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329PD question

This is a discussion on 329PD question within the Wheelguns forums, part of the Other Handgun Talk category; Hello wheelgunners, Having never owned a revolver until now, I recently entered your world by way of a used S&W Hi-Viz 329PD .44 mag; I ...


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Old 03-17-2010, 08:07 PM   #1
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Question 329PD question

Hello wheelgunners,
Having never owned a revolver until now, I recently entered your world by way of a used S&W Hi-Viz 329PD .44 mag;
I haven't shot it yet (yes I am sufficiently warned about the recoil - looking forward to it!), but the sights looked off so I decided to bore-sight it real quickly. I aligned the windage with no problem, but the rear sight screw comes out of the frame when the bore is still a good foot south of the sight picture.
At the risk of being hammered, can I assume that the sights compensate for muzzle rise prior to the bullet exiting the 4" barrel? I'll just to shoot it to find out I guess...
Any guidance welcome!
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:01 PM   #2
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In short...yes.

The muzzle on that 25oz 329PD is gonna come up right quick when you touch it off (I know--I have a 329NG...).

Bring it to the range, get some empirical data...but I'm willing to bet that it's gonna hit considerably higher than you think, especially with a stout 240gr load.
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:54 PM   #3
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Thumbs up Shoots just fine!

Right you were, sir...
I cranked the elevation back down to a 'reasonable' level before heading to the range and the first shot was actually about 6" high at 10Y...
After just a couple of rounds, I had it in the bull out to 25Y. Accuracy limited I imagine only by the shooter's eyesight at that distance, so no complaints here about the gun. Awesome.
After a box of Blazer JHP's I was thinking, "This kick isn't so bad", until I decided to try it with a cylinder of Speer Gold dots...
Holy Moly!! I double-checked the Blazer box to make sure I wasn't shooting .44 specials before!
I will save the Gold Dots for when it matters but now I know what to expect... Wow...
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