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Dedicated wadcutter target revolver

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by horsemen61, Aug 25, 2013.

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  1. horsemen61

    horsemen61 Member

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    Well guys I got into a recent debate with an old friend who has recently discovered revolvers and he has always been a semi guy:rolleyes:. So we were talking and he said " what do you shoot for practiceJulie ain't pregers with your revolvers" side note the caliber we are discussing is 357 magnum. "38 wadcutters I said I told him I liked the clean holes they leave." He said "huh never shot any." So we went and shot some as always perfect holes in the target :D. Anyways my buddy then asked me "so if you could pick any revolver to shoot just target load wadcutters through what would it be?" So I ask you if you could pick any revolver for this purpose alone what would it be ?
     
  2. Bearhands

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    my $.02

    6" S&W Model 14
     
  3. horsemen61

    horsemen61 Member

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    For me it is a 4 inch colt cobra that has a single action pull like butter baby it is awesome
     
  4. Iggy

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    Another vote for the S&W Model 14.
     
  5. pendennis

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    I have several -
    • Colt Officer's Model Match
    • Smith & Wesson Model 14-3
    • Colt Python (1978)
    • Smith & Wesson Model .357 (6.5" barrel) (1953)
    All are supremely accurate.

    I do shoot wad-cutter bullets in my .357 Magnums. I use Trail Boss Powder, and .357 Magnum cases, since I'm lazy, and don't like the carbon build-up in the Magnum cylinders.

    Now, if you want real accuracy, get a S&W Model 52. It's purpose-designed to shoot .38 wad-cutters. It and the Colt Model 1911, modified for the same cartridge are pleasures to shoot.
     
  6. CajunBass

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    A Fred Schmidt "Short Cylinder Conversion" K-frame, 38 PPC revolver.
     
  7. Texan Scott

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    Still struggling with "Julie ain't preggers"... but I like a dedicated K frame 38, not the longer cylindered 357.
     
  8. ColtPythonElite

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    Colt Python in 6" or maybe 8".
     
  9. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    S&W Model-14 Masterpiece.

    They won enough trophy's when revolvers still ruled NRA Bullseye to fill Donald Trumps big swimming pool six times over.


    IMO: No .357 chambered revolver will quite match a dedicated .38 Special chambered Model 14 target revolver.

    Unless it is an old Colt Officers Model Match .38 Special.

    rc
     
  10. horsemen61

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    Sorry Texan somehow my iPhone put that in it was a text from a friend
     
  11. LeonCarr

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    I would purchase a used PPC Revolver built on a Smith K-Frame with bull barrel, Aristocrat Sight Rib and super smooth action job.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
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    sounds like your friend ain't shooting wadcutters either
    Mine is a colt police saftey
     
  13. Barry the Bear

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    Look no further than the ruger security six!
     
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    I also have to go with the 6" S&W Model 14. That revolver was made for accuracy and it does what it was made to do very well!
     
  15. horsemen61

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    pics are welcome guys :D
     
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    One more for the S&W 14. I have a 6" and an 8 3/8". Both are amazingly accurate with wadcutters, which is what they were built for. They have target triggers, target sights & overtravel stop and IMO the 14 was considered a company flagship and got a bit more hand fitting and internal polishing than a 10 on a police contract.
     
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    1) S&W Model 14 with a 6" barrel.
    2) Colt Python .38 Special with an 8" barrel.
    3) Colt Officer's Model Match with a 6" barrel.
     
  18. bigtubby

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    My 6" S&W 14-1
     
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    Pictures?
    Well how about a matched pair. Model 17 and 14. Same size, same weight, same feel.
    Top one is a .22LR and the bottom is a .38 Spec.

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    I've got 3 pairs of them for the grand kids.
     
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    Any 38 or 357 that I happen to be shooting any given
    time.
     
  21. Jim Watson

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    A

    K-38. That's a Model 14 for those of you in the Digital Age.
     
  22. pendennis

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    Since you asked, here they are:
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    SW357Magnum1953LFT.gif
    TwoOfTheFinest.gif

    SampWModel52-1Left_zps3e20d17a.gif
     
  23. Jim Watson

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    K-38. That's a Model 14 for those of you in the Digital Age.

    As said, you can often pick up a PPC gun from somebody who has dropped out.
    A friend slap dab wore out a Fred Schmidt. Too bad Mr S. is since deceased.

    But really, any name brand .38 will amaze the Glock Generation.
     
  24. Mike OTDP

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    Unlimited? No holds barred? Probably a Manurhin MR73 target. Honorable mentions to the Python and Model 14. Actually, you can do some fantastic work with a Model 14 mated to a Python barrel.
     
  25. ATLDave

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    One of the most fun guns I ever shot was a Model 10 that had been thoroughly customized for PPC shooting. 6" long heavy barrel, giant Bomar rib, and a trigger so slick that three of the first six shots I took with it were true surprise breaks. I am the SECOND person in line to buy it if the owner ever decides to sell.
     
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