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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-02-2018, 01:59 PM
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Welcome to the club!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We found a great load for them.
The powder is Trailboss , the bullet was SNS coated SWC 215gr,the primer was winchester.
Full length size, prime , 6gr powder[1/2 gr under book max] seat and HEAVY crimp.
The trick is the near full case, hot primer , normal weight boolet. and good crimp..
Of the 5 guns tried 3in 657,4in 57 , 4 5/8 ruger,and two custom New Vaquero's 3 1/2 in and 5 1/4 in ,
all would print 6shots touching at about 7yd , hit well outside and had very mild kick.
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I have a S&W mod. 58 that accompanied me in my days of owning a Tavern in Pittsburgh. ( 13yrs.)
That same duty revolver, finished off a wild feral hog...and also a Catalina/Angora (mixed mutt) Goat. Coup d' Grace shot 'em.
TC/Contender was the 1st shot, at over 50 yds. Both animals.

I still have it loaded, most days as one of my household home protectors. Looking as good as it did, in 1982, when I purchased it ( me, a very young man , then)

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Kick myself for trading away my 58 for a 57 about 82. Recently sold the 57 which I really liked but the 657 stainless Mt Gun is so much more practical from my uses, and seems to be smoother and more accurate.

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