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Uberti '62 Pocket Accuracy

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by rodwha, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. rodwha

    rodwha Well-Known Member

    Can those of you with an Uberti model of Colt '62 get good enough accuracy at 15-25 yds (2.5") to hunt small game with it with a fair rest (shooting staff or such)?
  2. PRM

    PRM Well-Known Member

    I've owned both the Uberti 1862 Pocket Police and a couple of Colt 2nd Generation Pockets. They all shoot a little high. Takes some practice, but, yes, you can take rabbits,... with them. I had some custom work done on my Pocket Police, and a larger different style front sight put on it.

    Big thing is to practice.

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  3. 72coupe

    72coupe Well-Known Member

    Mine shoots to point of aim at 25 yards and I can hold the black on the 25 yard pistol target one handed.

    Not quite as accurate as my Gold Cup but not far off.
  4. rodwha

    rodwha Well-Known Member

    I am quite drawn to the '62 Colt, and feel that I absolutely need one!
    I'm not sold on which one as I prefer the looks of the Navy, but don't care for the scroll work. I'd prefer the Police cylinder.

    I figured I'd probably get the Navy version since the shorty barrel is a Police version, and just get an additional cylinder.

    And there is something about convertible multipurpose stuff that I really like. In this case a 6 1/2" barrel for small game, and the short 3 1/2" barrel that's available for a true (modern) pocket gun.

    And then there is the birds head grip design that can be made. Just need an extra back strap and grips...

    So I'm curious as to what kind of groups you guys get and with what load at 15/25 yds. Care to divulge?
  5. PRM

    PRM Well-Known Member

    rodwha, if your basing that on my pics - my Pocket Police barrel was shortened. They were originally the same length.
  6. Pancho

    Pancho Well-Known Member

    The shorter the barrel and the shorter the loading lever makes for less leverage and more problems loading the pistol. I'm not even mentioning the shortening of the sight plane between the front and rear sights resulting in the loss of accuracy.
    In other words, stay with the longer barrel.
  7. StrawHat

    StrawHat Well-Known Member

    Once I figure what my sights are doing in relation to where the bullets are hitting, I do what I can to regualte them. After that, I rarely shoot at paper. Since you are interested in small game, walk your fields and use pop cans, trash, etc for targets and shoot from field positions. If there is a rest handy, use it. If not, kneeling and sitting make good solid positions.

    I can easily take small game and rodents with my Pocket Police revolvers and have done so to 40 or so yards. I have taken targets at much longer ranges. Both are a lot of fun.

    If you do get one with a short barrel and rammer, use a 6"length of pipe to exted the leverage. Slip it over the rammer and you'll be pleased with the extra length.

    New front sights are not hard to dovetail and filing the rear notch is doable. No reason to live with a revolver that shoots high, low, left or right.
  8. rodwha

    rodwha Well-Known Member

    PRM: Taylor's sells a 3 1/2" Police barrel.

    Pancho: The 3 1/2" barrel doesn't have a loading lever. I had considered just getting a Cimarron 4 1/2" version with a lever and calling it good without any additional barrel assembly.

    I figured I'd use the 6 1/2" barrel for game gettin' and swap to the 3 1/2" barrel for pocket use. I also figured I could swap out the backstrap and have one made in the birds head style for pocket carry, and use the standard grip while putting the whack to little critters.

    Strawhat: I intend on finding a good yucca plant "stick" to smooth a groove in to use as a shooting stick to see if it works well for steadying a pistol.

    I figured I'd start with the rear sight as I'd prefer not to add any sight height.

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