiple different range rod sets, end up using a slightly-modified version of the Brownell's set more often than not. I've only ever had to reject 2 Ruger's for not passing Service (both had pretty significant cylinder fit issues), and a good handful of them pass Match, even with the modification I've made to it.

I'll assume the new naughty behavior involves a cartridge which starts with "4". Better move than trying to beg the 357mag to do something it can't.
What's the slight modification of the Brownell set? I'm going to pick up a set for 357.

and I'm not saying it starts with a 4 but it starts with a number bigger than 3 and smaller than 5 and rhymes with......shmorny shmore....
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Old November 10th, 2016, 04:50 PM   #18
 
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I have a pre model S&W 27 from the early 50s, carried S&W models 28, 19 and 686 before I retired 28 years ago. Killed deer with all of them mostly with 125 gr HPs and 158 gr. semi wad cutter lead bullets. Now these were mostly injured deer and close range. With my old pre model 27 5" barrel have killed deer out to may be 60 yds. use 180 gr. cast lead bullets and a healthy charge of H110. These have been standing or slowly walking deer. Placed the bullet just behind the front shoulders and none went over 80-90 yds. at the most. Have semi retired the Smith and now using a 50th Anniversary Blackhawk 357, still pushing the 180 cast bullet. Barrel is 4 5/8ths. My duty Smiths all had 4" barrels.
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