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I receintly purchased a Smith & Wesson PC 629-6 Hunter PLUS. I have never shot the "HUNTER" version of the 629, so I had no idea what I was MISSING! In comparison to my Ruger Bisley 44 Mag, the S&W is by far the superior gun. I generally shoot 18 to 24 rounds of "HOT" magnums and call it a day. With the 629-6 Hunter, yesterday I shot 100 rounds of 305 grain FMJ, with 23.4 grains of H110! I'm talking HOT LOADS here! The S&W didn't wear me out like the Bisley does. My Smith & Wesson PC 629-6 Hunter Plus is a work of art that shoots like a champ...



I did change to Hogue Monogrips and added a red dot scope to it.
 

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Awesome! Nice piece you have there. I own a S&W 629 Classic 8 3/8" with a set of Hogue Kingswood Smooth Fingergrooved Big Butt Grips and did a trigger job on it and I love it. Afterwards I added a Silver Leupold scope for Metallic Silhouette Shooting and it's awesome. Good luck with that baby.
 

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Re: re: S&W 629-6 Hunter Plus

GothicZombieSlayer said:
Awesome! Nice piece you have there. I own a S&W 629 Classic 8 3/8" with a set of Hogue Kingswood Smooth Fingergrooved Big Butt Grips and did a trigger job on it and I love it. Afterwards I added a Silver Leupold scope for Metallic Silhouette Shooting and it's awesome. Good luck with that baby.
My 629 Hunter got a face lift not too long ago...

 

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Obviously the "Hunter" is designed different from the standard 629. I was wondering if the Hunter is designed to handle the Hot loads that in the reloading manuals are refered to as TC and Ruger only?
It would be great if it would.
Those are great looking revolvers!!

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Re: re: S&W 629-6 Hunter Plus

Rev. said:
Obviously the "Hunter" is designed different from the standard 629. I was wondering if the Hunter is designed to handle the Hot loads that in the reloading manuals are refered to as TC and Ruger only?
It would be great if it would.
Those are great looking revolvers!!

Rev.
Yes sir, It'll handle em' all... I re-load, and I make up some pretty potent rounds. Typically, 320 grain hard-cast SWC pushed with 24.5 grains of H110. The 629 Hunter handles them with the best...
 

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S&W beefed up the internals on the 29/629 to withstand heavier bullet loads, which was what caused some wear problems with earlier guns.
The models ending with -5 or higher are the "improved" models.
ALL earlier models are great, sturdy revolvers, but are not meant for prolonged use with heavy weight bullets at very high velocity.

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