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Post by javaduke on 10/16/2019, 6:19 pm

I know it's a blasphemy but I want to try something different for the .45 game. How does S&W 625 shoot lead bullets? My plan is to get Wilson Combat springs and lighten the trigger to 2 1/2 lbs (oddly enough, I just checked the rules, 2 1/2 is a legal trigger weight for .45 revolvers), and install Jack Weigand mini scope mount. And maybe get a wide spur hammer. Anything I'm missing?
I guess I need 5" barrel - or will a shorter barrel perform?

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Post by james r chapman on 10/16/2019, 7:18 pm

or longer up to 6.5 I believe
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Post by bruce martindale on 10/16/2019, 7:31 pm

They are just fine...even with a 4".

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Post by adminbot1911 on 10/17/2019, 6:53 am

4" barrel will not hurt you.
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Post by Tim:H11 on 10/17/2019, 6:59 am

I haven’t shot it yet but I bought a S&W 625JM and plan on mounting an optic on it, and using it for Harry Reeves maybe. That or just fun plinking/training. I already lowered the rebound spring poundage in it but I might go a little further. Nice gun overall. I’m anxious to shoot it. Just haven’t found time lately. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
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Post by fc60 on 10/17/2019, 11:23 am

Greetings,

The older models have broach rifled barrels. New ones are EDM rifled.

Group at 50 yards with my 625-4 (Broached Rifling)

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Cheers,

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Post by 45ACP223 on 10/17/2019, 4:27 pm

Wow, impressive target Dave, especially with a revolver.  Do you fire it single action for timed and double action for rapid fire?   I would think rapid fire double action would be tough.
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Post by LenV on 10/17/2019, 5:47 pm

Here are a couple of targets fired RF, SA. Fired with my25-2. Not a 625 but close enough. I like shooting Reeves matches with it. Of course I didn't save my two worst targets. Very Happy

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Post by fc60 on 10/17/2019, 6:29 pm

Greetings,

I need to clarify that my test target is 12 shots fired via the Random Rest.

Seems the only difference between the 25 and 625 is the latter is Stainless.

I actually prefer Stainless as it cleans up in the ultrasonic better.

Also, no bluing to wear off.

Back when I was shooting in my prime, I fired the revolver single action. I also had an AimPoint MagDot 5000 mounted on it.

Cheers,

Dave


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Post by willnewton on 10/17/2019, 7:08 pm

I have one and I like it. Spring job, slicked up guts, scope mount, Fitz grip.  Really fun to shoot single hand, but never shot it for a match, but will ring steel nicely at 50-yd.

  Heavy overall weight, light 2.5lb trigger, and target loads make it a kitten to shoot.

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Post by lablover on 10/17/2019, 7:26 pm

I have to stop reading these posts...drool

Will, is that a 5”. I’ve been peeking on gun broker and haven’t seen 6”

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Post by 45ACP223 on 10/17/2019, 7:28 pm

Nice!
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Post by radjag on 10/17/2019, 9:26 pm

You guys are really annoying me!

Just when I got my "Ultimate" Reeves gun working. K16-4 32 with SIG Romeo 5 and PhotoEscape shades. You guys start flashing your "manly" 45's. Grrrr.....

Just sold a gun. Money burning. Back to GunBroker like a bloody addict!

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Post by LenV on 10/17/2019, 10:08 pm

It's hard to have too many Reeves guns. Check out the 25-2 Model of 1955 when you start looking.

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Post by zanemoseley on 10/17/2019, 10:09 pm

Addiction?... We can stop anytime Rolling Eyes

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Post by STEVE SAMELAK on 10/17/2019, 10:22 pm

My wife no longer asks how many 45s there are or how many I need.  I just keep buying her shiny stuff and she stays out of my safes.  What a Face
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Post by radjag on 10/17/2019, 10:35 pm

Hotel Bullseye!
You can't leave, but you can check out!

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Post by LenV on 10/18/2019, 12:12 am

Purdie...N.F.I.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/835422551

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Post by willnewton on 10/18/2019, 6:34 am

Yeah Len, l like my 625, but in no way has it stopped me from wanting a 25. 

 Just waiting for that perfect, unfired, boxed, mint Model 25 priced at $300 to come across on Gunbroker!

lol!
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Post by adminbot1911 on 10/18/2019, 7:33 am

LenV wrote:Purdie...N.F.I.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/835422551

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Gosh that is beautiful, and would go great alongside my 6" models 14, 15, and 17.
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Post by javaduke on 10/18/2019, 7:42 am

LenV wrote:Purdie...N.F.I.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/835422551

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Watching... Unless somebody else here intends to buy it?

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Post by 243winxb on 10/18/2019, 7:43 am

Had a moon clip model back in the 70 or 80s? .  Never again.
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Post by lablover on 10/18/2019, 8:10 am

Wish it had a buy now!


Had to bid!  Smile
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Post by David R on 10/18/2019, 8:45 am

That is beautiful! Just for that, I am going to take my 25-7 Model of 1989 out today andshoot a few targets to see what it does Right now I shoot a K 38 with a Burris FF III.

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Post by PhotoEscape on 10/18/2019, 8:47 am

lablover wrote:Wish it had a buy now!


Had to bid!  Smile

Well, I recently posted WTB OEM grips for Smith & Wesson 1955 .45 Target Model Pre-25 C&R 5-Screw 6 1/2" Heavy Barrel Revolver, MFD 1955.  There were no offers, so now I must buy another gun Sad .  So I had this one (and couple of others too) on my watch list.  However will not bid now.  I know the seller, - previously purchased from them.  Great people.

Side question though, - moon clips?  I don't believe it is avoidable with 45ACP.  Is it?

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