Accuracy of Uberti Cattleman


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MCgunner
April 4, 2011, 05:34 PM
Found one for under 370 bucks locally. Not sure that's a great deal, but don't sound bad. Wondering how accurate they are in .357 magnum? I have a 6.5" Blackhawk, but kinda want a colt clone. I also have a 4 5/8" stainless Blackhawk in .45 Colt. Guess I don't NEED it, but need never stopped me. :D

I'm sorta wondering how well these things shoot? What will they bench rest in group size at 25 yards? That's my yardstick test for handgun accuracy. I know it depends on the shooter, but I don't have a ransom rest and I can usually get 1" out of my Rugers with their favorite loads. I'd not expect it to be THAT good, 3" I'd accept as reasonable. But, was just wondering if anyone out there had one and had accuracy tested it and could quantify it? I'm not looking for off hand at 7 yards answers.

Thanks in advance.

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Red Cent
April 4, 2011, 06:19 PM
McGunner, if you can repeat those sights 2"s is doable. I have never owned one but a bunch of cowboys shoot the Ubertis. For just fun shooting, they are great for the price.

goodtime
April 4, 2011, 07:12 PM
I've never scrutinized the accuracy, but I do have two Uberti Cattlemen in 357, and two in 45 Colt, and they are very good, enjoyable guns -- especially for the money. Judging from my shooting, and again, without scrutinizing, the accuracy is reasonable.

There's a steal of a deal on the Hombre version on a polular gun auction site, right now. (it's a Dutch Auction, so several are available)

CraigC
April 4, 2011, 11:54 PM
They typically shoot very well but the pinched frame sights make it a little too much of a challenge for my tastes.

Red Cent
April 5, 2011, 04:36 PM
The ditch is generally widened and somewhat squared by a lot of the cowboy shooters.

CraigC
April 5, 2011, 05:01 PM
I was gonna mill it out square and install a dovetail front sight on one of mine but ended up selling it to someone who wanted it more.

bayhawk2
April 5, 2011, 08:38 PM
I have a Uberti .45 Colt 'Stampede".Similar to a "cattleman".
I also have a Ruger .45Colt/.45 ACP Blackhawk,with both having 4 5/8 " bbls.
The Ruger costing just a tad more.I am much more accurate with the
Ruger in both cylinders.To get decent groups from the Uberti I have
to shoot jacketed bullets in a tamed down load.It's a fun gun.
I don't shoot 25 yards very often.I mostly shoot my cast bullets,
at the Cowboy Range.Not while they are there,only use their targets.
shhh--don't tell them.:uhoh:

snooperman
April 5, 2011, 08:42 PM
I find them to be as accurate as my 2 Ruger Vaquero, while standing up and shooting "offhand". I have not compared them from a rest. They are a little lighter in weight than the Rugers and have a better fit and finish too. The wooden grips are very precise in its fit to the frame and the case hardening is first rate too. I find the Uberti guns to be a bargain and they are made very close to the original Colt guns. I like them.

mec
April 6, 2011, 08:38 AM
I don't have a 357 but a friend has a 4" barrel one that seems to shoot ery well. my 32-20 is very accurate as are a number of 45s Ive shot and this 38wcf:
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=139964&stc=1&d=1302093143
With the right glasses, the pre 1920 type sights are not bad.
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=139965&stc=1&d=1302093255

These are from cimarron. The front sights are extra tall to allow filing them for elevation. Some Uberti/Cimarrons have to have the barrel turned to get them on for windage. If the barrel lettering is at exact 12 o'clock they are usually very close to point of aim.

Hammerdown77
April 6, 2011, 10:38 AM
My Cimarron .45 Colt is amazingly accurate, but it had to go back to the factory to have the barrel turned. The sights are tough to see, especially in bright sunlight when glare on the front sight can throw your aim off. In the right light, with the right load, mine will group under 2" at 25 yards off bags, but I don't really want to shoot it like that. I like clanging steel with it at 10 to 15 yards using 700 fps loads. I use my Rugers for the longer range, more serious work.

mec
April 6, 2011, 10:54 AM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=139967&stc=1&d=1302101352
this is the cimarron Wyatt Earp Buntline at 25 yards after the barrel was turned but before the front sight was filed. The owner of this one takes it to whitington and clangs metallic silhouettes at distance.
Ive shot these cimarrons side by side with first generation Colts in the same calibers. The tactile sensation is essentially the same.

Here;s the 32wcf and a new Colt saa fired back to back. The uberti is actually a bit easier to hit with because I put a wire trigger return spring in and dropped the trigger pull about a pound under the (very reasonable) 3 pounds on the Colt. Some ubertis have much better barrel cylinder throat measurements than the far more expensive and /or first generation colts. Traditionally, colts are bored overlarge but the one in this picture measures exactly .452" at the cylinder throat
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=139968&stc=1&d=1302101804

Wil Terry
April 6, 2011, 01:01 PM
MY Cimarron Cattleman 4 3/4" is distinctly more accurate that my Ruger NM 4 5/8" Blackhawk and this includes about thirty different factory loads and handloads all told. J. ALLEN JONES of CCI took that Cimarron and just knocked the stew outta 200 meter targets using CCI LAWMAN 357MAG 158gr tmjhp factory loads.

Hondo 60
April 7, 2011, 12:43 AM
Mines plenty accurate - the flyer was totally my fault.
I knew before I even looked at the target.
http://www.jbabcock.net/guns/uberti.jpg

http://www.jbabcock.net/guns/uberti_target.jpg

MCgunner
April 7, 2011, 10:29 AM
Well, I guess it's a shooter. I haven't bought it, though. Ran into some unexpected bills. Story of my life. Bummer. But, I do like the gun better with all this feedback. Maybe in the future.

Hondo 60
April 7, 2011, 11:20 PM
Dang, ain't that the way life goes some times?

Before I bought one, I posted here to ask what others thought, and also rec'd a LOT of positive responses.

So I bought it in January & love it. As you can see it's very accurate.
And just a hoot to shoot! Ah - that rhymed.
Loved it so much I traded for a Cimmaron (made by Uberti but assembled in Texas) so I have a matching set.

Anyway, I grew up on John Wayne movies & any self-respecting cowboy (or cowboy fan) ought to have a Single Action Army in 45 Colt.

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