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Hey, it's been a fun two days!
Day One: Got a NIB S&W Heritage 25-10 in .45 Colt. Great looking gun, wonderful grips.
Day Two: A S&W 638. Great pocket pistol.

Hopefully next Saturday I'll get to take 'em out and shoot 'em!

The 25-10 is the first .45 Colt I've owned. Didn't realize how hard it is to find non-Cowboy loads for it. Lordy, it's an N-frame. I want some stuff that will rattle your fillings!
 

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Just stay away from extremely hot loads such as Buffalo Bore. They are too powerful for the N frame. I found that Remington .45 Colt hunting loads are plenty powerful.

I recently owned a K frame Heritage S&W. Does yours have the case colored frame or the blue frame? Either way it sounds like you got yourself two great guns.
 

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It has a blued frame. I guess if I could have had the perfect gun for me, it would have been the case colored frame, and in .44 Special (Model 24?). But hey, I'm gonna really love this one anyway.

Is Grizzly ammo too much for this gun?
 

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Grizzly is a Buffalo Bore competitor so I would think they may not be the best as a steady diet in this gun. I personally would not have a problem occasionally shooting a few "hot" rounds through the gun but I wouldn't make it a common practice. About any hard semi-wadcutter traveling between 1000-1200 fps will take care of the vast majority of hunting situations and provide enough "teeth rattling" to satisfy most people. If you need more shaking, step up to the "man's calibers" starting with the 454 Casull. :lol: These are designed to rattle teeth, hands, and brains.
 

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I'm sure not gonna do something stupid that would ruin this gun, even though I got a deal - it was only $900, not $1000. :shock: I don't reload (or even know anyone who does), so do any of you know anyone who makes a factory loaded cartridge with a SWC or Keith style bullet in .45?
 
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