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Hello again all:

I have a Smith and Wesson model 625-4, model of 1989, it is an N frame revolver, 5", chambered in .45acp. It uses those funny 1/2 & full moon clips to load the ammo. The boys at Smith built it with adjustable rears and a partridge front. It is drilled and tapped from the factory. Having owned this gun for several years now, I can say it is inherently accurate with any ammo it digests.
Maybe I have too much free time, but I've got it in my head that I want to scope the gun. I've just traded an old Ruger stock for a Simmons 2.5-7x pistol scope, and an old shotgun I never used for the Smith Mountain gun in .45acp. (yea, I need another revolver like a......)
My question to the board is which base to use on the gun. C'mon revolver hunters, I know you're out there...What are you using and where did you get it? What's the going cost also?
I do not believe .45acp to be powerful enough to dispatch whitetail,unless inside very close range, but thought it would be good for gophers, snowshoes and an occasional coyote!

Please give me your thoughts!
Thanks,
Chris~
 

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I cannot make a mount recomendation but I can comment on your scope. It's a good one.
That Simmons 2.5 X 7 is one fine scope. It handles recoil well. From the bench at higher powers it is clear and the adjustments repeat very well. I like that scope. I have seen three or four of them around here and all of the owners are happy with them. Has Simmons quit making them? I have not seen a new one in quite awhile.
 

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I'm sorry sir,

I cannot answer that:( I traded for it, and yes it is a little older.. It's finished in silver to match the revolver. The gent I got it from used it on a stainless BH.

Do you think .45acp is viable as a "critter" gun!?!;)
 

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You should be able to get a 255gr. SWC up to around 900fps without any problem. Check the Speer manual for their .45 ACP loads for the 260gr. JHP. Also any +P loads that you can find for that weight of bullet. Might not be real long range but will certainly kill.
 

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m141a,

I've scoped several S&W revolvers. One mount is the T'*** from SSK and used on a Model 29 (required installation by SSK or gunsmith), and the other is a mount made specifically for the S&W and fits using the holes already available. The rear sight is removed and the mount has a lip that fits in the hollow at the rear to assist resisting recoil. This mount is on a Master Hunter 44mag and stays put. I'm sorry that I don't know the manufacturer of the S&W mount (thanks for nothing, huh?).


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She's done!

Well here she is!


Have not sighted yet, but I'm sure she'll hit. It's a Leupold mount and rings, a Simmons 2.5-7x scope. Look out critters!:D




Also, the fireaem is not loaded in the pictures; the hammer is back just for effect.

Always have to practice safety First!!!!;) :)
 

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twillis,
My arms are so long that I have exceeded the eye relief on my scope.
Have you ever mounted a scope with both rings ahead of the adjustment area on the scope instead of one in front and one behind?
I'vd never seen it done but hat would let me have another inch or so of eye relief.
This would be on a .44 SRH
 

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I had the same doubts. My fear was that the majority of the weight of the scope would be unsupported and allow a whiplash effect.
I haven't seen the SSK mount but will take a look at it.
 
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