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Old 05-27-2019, 01:36 PM   #1
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Default Smith & Wesson mod 69 Range Report

Being that my mod 69 is a 2.75" barrel, I kept my practice at 7 yards ie 21 feet. The top target were handloads that I did using 240-gr SWC loaded with 23.5 gr H110, and the bottom target I used the HSM 305-gr Bear Loads.

The 240-gr SWC didn't feel overly hot, but the HSM 305-gr Bear Loads were very noticeable with felt recoil. Would this revolver need magnaporting, for me no, but for the overly sensitive millennial



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Old 05-28-2019, 07:57 AM   #2
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She's a beauty! Bear loads..yikes!
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Good shooting! Thanks for the report.
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Good looking gun and some pretty fine shooting.
My hand hurts just thinking about bear loads.
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Good looking gun and some pretty fine shooting.
My hand hurts just thinking about bear loads.
The HSM 305-gr Bear Loads were not that bad to shoot, my hand wasn't hurting from those rounds. Surprisingly when I shot my Ruger Redhawk with the Underwood 340-gr +P+ loads, now there's whole nother story of recoil there. Glad I tested just 6 of those to know just how it will feel... would I want to shoot those all the time... NO WAY, but can I handle them, yes and accurately.

The best way to practice is with mild loads, it has a much more harmonious outcome
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