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#182156 - 07/25/17 04:20 PM S&W 329 4" Scandium
SnookNTarpon
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Been looking for a lighter hunting revolver than what i have now (6.5" and 7.5" 629). Looked long and hard at Bisley's in 41 mag with 5.5" barrels but i am too used to the N frames after shooting these for 25 years. The 329, while it has a shorter barrel than i owuld like, could be a possibility. Weighs about half of my 629s...

Anyone shoot these with 240 gr loads @1350ish?

any feedback appreciated.
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#182157 - 07/25/17 07:15 PM Re: S&W 329 4" Scandium [Re: SnookNTarpon]
junebug
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Get a good shooting glove,hang on . They will be ------twitchie. The recoil will be faster and harder.When you give up that much weight the recoil impulses speed up and go up.
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#182158 - 07/25/17 08:53 PM Re: S&W 329 4" Scandium [Re: junebug]
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I've shot a friends. As Junebug says, fast, hard recoil( from the light weight), more difficult to shoot accurately with any load, especially if you try to rush shots. All in all, not a very shooter friendly gun.
My 5" Redhawk may weigh a bit more, but far easier to shoot.

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#182159 - 07/25/17 08:53 PM Re: S&W 329 4" Scandium [Re: junebug]
Zee
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I've shot one with my max 240gr XTP loads and hot 325gr WFN-GC bear loads.

It's exceptionally brisk in recoil. Not a range gun. Not really what I would consider a hunting gun either.

It's a carry gun in my book.

Wasn't really a fan.
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#182163 - 07/25/17 10:12 PM Re: S&W 329 4" Scandium [Re: Zee]
H2OBUG
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I had one for about a week. Purchased it new with the intent of using its as a carry side arm. It worked great as a carry gun but when you shot it it would send small particles of the bullet jacket back into your face via the little SS deflector strip.

So I sent it back to S&W they claimed they recut the forcing cone and replaced and retimed the cylinder.

So I shot it maybe another 12 rounds and after cleaning the copper bits out of my face. I returned the gun to the store I bought it from and they refunded my money.

So in short unless they have improved their product quality on the old 329 I would shoot it prior to purchase.
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#182174 - 07/26/17 10:56 AM Re: S&W 329 4" Scandium [Re: H2OBUG]
SnookNTarpon
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Wow.

worse than i expected. Maybe take another look at teh bisley...
Thanks everyone
SnT

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#182182 - 07/26/17 03:12 PM Re: S&W 329 4" Scandium [Re: SnookNTarpon]
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Have you given any thought to the S&W 69? I don't own one, but I'm looking.

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#182183 - 07/26/17 04:23 PM Re: S&W 329 4" Scandium [Re: N-Frame]
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The 69 or the old 696 in 44 spl would be a great gun. Its interesting to me that the newer 69 is rated for the 44mag and not the 44 spl.
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#182184 - 07/26/17 05:21 PM Re: S&W 329 4" Scandium [Re: H2OBUG]
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Ouch is all I can say....Better you than me....
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