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Thread: Range report for my new 27-2 long tom

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    Boolit Master

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Upstate NY

    Range report for my new 27-2 long tom

    Well, I shot her a bit New Years Day on the indoor 50 foot range, then yesterday ventured outside as it was a bit milder. It was still chilly, so 25 yards was as adventurous as I got.

    Right off the bat, we need to do a little trigger work. The SA pull is heavier than any of my other Smiths, but they all have Wolf trigger return springs installed. A kit has already been ordered.

    Anyhow, the initial sight in target at 50 feet:

    Obviously was hitting a bit high, but i dropped it down. Ammo is standard 38 wadcutter target load.

    Then shooting NRA Bullseye style 1 handed (or as I say, "like a man")

    Dang! I always manage to pull one! But clearly we have potential.

    Next, we went outside and shot at 25 yards. Again, 1 handed NRA Bullseye with .38 wadcutters

    And once again my infamous 1 shot yank!

    Switching to 2 hands and a more moderate .38-44 load (12 gr 2400, 358156 in .38 cases)

    Any finally some full .357 loads (sorry, fatigue and the cold were starting to get to me)

    I think with a little more trigger/front sight time together we will have a winner!

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    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    New Yorkistan
    Looks like a big winner to me. Best of luck with your new toy!

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    Boolit Grand Master tazman's Avatar
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    Jan 2014
    west central Illinois
    Excellent! Just excellent.

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    Oct 2007
    East Central Illinois
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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