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I just saw a S&W 629 Stealth, and was very impressed with the handling and lockwork smoothness. I have shot nothing but a single action revolver (Ruger SBH) for several years. I would like to try a DA, but I am concerned about the durability of the gun. I shoot the 280gr WFNGC at anywhere from 1100 to 1300 fps. I was wondering if the S&W could take that or not. I would use the gun for hunting and maybe shooting bowling pins. <!--emo&:)--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'><!--endemo-->

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Check these posts bellow. If I have S&W M29 or M629, I would stay with 240 grains bullet up to 1200 fps. It was enough for Elmer Keith for long-range hunting for decades and I don't have doubt that should be enough powerful even today. They are very nice revolvers but respect their limits. If you want "pedal to the metal", use Rugers. Regards.

http://www.beartoothbullets.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard/topic.cgi?forum=5&topic=9
http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=86762
http://www.sixguns.com/range/elmersloads.htm


(Edited by Onty at 12:21 pm on Nov. 10, 2001)
 

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I don't know if you're set on having a .44 or not. If you want the good looks and great handling characteristics of a S&W N frame you might want to consider a .41 mag. They don't batter the frame nearly as bad as a .44.
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