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    "New" (to me) Model 28-2; Any .357 loads to avoid?

    Greetings Gun Guys -

    I recently bought a model 28-2, circa '75-'77, that seems to be in great shape.

    I am new to revolvers, which also means I am new to magnum cartridges...

    Any loads I should avoid given the age of the gun? Or does this 40ish oz N-frame handle anything you throw at it?

    Thanks!

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    Mine was made in 1955, so you're isn't old at all. It will take any full power loads out there

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    The N-Frame that the M28-2 is built on, is also the same platform that the M29-2 .44 Magnum is built on, and that should give you an idea about what your 28-2 is capable of digesting... a lot.
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    Congratulations. The Model 28 is outstanding. Any factory level or handload that follows accepted reloading norms will be fine. Must say, if you choose to try stuff using inappropriate powders, etc., all bets are off. Just a word to the wise. Sincerely. bruce.

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    Congrats on discovering a fine revolver! I had a chance to snag a 28-2 last year but passed because the price was too high for condition. The grip panels were chipped and the bluing was practically worn off the muzzle. When you can, post up pics so we can drool.
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    Congrats on obtaining a S&W classic! It will handle just about any type of .357 round and some that people wouldn't shoot in anything but an N frame revolver. Enjoy.
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    JUst manufactured loads or reloads by the book. If I want to go hot I use my Ruger Blackhawks and the Henry. It will make you look like a pro. The 28-2 is only limited by your ability. Enjoy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankyYankee View Post
    Congrats on discovering a fine revolver! I had a chance to snag a 28-2 last year but passed because the price was too high for condition. The grip panels were chipped and the bluing was practically worn off the muzzle. When you can, post up pics so we can drool. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.smithandwessonforums.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_e_wink.gif[/IMG]
    She's in pretty good shape, snagged for a great deal too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMG9391 View Post
    She's in pretty good shape, snagged for a great deal too...

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    Drool...
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    The 28-2 is one of if not my favorites to own and shoot. That one is very nice and it is going to make you want more revolvers. And yes like others have said it is built well and can handle any factory ammo and any hand loads loaded properly.
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