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Old Yesterday, 02:45 PM   #1
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Looking for a DA 45acp to do this

I am new to revolvers, my Ruger NMBH single action 45 convertible with a 4 5/8 barrel is really my 1st. I tried a S&W 686 when I was new to shooting and didn't like it.

Without spending a fortune, I wonder what options there are for a double action 45 acp with a 6" barrel.

Accuracy desired is comparable to this result from my Blackhawk 45 (I surprised myself as my usual result is inconsistent), but shows the gun's potential

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Old Yesterday, 02:48 PM   #2
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Having challenge posting pic from Photobucket. Usually when selecting the "IMG" and copying the pasting via our pic icon the iage gets pasted.

Not so somehow this time?
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Old Yesterday, 08:20 PM   #3
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Try only using the photobucket IMG code, don't do anything else.


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Old Yesterday, 08:26 PM   #4
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Be sure and delete the http:// that popes up when you open the photo insert icone to.

Then just past the Photobucket direct link in the blank space.

If you leave the http:// in the box, the direct link won't work.

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Old Yesterday, 08:42 PM   #5
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Box? What box?


Ignore the insert image stuff, just paste the photobucket IMG code into the body of the message, no need to do anything else, and no need to use any of the tools on the top of the text area.
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Old Yesterday, 08:48 PM   #6
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See the little yellow icon with the mountains and moon above where you type?

Place your curser where you want the photo in your post.
Then click the little yellow photo icon.

Another box will open in your post.
Then delete the http://, and paste the direct Photobucket link in it and click OK.

You can then go to 'Advanced' & Preview post at the bottom right of the text window and see if it worked before posting.

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Yes, I figured out what the box was. To insert photobucket images you don't need that at all, just paste the IMG code into the message and it shows. Don't do anything with the insert image thing, its completely unnecessary for photobucket images.
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Old Yesterday, 10:43 PM   #9
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Nice group, what distance?

I've had a couple of the Smith & Wesson 1955 Target and they generally shoot extremely well. I think they may be a bit pricey today though. the later stainless gun was available with a 6" barrel I think, (maybe just a 4 and 5"?). I'd guess they will shoot very well also. Under 2" at 25 yards, if not better with good ammo. I think the 1955's would do 1 1/2" @ 50 yards with match ammo.
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What distance are you shooting from? Is that a 3" circle for the bullseye. My Taurus 455 will have a group like that at 15yds, but it is a 4" barrel. They don't make them anymore though so you have to find a used one, probably around $500. I never tried grouping farther the 15yds, I usually shot steel only with pistols. If you are shooting farther I can always step out back and shoot a target at whatever distance you want then post a pic of the target.
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Old Today, 12:22 AM   #11
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I was just going to say that posting nice targets without specifying the range they were shot is kind of.....worthless. But that is a nice group. I guess. FWIW it's worth I have a 1988 Model 625 that will place 6 rounds into a 3/4" hole at 15 yards. It did it when new in 1988 and it will still do it today (if I'm up to it). And it will never be for sale.
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Old Today, 07:30 AM   #12
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Currently, the only option for a new DA 45 ACP revolver is from S&W. Used guns, mostly S&W, can also be found. I have a Model 25-2 that was my competition revolver for quite a few years.

If you are willing to consider other barrel lengths, they can be found in 3", 4", 5", 6", 6 1/2" and I believe 8 3/8".
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Old Today, 09:08 AM   #13
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Thanks guys for illuminating me on the photos I think I was having senior moments yesterday because I have posted many images before. I suspect RC was righ in that when I pasted into the box I didn't delete the http.

Good tip Malamute to bypass that little box, seems redundant.

Distance was 25 yards and that circle is 2 inches.

Sorry for not posting the distance, I thought it was written on the plate that day. I always shoot at 25 yards; only less when practicing defensive shooting which I rarely practice anyway. Practicing for Bullseye with revolvers - can't use the NMBH for competitions because its SAO, thus my search for DA 45acp's. I always use 200gr LSWC for my 45's.

I know S&W makes a 45acp currently but it's only a 4" barrel and it's rumored to have cylinder sizing issues like the NMBH. I suspected it would be necessary to find an older target gun and pay more, was just hoping somebody knew something I didn't.

I have been de-leading the NMBH barrel every 3 cylinders or so - which may not be necessary after recently widening the crimp (these shots were wider crimp). That's a different thread for a different day
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Old Today, 09:32 AM   #14
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Very nice 25 yd. group sir.
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Old Today, 10:35 AM   #15
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Yes, that is a nice 25 yard group.

The "insert image" has a purpose I'm sure, but the IMG code from photobucket doesn't require it.

I'd suggest a Smith 25-2, otherwise known as the 1955 Target. I don't know what they go for these days, but I'm sure that even one with less than perfect finish would still shoot extremely well.

I'm curious about your leading problem. I've not used any commercial cast bullets that leaded that badly. The soft swaged bullets can lead. I used some Remington swaged 38 bullets in the early 80's that had a black dry lube on them, they leaded badly in everything we shot them in.
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Old Today, 10:47 AM   #16
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625 s&w

This was shot @ 25 yards with my 625 Smith. It has a 5" barrel which at the time was the standard length. It was my PPC gun back in the day and always shot well. YMMV

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Does it have to be a 6" .45acp?

The 625 came in 5", and now that USPSA has allowed the 8-shot 627 to play, I suspect you'd be able to find some good deals on used and tuned 5" 625s.
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Does it have to be a 6" .45acp?

The 625 came in 5", and now that USPSA has allowed the 8-shot 627 to play, I suspect you'd be able to find some good deals on used and tuned 5" 625s.
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