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Just bought a 6" 27-2 (95%). I've looked for a 6" ( to go with other barrel lengths I own) for quite a while. I intend to shoot this as a "range gun". Any positive experiences with accuracy of this revolver? My thanks.
 

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I originally purchased my Model 27- 2 6-inch as a gun for Hunter Pistol Silhouette competition in 1981. It is very accurate with most any 158 grain jacketed bullet and full charges of H110 or 2400. I think the .357 Magnum finds its best home in the N-Frame Models 27 and 28.
 

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Hello. I agree with the previous poster's comments. The N-frame is just a pleasure to use with 357's at the range or in the hunting field. Sadly, I only have one M27 now but think that they are revolvers having lots of charm.

I do not recall having shot an inaccurate N-frame .357 Magnum.

Best.
 

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Congrats Huntershooter on getting one of the finest revolvers made IMHO. You can shoot full house .357s all day long and the accuracy is great. The six inch barrel is a well balanced hunters dream. The 8" models are good too but for me they are a little awkward. Good shooting.

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Greetings.
Congrats on your S&W 27-2. I agree with the previous members and their assessment the there are 'none finer' than N-frame revolvers.

My M27-2 is of the 3.5" bbl variety and its a honey...........



Enjoy yours!!

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:)The S&W model 27 is my favorite revolver. I purchased my first model 27 in 1974 while in college for $250. It was a 5 inch blue, target hammer and trigger in a presentation box. Regrettably I had to sell it during a divorce in 1996. I now have a 5 inch 627 with unfluted cylinder and a 6 inch Jerry Miculek 627. I would love to have a 3.5 inch, 5 inch and 6 inch blue 27. Can't say enough good about this model. I like it!! :)
 

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The 27 is probably S&Ws best made wheelie (alsways wondered why they did not put that kind of work into the 29).

I have a pair of 5" 27's which both shoot well and I started my serious handgun hunting with an 8 3/8" 27 - it thought it was a rifle!

Jim H.
 

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huntershooter-
Great find. I have 2 27 's both 31/2" but only a 28 in 6". Once again, great find.
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I have had a variety of 28s in 4 and 6" over the years. Even had a 4" converted to .44 Special. I just got my first Model 27-2 5" from auction last week for about $540. Excellent condition. Been looking at them for years but most were priced a lot higher than this. I was in the right place at the right time on this one.
 

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I worked up a load with AA#9 and a 180 gr. WFNGC from Cast Performance. At 50 yds. benchrested, I had three, six shot groups under 2.5". Best was 2.2", worst 2.5". That is as good as I can see with iron sights. I shoot six shot groups with a revolver because I want to know what the worst rd. will do out of the cylinder. A five shot group always leaves me wondering how much that sixth rd. might have opened up the group. I am a happy camper with this 27.
 
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I have a 6 inch 27-3 that I found about a year ago for $220. It's a very nice gun, especially with .357 magnum rounds. Well made, fine-looking, and more accurate than I am.
 

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Adguy,

No sir, its not from the Performance Center.
Mine is a 27-2 (1974 vintage)......... and one of my favorites!! As Mr. Camp stated "I do not recall having shot an inaccurate N-frame .357 Magnum."


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