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  1. Anybody else here old enough to remember “Western Day” at school, when boys came to school dressed for a CAS match? Oh the fits they would have today!
  2. I handled one and the trigger felt like a ton of bricks. I have an MC 10mm that’s got a pretty good trigger, especially since shimming things up. Smoothness and weight wise, it’s about as good as a duty-tuned S&W, but it’s sooo long.
  3. The second number is the SN and the AUS prefix dates it probably about ‘84-‘86.
  4. For your purposes I’d go with the current 66-8 for a couple of reasons: Easily replaceable front sight. Older guns have an integral front sight and that 1/8” ramp just about completely fills the notch. Later versions are pinned and can be replaced. 66-3 (integral) 66-6 pinned. Replaced with Protocall Design 1/10” fiber optic post. Far easier to pick up quickly, especially shooting an indoor IDPA match. The second reason is your desire to shoot magnums. The older K-frames had a cut at the bottom of the forcing cone and was notorious for splitting with prolonged use of magnum ammo. Look at the flat spot at the bottom of the forcing cone from this 66-3: Here’s a 66-7, where the 2-piece barrel was introduced (at least on the M-66). There’s no flat at the bottom. I haven’t examined a 66-8 yet, but I think the forcing cone might be even thicker. Yes, I know, both of these guns need to be cleaned. I love M-66s and think they’re a better choice for IDPA than the 686.
  5. The throats on my new 625 PC are a very tight .451. A slug run through the bore won’t make it through the throats. Not a good setup for shooting cast. The cylinder is off getting its throats honed to .4525.
  6. I’d rather see a 6-shot 10mm L-frame. On an N-frame, might as well go .41/.44/.45.
  7. Instead, how about you show the LNL how to feed Winchester SPP, because that’s where the problem lies.
  8. Update: my primer feed woes have been isolated to Winchester SPPs. CCI 500, Federal SPSs, and CCI 400s all feed without a hiccup. Hornady says they’re unaware of any issues with Winchester primers but are sending a new slide & tube. Hope this fixes it, or there may be several thousand WSPPs appearing in the classifieds soon.
  9. Time & money are my barriers. Right now the nearest ICORE matches are 3 hours away. I can’t justify spending $1500 plus on a 929 & all the trimmings when the only thing I could use it for is USPSA once a month.
  10. I can’t see the clunky-assed Redhawk ever posing a threat to S&W for action shooting. There’s just not much that can be done with a Redhawk DA trigger to improve it.
  11. That thing looks like you could toss the clip in the air and stick it without looking.
  12. Why is that? The Brownells kit I rented with the piloted cutters is pretty much idiot proof. The only thing you could do wrong is remove too little or too much metal.
  13. Is it OK to go deeper than the plug gauge?
  14. After reading this post, I rented a .357 chamfering kit with 11-degree forcing cone cutter. It’s been a real eye-opener. The pictures are from a 66-6 I shoot in IDPA. It’s accurate enough for IDPA but not much more. Note how much more steel was cut from about 9:00 to 1:00 vs the opposite side of the barrel. It can’t be good for a bullet to go rattling through that thing on it’s way to the rifling. After looking at these pictures, I’m wondering if I need to go back cut a little more. A 45-degree chamfer and pilots are due from Brownells this week, so we’ll see if the crown is similarly off-center.
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