rate of twist and grooves ?


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jimg454
November 19, 2006, 12:21 AM
Im looking for a 357 and Im trying to decide between the Taurus 66 with adjustable rear sight 7 round capacity 4 barrel 1:16 rate of twist with 5 grooves or

Taurus 65 fixed sights 6 round capacity 4 barrel 1:16.50 rate of twist with 6 grooves

So the question is if 6 grooves is better than 5?
On a 4 barrel will it make a bit of difference?
And the same for the rate of twist?

If any one is selling one let me know Im in Olympia, WA

http://www.taurustactical.com/products/gunselector-results.cfm?series=MF2

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P95Carry
November 19, 2006, 12:53 PM
I actually prefer a 6 shot but got a M66 a few years ago and do like the adjustable sights. Mine is pretty much a house gun which my wife happens to shoot very well with +P and so haven't put a huge lot of mag loads thru.

To be honest I really doubt the grooves count will make any difference that is perceptible - and not that small twist rate difference either. This 4" 66 shoots very accurately and out the box had a sweet trigger, both SA and DA.


http://www.acbsystems.com/boards/thr/cb_gun2/m66_s.jpg

Old Fuff
November 19, 2006, 02:16 PM
Most of the manufacturers use a 1 to 16 (give or take a fraction) twist. S&W has stuck to a 1 to 18 3/4 twist they started using back in 1899. From a practical point of view I don't think you'll find it makes any difference. Buy which ever revolver you like best.

jimg454
November 23, 2006, 05:49 PM
thanks for the in put

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