S&W Model of 1988(625-2)

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S&W Model of 1988(625-2)

Post by orpheoet on Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:34 pm

Is anybody familiar with this gun? I'm working my way up to shooting a 2700 all revolver(still need a .22). The gun is NIB. It seems to have a preference for jacketed bullets. It grouped much tighter with Winchester white box 230gr than it did with 200 gr LSWC. I could be premature in that assessment as I just got it.....

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Re: S&W Model of 1988(625-2)

Post by ric1911a1 on Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:45 pm

I have one I am just starting to work with. Shot a 260 with it last week. I've only had it a month or so. I had K.C. Crawford work over the trigger and install a wide hammer at Camp Perry for me.

The new Patridge sight arrived yesterday, but I haven't installed it yet. I put Hogue round to square grips on it.

So far, I like it.

I hope to try some loads in the Ransom Rest  next week.

I'm planning to shoot 3 revolvers at the Long Lake Black Bear 2700 in a few weeks. Always wanted to do that..............

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Re: S&W Model of 1988(625-2)

Post by orpheoet on Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:16 pm

Let me know what yours likes! What .22 are you using?

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Re: S&W Model of 1988(625-2)

Post by ric1911a1 on Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:09 am

For .22 I have been using either a K-22 or Colt Officer's Model Match. So far I shoot the K-22 better. I haven't shot the Colt very much. Same with Center Fire. K-38 and Colt OMM.

I've been enjoying shooting them.

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Re: S&W Model of 1988(625-2)

Post by LenV on Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:28 pm

The 625 is a really good pistol. I am a little surprised that the 230 gr are doing better then the LSWC's. You may be having a tad bit of follow thru problem and the hotter loads are clearing the barrel faster. I load a 200gr LSWC with 3.8 gr Bullseye and that load will shoot very good groups in my Model 25. You would not need to get a different pistol for CF as you already have the best pistol for shooting accurate lead bullets. My recommendation for a .22 would be a S&W model 17-6. There is one for sale on GB but is a tad spendy. My other choice would be any of the model 17s built pre-lock. The one below is an excellent example. I have no ownership in it.

Len

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=497240844

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Re: S&W Model of 1988(625-2)

Post by ric1911a1 on Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:56 pm

I have been shooting Zero lead 185 grain hollow points. 4 grains of Bullseye, Federal large primers, taper crimp, Starline brass.

I have not shot them in the Ransom Rest, but they seem to go where I call them at 50 yards, using one chamber.

Hopefully I will get to range to use the Ransom Rest in the next couple weeks.

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Re: S&W Model of 1988(625-2)

Post by Danehogle on Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:39 pm

Ric
you are in the sweet spot on those billets. Just don't try to push them to fast. I have found that anything over 775fps you will have leading and accuracy problems. My gun likes 4.2 of BE for the long line and I use 3.9 for the short line.

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Re: S&W Model of 1988(625-2)

Post by orpheoet on Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:38 pm

Great info. Thnks everyone

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