Re: What are you shooting?
Either my handy dandy 686 in either 4" or 6" depending if it is a primary weapon or not and when larger game is on the menu of possibilities, I switch to my 5" 629 classic with 240 grain XTP's loaded to 1350. Since my eyes went and I can no longer hold 4" groups at 100 yards I limit myself to under 50 yard shots and only use handguns mainly as self defense or "coup de'gra" shots. I have only killed deer with my 6" 686 and I used a 140 grain speer hollow point at max speed. Deer drop on the spot and the wound channels inside look as if a high powered rifles had made the shot.
I once shot a penned pig for slaughter with my trusty 6" 686 with a 158 grain speer soft point. It was a close range affair and the pig was taken head on. He dropped on the spot to a poorly placed head shot and the bullet separated on the impact with the jacket coming straight back and hitting the owner of the pig on the cheek. For tough game from now on I will only use the hardest of cast SWC bullets at moderate speeds. They penetrate much farther than anything I have found with a copper jacket on it.
Some kids want to be a fireman or a doctor to help people. I wanted to be a gunsmith.
NRA Life Member and I vote.
Only accurate rifles are interesting.
Gordy and Brady.