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S&W 686

S&W 686
« on: March 11, 2019, 01:41:28 PM »

Went into town and picked up the new 686. I didn't have time to shoot it today but with the weather report beginning to look up, I'm sure I'll get it out before the weekend.


The trigger on this gun is very nice. Even in DA it is very smooth and crisp. This is the 686 Performance Center Plus model 11760. It has the 5" barrel and 7 round chamber that uses moon clips. Super fast to load with the clips but not so fast to load the clips themselves. Not all 686's use moon clips in fact, I think this may be the only one.


The chamber release is extended and might act as a thumb rest. I'll see when I shoot it. If that works then it will make the transition from rest to cocking very fast.


« Last Edit: March 11, 2019, 04:18:13 PM by HighDesertHunter »
Weatherby Rifles:
M5 USA .257
M5 USA 6.5-300
M5 USA 300
M5 German 300
M5 .308 TRR
VG .308
VG 270
Other:
Win M70 30-06
Brn XBolt HC Speed 300 WSM
McMil G30 Dynasty 270 WSM
Ber B-14 HMR 6.5 CM
Mar 1895 SBL 45-70
Win 94 pre 64 30-30
4 AR-15 Match 5.56
2 AR-15 Match Wylde .223
1 AR-10 Match .308

Re: S&W 686
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 08:34:09 PM »

Took Governor, the 686/.357 and the 460 XVR out to the range this afternoon. The 686 is a dream to shoot and dead nuts on. Its easy and fun to shoot. I can't say anything bad about it at all.


I didn't have any 460 ammo but I had 454 Casull and 45 Colt. The 45 Colt was like shooting .38 Specials in the 686. The 454 Casull has a pretty good muzzle rise but the kick was less than I thought it would be. I was expecting it to be on the order of my old and sold .500 but my hand did not hurt at all. With the .500 the fun wore off pretty quick and I had to take a break between shooting. The 460 with the 454 Casull I could shoot all day if my arms didn't get sore from holding up 73 ounces of pistol. I'll get some .460 Federal Fusions when I go into town next week. I've heard that they are about the same as the Casull in this gun. The gun shoots low and left but I left the sight alone since I'm replacing it with a scope.


The Governor. What a sweet little gun. The .410 handgun defense rounds destroyed a Lowes bucket. Actually the first shot split it into 2 pieces and the other 4 just drove those down field for a touchdown. The 45 Colt rounds were very accurate and the .45ACP was O.K. but not great. It will do the job it's designed to do which is to replace my bedroom shotgun and Glock 45. Now I have one gun in the nightstand safe and I don't have to think about anything other than taking care of the problem if it ever comes to that.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2019, 08:35:52 PM by HighDesertHunter »
Weatherby Rifles:
M5 USA .257
M5 USA 6.5-300
M5 USA 300
M5 German 300
M5 .308 TRR
VG .308
VG 270
Other:
Win M70 30-06
Brn XBolt HC Speed 300 WSM
McMil G30 Dynasty 270 WSM
Ber B-14 HMR 6.5 CM
Mar 1895 SBL 45-70
Win 94 pre 64 30-30
4 AR-15 Match 5.56
2 AR-15 Match Wylde .223
1 AR-10 Match .308