Colt Woodsman Match Target 4.5" vs 6" 2nd Series


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ZBill
March 27, 2006, 07:47 PM
I've never fired a Woodsman Match Target but have an possible opportunity to buy either 4.5 or 6 inch 2nd series. They both feel nicely balanced. I will not be shooting much over 20-25 yards. Plinking only; no bullseye matches. Would appreciate any recommendations, Regards, Bill

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Ala Dan
March 27, 2006, 09:36 PM
Great gun Bill, in any barrel length. Since its a range gun, I would opt
for the longer barrel~!:D

ZBill
March 27, 2006, 10:08 PM
just realized these are 3rd series as the mag release is on the base of the grip. Are these still quality products? Best I recall is that the 4.5 inch SN is approximately 7XXX S and the 6 inch is 14X,XXX S. Regards, Bill

Standing Wolf
March 27, 2006, 10:41 PM
If you're going to add a scope to the gun, get the four-inch model for the lighter weight. If you're going to shoot it with iron sights, you'll probably do somewhat better with the longer barrel, which delivers a longer sight radius.

Assuming the guns are in good mechanical condition, barrel length will have very little impact upon accuracy: four inches is enough to stabilize a standard velocity .22 long rifle bullet.

Tigerseye
March 28, 2006, 01:05 AM
Yes, third model guns are very nice also.

As it happens, I have shot Woodsmans, including Match Target models, for several years, and find them to be routinely accurate and fun to shoot.

Have fun!

Tigerseye

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