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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.