Bullseye-L Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

45 ACP Revolver

Go down

45 ACP Revolver Empty 45 ACP Revolver

Post by Dcforman Sun May 30, 2021 7:06 pm

Wanting to eventually shoot a revolver across the course for fun. Most likely with red dots. Can I get some feedback on the comparison between a 25-2 and an early 625? Seems like a 625-4 would be my best bet, as it came drilled and tapped, but before MIM parts appeared. Of course, I suppose I could have a Smith drill and tap a 25-2 as well. So which should I go with? Any particular years to look for?

Dave

Dcforman

Posts : 482
Join date : 2017-11-18
Age : 39
Location : Ohio

Back to top Go down

45 ACP Revolver Empty Re: 45 ACP Revolver

Post by LenV Sun May 30, 2021 8:07 pm

25-2 Model of 1955. 45 ACP Revolver 20180929
LenV
LenV

Posts : 4360
Join date : 2014-01-24
Age : 71
Location : Oregon

Back to top Go down

45 ACP Revolver Empty Re: 45 ACP Revolver

Post by fc60 Sun May 30, 2021 8:09 pm

Greetings,

There is an advantage to the stainless 625. It is easy to clean. I strip mine down and clean the parts in an UltraSonic bath.

It may take up to 2-3 hours to fully remove the fouling. Areas such as the front of the cylinder and the small crevice between the rear of the barrel and the top strap. The UltraSonic also does a good job of breaking down any Lead fouling in the forcing cone.

Yes, the 625-4 would be my choice. I believe the -4 models still had broach cut rifling. A friend has a 625-6 and it has the EDM rifling. Tests in the Random Rest tend to favor the -4 with cut rifling.

Also, the 625 models tend to have 0.453" cylinder throats and 0.4515" groove diameter barrels (cut rifled only). The 25-2 cylinder throats can be all over from 0.453" to 0.456"+.

My 625-4 easily holds the ten ring at 50 yards with twelve shot groups. I used the H&G 68, H&G S242, and H&G 78. With Remington commercial from the '60's inside the ten ring as well at 50 yards.

Cheers,

Dave
fc60
fc60

Posts : 994
Join date : 2011-06-11
Location : South Prairie, WA 98385

Multiracer likes this post

Back to top Go down

45 ACP Revolver Empty Re: 45 ACP Revolver

Post by orpheoet Sun May 30, 2021 8:43 pm

I have a 25-2 that several people tried to make Bullseye worthy. None succeeded….. probably due to the oversized throats. I also have a Model of 1988 625-2 that does pretty well.
orpheoet
orpheoet

Posts : 935
Join date : 2014-07-29
Age : 53
Location : Berea, Oh

Multiracer likes this post

Back to top Go down

45 ACP Revolver Empty Re: 45 ACP Revolver

Post by kjanracing Sun May 30, 2021 10:24 pm

Yeah, go with the 625. My 25-2 wouldn’t group with the swc 1911 rounds. Hardball was “ok”...
kjanracing
kjanracing

Posts : 352
Join date : 2015-02-17
Location : Arvada, Colorado

Multiracer likes this post

Back to top Go down

45 ACP Revolver Empty Re: 45 ACP Revolver

Post by Bmitch996 Mon May 31, 2021 3:51 pm

I've got a 25-2  a 625-2 and a 625-6. love them all but shoot the 625-2 the most.  The stainless 625's  are easier to clean.

Bmitch996

Posts : 116
Join date : 2018-01-18
Location : South Carolina, Lake George NY, CA

Multiracer likes this post

Back to top Go down

45 ACP Revolver Empty Re: 45 ACP Revolver

Post by Multiracer Mon May 31, 2021 7:53 pm

+1 s/s 625

Multiracer

Posts : 803
Join date : 2017-03-15
Location : North Ohio

Back to top Go down

45 ACP Revolver Empty Re: 45 ACP Revolver

Post by Wobbley Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:56 am

My 25-2 seems to shoot ok.  Shot at 25 yards indoor range iron sights.

45 ACP Revolver 37820d10
Wobbley
Wobbley

Posts : 3147
Join date : 2015-02-13

Back to top Go down

45 ACP Revolver Empty Re: 45 ACP Revolver

Post by LenV Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:07 am

If you are truly after the most accurate 45 revolver made by S&W then go to a 460XVR. If you want beautiful then go with a 25-2 (mine will hold 10 ring at 50yds). I am not sure about ss being easier to clean. But those that have both say they are.
LenV
LenV

Posts : 4360
Join date : 2014-01-24
Age : 71
Location : Oregon

Back to top Go down

45 ACP Revolver Empty Re: 45 ACP Revolver

Post by Jack H Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:32 am

This is a very early 1955 Model.  Pre 25-2.
Grip by Fung.  Trigger by me. 
Target is offhand with 200gr Hornady JSWC
45 ACP Revolver SW-45-AR-SFgroup
Jack H
Jack H

Posts : 2215
Join date : 2011-06-10
Location : Oregon

Back to top Go down

45 ACP Revolver Empty JM 625 ?

Post by Russ OR Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:00 pm

I have a 4" JM 625 that shoots fairly well. Sig Romeo 5 on it. -- 4.0g BE / lead 180g FBSWCs from a padded rest: 6 shots@50 yards-2-5/8" C-C,-using all 6 chambers (only did the one group). --- 25yards: 1st 6 shot group, loose but centered, all would be Xs-barely. -- 2nd 25 yard 6 shot group (Brazos 180g FBSWCs this time)=1 hole that would almost, not quite, fit inside the X-ring.

I like the revolver. One person said he got terrible accuracy from one of these. - maybe I got lucky.
My rube chamber throat test: All 6 chambers the same: a .451 jacketed bullet would pass thru w/ no, or very slight, pressure. - -- A .452" lead SWC would not pass thru w/o real pressure and a fair amount of tapping with a dowel.

The EDM? rifling seems to clean fairly easily-especially using using "Big 45 frontier metal cleaner" wrapped around a brass brush.

2¢ - YMMV - ,   Russ

Russ OR

Posts : 201
Join date : 2011-06-10
Location : Oregon City, OR

Back to top Go down

45 ACP Revolver Empty Re: 45 ACP Revolver

Post by bruce martindale Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:42 pm

What did you load Dave?

Babe Magnan used heavy loads, l used to have a link to an article on him.

bruce martindale

Posts : 879
Join date : 2011-07-29
Location : Upstate NY

Back to top Go down

45 ACP Revolver Empty Re: 45 ACP Revolver

Post by fc60 Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:57 pm

Greetings,

Images of test targets...

45 ACP Revolver 625-1-26
45 ACP Revolver 625-1-27
45 ACP Revolver 625-1-2845 ACP Revolver 625-2-19
45 ACP Revolver 625-2-20
fc60
fc60

Posts : 994
Join date : 2011-06-11
Location : South Prairie, WA 98385

Back to top Go down

45 ACP Revolver Empty Re: 45 ACP Revolver

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum