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    A few weeks ago, I had the chance to chop down a 6" S&W 686 into a 3", which I did by removing the stock tube, unceremoniously lopping it off 'bout thar with an abrasive chop saw, and then rethreading the forward half to fit.

    Today we had a chance to test it, and I dragged along a tripod and my digital to snap a couple pics. Unfortunately, with the overcast and the moon above that, it was actually surprisingly light out, even at 8:00pm. So I had to drop the ISO and close the aperature down a bit, because I had to use the timer to make a long exposure. But still, I thought it came out nicely:



    For the gun nuts, the load was a .357 CCI Blazer with a 158-grain jacketed hollowpoint, fired through a S&W M686-3 with a 3" barrel. For the camera geeks, this was a 15 second exposure at ISO 100, taken through a Canon 50mm f1.4 set at f2.8 on a Canon 1DMkIIn digital shooting large JPEG.

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    Sweet pic and nice muzzle flash! That isn't Snowshoe gun club is it?

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    Looks like the Fairbanks Shooting range. Note the lack of snow.....
    A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and donít have one, youíll probably never need one again

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    Nope, it's Snowshoe. I only live about five miles away.

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    ....whoops..... By the way. That's a REAL cool picture.
    A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and donít have one, youíll probably never need one again

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    You're not more than 3.5 miles away.

    BTW-what kind of "doctor" are you?

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    Great picture Doc, thanks for sharing.

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    Just so y'all don't think me a donkey giving some new guy a ration...........

    "Doc" is my neighbor and his Daddy is my hunting pard!

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    Figured with that smiley face there must be an inside joke there somewhere. But, then again, I've never been accused of being all that bright...

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    Neither has Mike.

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    HAAA. Well, there you go!

    Great picture Doc. Thanks for sharing.

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    Default Great picture

    Suggestion... trying H110 if you haven't.... quite a fireball.... even in the daytime.

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    Neither has Mike.
    HAR!
    Dat's Phunny!

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    Default Nice Picture

    It 's nice to see a neat looking pic. Great flash!

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    Question Bright lines?

    So, are the bright streaks running from left to right granules of powder combusting outside the barrel, or bits of primer grit, or... ?

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