Scoped pistol accuracy (6" Python at 50 yards)


August 2, 2008, 11:06 AM
There was a guy at the range with a 6" Python, rested & seated, that shot a 6-shot group the size of a quarter at 50 yards. He said he could do that all day, but I didn't see him shoot again. Is this common for a 6"? Does anyone have a set-up like that in 10mm or .357 with 100 yard data?

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August 2, 2008, 12:25 PM
yes it's quite possible.

August 2, 2008, 01:07 PM
Absolutely these Colts can do this. I have a version of the Trooper Mk V and can shoot, offhand, well under 2" groups at 50 yards. I have shot an 18" steel plate at distances up to 200 yards with my Colt. This is why I have to chuckle when I see guys with semi-autos set up to target shoot at thirty feet or under. That's point blank range for me!

Peter M. Eick
August 2, 2008, 04:52 PM
With decent ammo and a good steady rest, I see no reason to think a good python could not do that all day long.

August 2, 2008, 05:15 PM
Hell, I'm not even a good shot and I can keep 8 rounds of 7.62x25 out of my Polish TT33 on a paper plate at 50 yards. Scoped, rested and with a Colt...quarter sized groups are within reason.

August 2, 2008, 08:38 PM
7.62.... paper plate..... scoped ..... Huh ?


August 2, 2008, 09:07 PM
I was just pointing out that if...a poor shot like myself, with an un-scoped pistol shooting offhand, can keep 8 shots on a paper plate sized target(10"). I have no problem believing that a rested and scoped colt python should easily be able to produce quarter sized groups. I hope that clarifies my previous post.

August 3, 2008, 07:41 AM
1/2 inch @ 50yds = 1 moa, shouldn't be a problem for any decent 6 inch handgun. The trigger operator well need to know his stuff.

7.62.... paper plate..... scoped ..... Huh ?

The 7.62X25 is a very accurate pistol round. I have won many a beer at the range out shooting custom 1911's with my 100 year old C96, lost a few too.

August 3, 2008, 10:39 AM
yep,very do-able with good ammo and a little practice.

August 3, 2008, 08:34 PM
I can't and never will be able to group 2" at offhand 50 yards, even if the gun was PERFECT. I'm not calling shennanigans just yet.:scrutiny:

August 3, 2008, 09:27 PM
Glad to know there is other ranges where beer is drank.:)

August 3, 2008, 10:24 PM
With a good revolver and a good shooter it is no problem. Get a gun like a freedon arms in a rest you can get good rifle like groups at 100 yards

Steve in PA
August 3, 2008, 11:38 PM
I think I've posted this picture before, its a 5-shot group out of my Ruger Super Redhawk .44mag. It has a 9 1/2" barrel and wears a Bushnel 2-6x scope.

The orange circle is 3" diameter, range was 100yds, gun was fired seated from a rest. One darn flyer ruined a rather nice group!

This is my gun

August 4, 2008, 01:00 AM
10mm is a great round,had a delta elite classic i bought from an old timer that hung out at an indoor range it was choice,very accurate

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