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Old 01-03-2019, 02:27 PM
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Oh, + about 10 on the speedloaders. I have a bunch from DS-10 plus a couple of loading boxes.
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DS-10s are the best. Over the years I've been lucky to have friends win these and since they can't use them they would give them to me. I now have 15 which makes shooting Steel Challenge with my 617 much easier.

Go to RevolverSupplyCo.com for your loading blocks they have a wide variety.
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Smith 617 arrived today

AzShooter,

They seem to be well made and Iíve heard good things about them. Whatís your opinion on the Speed Beez?


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Old 01-03-2019, 06:23 PM
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The Speed Beez work but cost more than the DS-10s.
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Old 01-03-2019, 07:01 PM
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Smith 617 arrived today

Here are a few pics of the forcing cone. Indicative of anything?




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Old 01-03-2019, 08:22 PM
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Here are a few pics of the forcing cone. Indicative of anything?




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Old 01-03-2019, 08:27 PM
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A bad forcing cone can happen on any revolver. I just sent a GP100 back to Ruger for this exact problem.
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:34 PM
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Kidneyboy,

Not sure but Iíll find out this weekend.




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The Speed Beez work but cost more than the DS-10s.
I own both brands and would agree. Both work fine but I actually like the "feel"of the DS better. I also like the price! I'd buy the DS brand at any price.
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Looks more like barely a chamfer rather than a cone, and it's not clean so can't I get a definitive look-see.
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Well the preliminary range report is that it functions fine. I didnít experience any spitting at all. But I didnít get to do any accuracy/ammo testing.
It has rained here for over a week and unfortunately my private range is like a swamp. I got my truck stuck in mud and was pretty aggravated by this time. So I about 100 rounds to see if there were any problems. I shot CCI SV, Blazer and Federal HV. I did notice that the Blazers were harder to get out of the cylinder though.
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Well the preliminary range report is that it functions fine. I didnít experience any spitting at all. But I didnít get to do any accuracy/ammo testing.
It has rained here for over a week and unfortunately my private range is like a swamp. I got my truck stuck in mud and was pretty aggravated by this time. So I about 100 rounds to see if there were any problems. I shot CCI SV, Blazer and Federal HV. I did notice that the Blazers were harder to get out of the cylinder though.
More to follow!!


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Old 01-05-2019, 01:47 PM
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Always remember the first rule of modifying equipment, "If you don't mess with it, you won't make it any worse".


Motovita,

I donít plan on modifying anything. Even with the fairly heavy but smooth trigger, It was a blast to shoot. I was worried about spitting but didnít experience anything odd. Iíll do some accuracy testing in the near future and hopefully that will give me a better idea of how it really shoots. I didnít realize how fun it was to shoot a double action 22 revolver. I foresee some of my semi autos taking a back seat for a while.


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Well the preliminary range report is that it functions fine. I didnít experience any spitting at all. But I didnít get to do any accuracy/ammo testing.
It has rained here for over a week and unfortunately my private range is like a swamp. I got my truck stuck in mud and was pretty aggravated by this time. So I about 100 rounds to see if there were any problems. I shot CCI SV, Blazer and Federal HV. I did notice that the Blazers were harder to get out of the cylinder though.
More to follow!!


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I settled on CCI mini mags in 36gr as the most accurate in mine.
Also, I run mine a little wet.
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Old 01-05-2019, 07:23 PM
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I used to have the 4" 617 10 shot version. It was a very nice revolver. I only put a couple of hundred rounds through it before I decided to sell it. I only sold it because it was just sitting in my safe and not getting used. I can't stand it when guns don't get used. You should get a lot of enjoyment out of yours. Congrats!
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