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New SW 629 Classic

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:46 pm
by Gregh181
Got a new Smith and Wesson 629 Classic w 6.5 inch barrel. Gun used by Dirty Harry in the movies. I have some really good hollowpoints to go w it and some Grizzly rounds as well which will pretty much go through anything.

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Re: New SW 629 Classic

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:50 pm
by lakelandman
Very nice.. :ber

Re: New SW 629 Classic

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:20 pm
by jwillgym
Smiths are some nice looking and shooting revolvers. Probably flame me, but I wouldn't shoot very many hot loads through one. Save the hot loads for a Ruger.

Re: New SW 629 Classic

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:27 pm
by Gregh181
Not at all I’ve read similar opinions as well. I wonder why SW can’t make them to handle it?

Re: New SW 629 Classic

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:42 am
by clyde621
I mostly use 44 special in mine. Reserve the mag loads for special occasions.

Re: New SW 629 Classic

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:16 pm
by tector
Sweet looking!

Re: New SW 629 Classic

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:33 pm
by Gregh181
Sadly I have tennis elbow and I haven’t been able to shoot it yet. Hurts like a bitch to pick it up w the elbow

Re: New SW 629 Classic

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:08 pm
by jwillgym
Don't get me wrong, you can certainly shoot lots of 44 mag in it. The problem is with the really hot loads. One of the brands even says to only shoot in Ruger. I think the cylinder in the Ruger is a smige longer than the Smiths and the Super Red Hawk is also heavier and a real tank. Whereas the Smith is a well timed work of art.

Re: New SW 629 Classic

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:55 am
by Gregh181
This thing bring me great pleasure just knowing I can pretty much kill anything w it

Re: New SW 629 Classic

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:30 pm
by neverenoughguns
Wow she looks perty. [smilie=cheers1.gif]

Re: New SW 629 Classic

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:28 pm
by TC6969
Lose (AKA Loose for the illiterates) those grips!

A classic like that, deserves classic grips!

Go walnut or Goncalo Alves like God intended!

Re: New SW 629 Classic

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:13 am
by N4KVE
jwillgym wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:20 pm
Smiths are some nice looking and shooting revolvers. Probably flame me, but I wouldn't shoot very many hot loads through one. Save the hot loads for a Ruger.
Years ago S&W had full page ad showing an old fashioned home made milkshake with the caption "Thick only counts in milkshakes, & hamburgers". People at the time thought because the Ruger was thicker, that it was able to handle hotter loads. S&W continued to say
in the ad that their guns were milled, or forged, while a Ruger was cast, so had to be thicker to make up for the difference. Now I don't know if it is true, or not, but that's what the ad stated. By the way, a good friend in the day cracked the frame in his 44 Redhawk. And when I work at the shows for SS, I am in the Ruger section, & those 44 Mag Alaskans do look awesome, but I always think about that milkshake ad. GARY.

Re: New SW 629 Classic

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:04 am
by g.willikers
Back in my formative days, magnum handguns ruled.
So naturally, that's what all my pals and I shot.
Although most of mine were cowboy sixguns, (too many tv westerns), one was a dirty harry.
Naturally we all souped them up to the hilt for our 100 yard get-together matches.
Never had a single failure of any kind with that Smith.
Including a few impressive reloading errors.
YeeHaw.
Formative years, remember.
Neither did anyone else as I recall.
So, don't sweat the rumors.

Rugers, on the other hand, regularly spit out their cylinder center pins.
As memory serves, Rugers did have cast frames.
That was what Ruger was famous for, making cast stuff.
Not only for themselves but for lots of other companies, too.
https://ruger.com/casting/index.html?r=y

Re: New SW 629 Classic

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:16 am
by 45caldan
jwillgym wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:08 pm
Don't get me wrong, you can certainly shoot lots of 44 mag in it. The problem is with the really hot loads. One of the brands even says to only shoot in Ruger. I think the cylinder in the Ruger is a smige longer than the Smiths and the Super Red Hawk is also heavier and a real tank. Whereas the Smith is a well timed work of art.
A longer cylinder wouldn't do anything for strength,

A Ruger cylinder has thicker walls and the bolt cut is between chambers rather than over them (on a a Smith this is the thinnest area).

However over the years Smith has addressed durability in these revolvers where it NEEDED it.
They strengthened the crane for one and also the hand I believe.

You can shoot as many "standard" magnums as you wish (or your wrist van handle) out of this Smith!
Also since its blued it should be a M29 as 629s are SS....

Re: New SW 629 Classic

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:55 pm
by Rentprop1
TC6969 wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:28 pm
Lose (AKA Loose for the illiterates) those grips!

A classic like that, deserves classic grips!

Go walnut or Goncalo Alves like God intended!
naa, original grips are a dime a dozen, are those VZ grips Greg ??

Re: New SW 629 Classic

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:53 pm
by jwillgym
I stated save the HOT loads for Ruger. Go to the Buffalo Bore website and read their warning on the heavy and hot 44mag loads. It states that they are NOT to be used with SW. I'm sure they wouldn't want to lose sales for no reason. Furthermore, when I said the Ruger cylinder was a smige longer it was a reference for shooting heavy bullets because they are longer.

Re: New SW 629 Classic

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:58 pm
by Gregh181
Rentprop1 wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:55 pm
TC6969 wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:28 pm
Lose (AKA Loose for the illiterates) those grips!

A classic like that, deserves classic grips!

Go walnut or Goncalo Alves like God intended!
naa, original grips are a dime a dozen, are those VZ grips Greg ??
They are VZ yes. And holy s';t do they hurt like a m;;;;r f;;;;r when you shoot this gun. Do not recommend

Re: New SW 629 Classic

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:06 pm
by photohause
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Big frame DW like the Rugars are..