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Old 08-31-2006, 01:08 PM
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So i just got my 44. S&W 629 classic.

Heres my question, what do yall think is a good load for whitetails? I see most are at about 240gr in the stores and then there are the remingtons at 275.

Any help or suggestions on loads would be great.

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Old 08-31-2006, 07:08 PM
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I like the 240's they do a great job on whitetails. I have tried all the way up to 300gr but it was a little more then my RSRH liked.Out to about 50 yards I am pretty good after that things get out of wack!!!
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Old 08-31-2006, 08:25 PM
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the only load i have firsthand experience with on a whitetail is a 300 grain hornady XTP/HP out of my marlin 1895 carbine. the shot was approx. 60 yards on a doe she folded and dropped on the spot.
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Old 09-01-2006, 07:51 AM
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Federal Premium 300 gr. castcore ammo.

http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catalog.TextId?hvarTextId=34246&hvarDept=400&a mp;hvarEvent=&hvarClassCode=4&hvarSubCode= 3&hvarTarget=browse
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Old 09-01-2006, 09:36 AM
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I'd stick with the 240 grain loads so that you can afford to practiceusing the same weight loadsthat you use during hunting. Shooting the premium hunting stuff can get real expensive real quick and shooting a 240 grain load at the range andthen shooting a 300 grain or 275 grain load when your hunting and accuracy matters morte than at anyother timedoesn't make much sense. Hope it helps.
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Old 09-01-2006, 10:27 AM
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I use the 240's in my 629, but have only used mine one season, and haven't have a shot opportunity yet.

Something I noticed about the 629:
Mine came with the hogue ruber grips which I was hoping would help reduce the felt recoil somewhat since I'm not really a huge super-duper hand-cannon guy. The exposed backstrap on the N-size frames (like the 629) prevent the grip from providing the cushion I was hoping for. They, in my opinion, made it worse. The sides of the grips seem to compress during recoil, leaving the narrow metal backstrap to dig into your hand.
Changing the grips to a nice set of solid wood that provide a solid rear surface fixed the problem instantly.

I do recommend the ruber grips on other manufacturer's guns, like Rugers since their grips allow the ruber to reside between your hand and the backstrap that it trying to eat it.
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Old 09-01-2006, 01:23 PM
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In a revolver, i'd stick to the 240 grain.... At the ranges you SHOULD be shooting, they will work out excelent.

I've taken moose withmy ownfairly hard, cast 250 grainer at 55 yards...Also other animials includeingboth white and black tailed deerwith that same load asihave no need touse anything else in my revolvers...

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Old 09-01-2006, 06:37 PM
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I wouild try the WW Supreme ammo with 250 grain Nosler Partitions. Or load your own. I also like the 300 Grain LBT WFN cast bullet. Good hunting.
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:40 PM
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if your re-loading i love the hornady xtp-300 grain. i see they offer them now boxed up. http://www.natchezss.com/brand.cfm?c...TOKEN=80707497
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