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Dreaded
April 18, 2009, 10:05 PM
If you had the choice what one of these two would you chose for a "different" type of bullseye league revolver and why.

Smith and Wesson Jerry Miculek edition in 45 acp, 6 shot, 4" bbl.

or

Smith and Wesson 610 in 10mm, 6 shot, 4" bbl.




I know the 10mm can be had in a 6.5" bbl but that would make this thread useless. Rounds will be hand loaded so they both will be manageable in recoil.

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Sam1911
April 18, 2009, 11:02 PM
For a bullseye gun, the only thing I can think of is that the .45 SWC is going to cut a (noticeably) bigger hole than a .40 SWC -- thus giving you a slight advantage on your most questionable shots.

I don't shoot bullseye anymore but I see many thousands of .40 and .45 holes a month and you can't ignore the difference.

Both FANTASTIC guns, though. Sure would like a 610. And a 625!

-Sam

Dreaded
April 18, 2009, 11:35 PM
good point Sam, cut that little line and it could make the difference. Bigger is always better.

Sam1911
April 19, 2009, 10:03 AM
Yeah, I guess on the other side, bigger is always more expensive, though, too, usually.

My bullet guy has 500 count boxes of .45 200 gr. SWCs for the same price as his 175 gr. .40 SWCs. ($33.90) so it really wouldn't make a difference. The lighter .40s are less than a dollar cheaper. Again, no difference.

-Sam

ArmedBear
April 19, 2009, 12:04 PM
Alternative suggestion to consider:

Skip both.

Go to a gun shop with a good selection of used handguns.

A couple decades or more ago, Smith and Colt both made revolvers for some now-defunct competition. They have very heavy, squared-off barrels, bullseye-style grips, target triggers, and they are accurate.

Since the specific competition for which they were made no longer exists, they are available REALLY CHEAP for what they are (300 bucks or so for a tuned target-grade Smith or Colt .38 is what I've seen).

They'd make great alternative bullseye guns. Just use speedloaders instead of moon clips.

Now that I'm shooting a bullseye league, I've been looking for one of those, myself. I've seen a few over the past few years, but I didn't have a good excuse to buy one. I just joined a local club that has bullseye leagues, so now I do.:) If you look around for a while, one of these guns will turn up, and IMO they are an unbeatable "sleeper" deal if you want a target revolver like that.

Of course, this won't be a .45ACP for 2700, but neither will a 610.

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