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  1. There’s no requirement. 500 rounds would have probably showed any warranty issues.
  2. So something has changed. Anecdote: once upon a time I got a box of Zero bullets that started tumbling "for no apparent reason." I measured them and found undersized bullets in the box. Are you looking for answers different than the ones you've received so far?
  3. Check bullet diameters. Check about 100.
  4. Straight time Plus. http://icore.org/IcoreScoring.html
  5. It would be permitted, but you would be happier if you traded it for something else. Right now the 929 is probably the most widely applicable and ammunition is cheap. The 329PD is short (sight radius) and light (heavy recoil) and reloads would be a score killer.
  6. Look at the primer bar. The anvil and spring loaded cup are held in the bar with an allen screw. Take it apart and put your shim in the hole the anvil seats into. Too thick and the cup (and primer) will hang on the underside of the shell plate. 8lbs is more than enough to light the primers. There are a few things that could cause occasional misfires. I would focus on maintaining minimal end shake and getting the hammers perfectly centered in the frames so they cannot walk back and forth and rub the frame as they fall on the firing pin. The only way I found to do that was either narrowing the hammers or widening the frames and using hammer shims to ensure centering and the minimum amount of drag. If you can see drag marks on the sides of your hammers that could cause occasional misfires. I also either lightened my factory hammers or used the Apex hammer to reduce mass. Until end shake, hammer weight and hammer drag is perfect the guns won't be reliable, even with primers .004" below flush.
  7. You may have another problem causing misfires, but I put a shim under the anvil in the primer bar to seat primers more deeply.
  8. I made the decision during a trip to Nationals years ago. I traveled there with my wife and daughter and had literally thousands of dollars committed to the trip counting match fees, lodging, ammo, etc. It was all riding on one little lonely 625-8 holding together for the duration. From that perspective, $650.00 plus mods was relatively inexpensive trip insurance.
  9. This is a farce. If it was mine I’d tell them to leave it alone, box it up and ship it back. Then I’d shoot the hell out of it.
  10. I'm with alecmc. I run my guns like the tools that they are and they show it. I have never been happy with S&W service, and it ain't no bargain. If that little cosmetic spot is all the trouble, make yourself happy, but I wouldn't worry about it.
  11. Sorry you’re having this experience. Sorry, not surprised. I think S&W makes an excellent gun “kit” that can be built into a good gun. Just accept that it's yours (when you eventually get it back) and only take it to good gunplumbers or work on it yourself. You wouldn’t take your Chevy Street rod to the dealership for service, so don’t expect S&W to have a clue regarding your hot rod revolver. ?
  12. My experience is that if you send it to them they will replace parts at their discretion. I guess I was lucky they sent my parts back so I could put them back in, but they butchered my cylinder stop (I sent it in for throwing by or "Skip Chambers") and fouled up the barrel gap/end shake so badly the gun wouldn't run. Of course YMMV.
  13. I got the same kind of response when talking to Service. I just called Parts and ordered what I wanted.
  14. When they stop getting losers to send them money...
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