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I had a 720 about 15 years ago. I was young and broke at the time and convinced myself I just couldn't afford to shoot the thing, so I traded it for a Ruger .22! It was instant regret and I've been searching for one since. Well, today I finally brought home my holy grail! I traded a Beretta Neos .22lr and a Spikes Tactical lower for it and couldn't be happier. The one I got today is the DAO version with fluted cylinder. I will post a range report as soon as I find some ammo for it. Once I round up a few boxes of factory ammo, I'll start reloading for it. I have spent the last 14 years looking for another one. I still can't believe I found it. I'm so freaking jazzed right now!


P.S. I'll post some pictures tomorrow!

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The DAO is my favorite. I'm traveling for work tonight and mine, loaded with Federal's 200gr lead SWC-HP is laying on the bed beside my elbow while I type.

You found a good one.

Don Hume makes a IWB that fits it. I use a Model 715 made for a 3 inch full underlug Smith and Wesson K/L frame. The HKS CA-44 speedloader works fine.
 
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Congrats on the new-to-you 720 ! 44 special is a very underappreciated round and I for one will look forward to a range report.
 
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Good for you Bama, look fwd to viewing the pics. Have fun at the range.
 

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Congrats! Pics please!
 

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Well, it was a longer day than expected at work. I was hoping to get home before the sun went down and get some good pictures in natural light. However, I promised pictures, so here are a couple for now. My 3" M66 (circa 1989) just had to tag along! I'm hoping I can get out to the range this weekend. If so, I will definitely post a range report and more pictures.


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Nice guns!
 

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Nice!!! and a nice pair as well. Have fun!
 

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Wow, the 66 is awesome too.....look fwd to the range report.
Yeah, the 3" M66 is a dream to carry and shoot. I've had that one about 12 years or so. I shoot mostly 357 in it, a couple thousand or better over the years. The trigger on the Rossi is just a bit lighter than the Taurus, but the 66 is smoother. I honestly don't think the 720 has been shot much. There are no signs of powder residue anywhere and the top strap has very few marks at the forcing cone. I hope to put a few rounds through it Saturday if the weather holds out.

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Yeah, the 3" M66 is a dream to carry and shoot. I've had that one about 12 years or so. I shoot mostly 357 in it, a couple thousand or better over the years. The trigger on the Rossi is just a bit lighter than the Taurus, but the 66 is smoother. I honestly don't think the 720 has been shot much. There are no signs of powder residue anywhere and the top strap has very few marks at the forcing cone. I hope to put a few rounds through it Saturday if the weather holds out.

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It's a DAO. Ain't a lot of folks who knows how to shoot one well.

Throw in that it's a .44 on a .38 frame, so it's got a tendency to get a bit rowdy under recoil, and it getting shot once and thrown into a sock drawer isn't out of the realm of possibility.
 
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The 720 is a Rossi classic for a reason. Mine is a very solid well built revolver. It's DA/SA, which I prefer, but yours is much more carry-able and probably better for self defense. Congrats.
 

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I dunno, the couple of times I've fired mine I was very pleasantly surprised that recoil was very manageable - the angle of the gun and those grips make it easy to soak it up. Of course, I've always been underwhelmed at factory 44 special ammo, and now that I have the dies I intend to see what the best self defense load is I can come up with, and still tolerate the recoil. I'm thinking I will definitely be in the +P range when I figure it out.
 

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I love the looks of combat revolvers and those are two real nice examples. Having owned a variety of guns roll stamped by Interarms, all were good valued shooters.

This Rossi 720 DAO platform in .44 Special stainless is eye candy to me.

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Well, it was a longer day than expected at work. I was hoping to get home before the sun went down and get some good pictures in natural light. However, I promised pictures, so here are a couple for now. My 3" M66 (circa 1989) just had to tag along! I'm hoping I can get out to the range this weekend. If so, I will definitely post a range report and more pictures.


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Sweet looking revolvers.:cool:
 
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