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Thread: 158 grain SW 627?

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    158 grain SW 627?

    So I just got a S&W 627. Not a Performance Center, but I think I will somehow still manage to have fun with it.... ))

    As everyone but me seems to have already known - the 627's cylinder is slightly shorter than the 686 and people have posted with problems using 158 gr bullets. The gist of the problem is that, for 158 RN's, the OAL is just a little too long for the chamber.

    Have any of you encountered this?

    Do any of you know the max OAL for this gun?

    Montana Gold makes a 142gr bullet (.38/142gr FMJ - 1,000ct revolver) --- have any of you tried this?

    Lastly, where would you go to find load data (2400 or 231) for this kind of odd weight....?
    (I shoot at paper, but still want to feel some punch)

    Sorry. Lots of questions.... too much coffee....


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    Depends on the bullet. The true 168-173 gr Keith is too long for the original .357, M27, M627; but I don't know of a 158 that loads too long.
    What bullet are you considering?
    The SAAMI maximum OAL is 1.59" and I bet your 627 will take that.

    Speer has made 140 - 146 gr bullets whose data would suit the MG.
    Hodgdon has W231 data for 140s, Alliant has 2400 data for 140s.

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    Since this is about a firearm other than the 1911, and a cartridge that's not a 1911 cartridge, we have moved this thread out of the "Ammo & Reloading" discussion area. Two notations at the top of the "Ammo & Reloading" discussion area:

    This forum is to be used for questions pertaining to 1911 calibers. Do not use it to ask questions about ammo for other firearms or for ammo that a 1911 was never chambered for.

    Forum: Ammo & Reloading

    A forum to discuss your favorite ammo or ask question on anything related to ammo.
    All ammo-related questions should be posted here, irrespective of the M1911 you intend to use them in.
    Only questions about calibers related to the 1911 should be posted in here.
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