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S&w 10-5

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by wnh, May 2, 2013.

  1. wnh

    wnh Member

    Can the sights be adjusted on my 38 THAT IS SHOOTING 8 RIGHT AND 5 LOW?
  2. sgt127

    sgt127 Well-Known Member

    Are you talking about 8 and 5 inches? At what range and what load?
  3. camsdaddy

    camsdaddy Well-Known Member

    Also have you ever shot a revolver? Im just wondering if you are going from an uber light SA trigger and shooting this a DA trigger.
  4. The Bushmaster

    The Bushmaster Well-Known Member

    Pulling that far to the right and that far down tells me that you are tightening your grip as you pull the trigger. One: Try it single action and see what happens. Two: When you go back to double action try to control the grip at the same pressure and pull the trigger slowly adjusting the sight pattern as needed.

    I have 3 Mod 10's and all of them are spot on at 25 yards averaging 3 to 5 inch patterns with five shot series. And one of the Mod 10's is a 2" snubby.
  5. wnh

    wnh Member

    Thank you all for tour thoughs. I will try to answer all in order. The 10-2 is a 2 inch .IM using 4.0 red dot 125 Rainer with cci 500 at 25 yards. I had all the Rugers from the single six to the 44 super black inc. the 256 . Just like S&W better. I have a 15,25,27,28,53 and now a 10. I may start looking at colts after last night. I had a call from a uncle saying I could have his grandfathers Winchester 32/20 as I recall was in mint condition in 1952 when I used it on my first deer hunt. have to have a side arm don't I!
  6. jim8115

    jim8115 Well-Known Member

    I have never seen a model 10 that didnt shoot where is was aimed. Either there is something bad wrong with that gun, or you just need to get used to it. Athough , I dont ever shoot 125's, only 158's

  7. wnh

    wnh Member

    S@w 10-5

    thank you Jim I have a box of my dads 158 western that he bought with the gun. I will try them as the box is worth more than the rounds.,the 50 round box priced at 6dollars and 20 cents at that time. all my other hand guns shot fine but this one. being it only had my dads 6 rounds plus what I have fired could the barrel be out of line?
  8. jim8115

    jim8115 Well-Known Member

    I guess anything is possible. Im no expert, but I do have several model 10's 3 " and 4 ". They are the best shooting guns I have . I can tell you though, I have a model 67 that shot terrible. Gun looked like new, wondeful trigger, but just didnt shoot good. I took it to a local gunsmith. He said the barrel needed to be refaced to make it square with the cylinder, and the forcing cone needed recut. That thing will now put all 6 in one ragged hole at 10 yards freehand. Can easily hit a playing card at 30 yards

    Shooting my 158 grain cast reloads , 3.0 Grains of Bullseye,

  9. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    The sights on your revolver were "regulated" to shoot point-of-aim at 20 yards using the standard police load of the day (about 700 FPS out of a 2" barrel with a 158 grain lead/round-nose bullet). This being the case I would expect a lighter bullet/higher velocity load to shoot lower.

    Then the short "snubby barrel" and sight radius is highly unforgiving when it comes to sight picture and alignment.

    Make some reloads with 158 grain lead bullets that duplicate the police-load of yesteryear and bench the gun using the single-action mode at 20 to 25 yards and see what happens.
  10. Jaymo

    Jaymo Well-Known Member

    Yep, the 125 will shoot lower because of it leaving the barrel earlier in the recoil cycle.
    Learned that with my first revolver. It threw me off until someone clued me in.
  11. The Bushmaster

    The Bushmaster Well-Known Member

    wnh...Try 4.6 to 4.8 grains of W-231 under a 140 grain semi-jacketed HP (Remington)...The Mod 10's seem to do better with the heavier bullets.

    As Old Fluff said. Try it.
  12. sgt127

    sgt127 Well-Known Member

    It MAY be shooting way off. Bad barrel. Bulged barrel. Poorly fitted barrel. But, honestly, its unlikely. That short barrel couldn't get bent very easily, nor the front sight.

    Sand bags and single action. And, let someone else shoot it with a heavier bullet. Good luck.

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