Dan Wesson 44 and 715 range report

Discussion in 'Range Trips & Reviews' started by Garry Johnson, May 22, 2019.

  1. Garry Johnson

    Garry Johnson Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2017
    I finally got to the range yesterday to try out my Dan Wesson 44 with it’s new 6” VH barrel from CZ-USA. I tried out three 44 magnum target hand loads and all performed very well.
    I also took my Dan Wesson 715 6” VH to try out some of my 357 hand loads
    All shots were from sitting position, resting one elbow on the bench. Range was 10 yards, 12 shot groups on each target.

    44 magnum loads were all 240gr Berry’s plated flat point and powder loads were:
    target 1: 7.0gr American Select
    target 2: 8.0gr W231(best group)
    target 3: 7.4gr American Select

    The two best .357 loads were:
    target 5: 158gr lead rnfp with 4.2gr American Select
    target 6: Speer 125gr total metal jacket with 4.5gr W231(the flier is my fault).

    I am very pleased with both of there revolver's performance and they are so easy to clean(removable barrel).
    I shot other guns, but these were the most fun and best performers of the day.


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  2. SparkyAZ

    SparkyAZ It is a dry heat, right... Supporting Addict

    Sep 11, 2012
    Nice targets, good to see some fine revolver shootin!

  3. Dub

    Dub born in the wrong century

    Mar 19, 2017
    Nice work.

    That W231 looks like one highly versatile powder.

    I've always liked the DW wheel guns. It's taken all I can do to restrain myself from buying a new 715. I'm afraid I'd loose my mind if they came out with the .44 again. I've spent too much on two new 1911's and now adding some reloading gear.

    Down the road.....DW is gonna get into my pocket....I can feel it.

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