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Magnum loads in the 629

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I have been pondering on whether or not to scope my 629 (6" ported barrel) for deer hunting next season.  I was hoping to used a pretty hot load with a 300 gr. WFN and H110 as I thought I might used this gun for larger game in the future.  
I have been reading through several of the other posts about the durability of the 629 with magnum loads, though, and was wondering if a 300 gr. pill would be too much for my gun.  I also read in several of the posts that a "regular dose" of magnum loads was hard on the 629;I, on the other hand, would probably only be shooting a couple hundred rounds at most through the gun in a year.  With a limited number of rounds through the gun, would if be able to stand up to the 300 gr. bullets, or should I drop back to a 280 gr. or even a 240 gr. bullet?

Any help on the issue would be greatly appreciated.
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The easiest way to determine if your revolver has the endurance updates is to compair the cylinder locking notches to a known pre- enhancement model.  The once on the e-package are longer.

ON the early models, I've pretty well standardized on 240 grain bullets over 10 unique.  this will do high-1000's to mid 1100s depending on the gun and speer 224 swjhps and cast keiths will expand on grocery store meat at 50 yards.
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