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Dedicated wadcutter target revolver

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

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  1. Taroman

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    While I have no "dedicated" wad guns, I shoot Hornady's 148 HBWCs from these and many others:
    14-2. Closest to a dedicated wad gun. HBWC over 2.8 gr. Bullseye:
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    28-2. It rocks with the same bullet in a 357 case over 3.6 gr. 231:
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    In fact, shot a club "good bad and ugly" match on Saturday. Last stage included poker chips at 50 yards. Managed to hit 8 of 10 of them.
     
  2. lowercase

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    Good old Model 10 treats me alright. For some reason, I like the fixed sight guns, even for target shooting.

    Model 10-5.

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    Model 10-10. Sometimes, I like the heavy barrel better at the shooting range.

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  3. Dframe

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    I've fired thousands of wadcutters through numerous revolvers. The most accurate were a Colt Officers Model, and an Old S&W 38 target though I don't remember the model number it was a K frame. I really like lowercases 10-10. I have a Colt Metropolitan in much the same configuration that is so accurate it's scary. Yup I really like fixed sight heavy barreled revolvers.
     
  4. oneounceload

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    And just for something a little different, there was the R&P S&W 32SWL I briefly owned - a lovely I-frame with 6 inch barrel and adjustable sights that shot .32 wad cutters scary accurate

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  5. Plastikosmd

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    Here are my two dedicated wadcutters. Smith 52 semi and a Fred Schmidt custom model 10 with a short cylinder that will only chamber wadcutters, note the gap under the cylinder rod and long throat
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  6. SwampWolf

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    Nice pictures, pedennis. Those would be my picks too and I would add the Colt Officers Model Special to the collection.
     
  7. beag_nut

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    Everything mentioned and shown so far is very nice.
    May I add my personal favorite?: my Ruger GP100 6" barrel. Sorry no pics, but a Ruger is a Ruger.
     
  8. mavracer

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    My 14 isn't real pretty so I ain't showing it off, but since I got my 52 I've decided to only shoot wadcutters out of the two of them.
     
  9. Starter52

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    I would rather shoot a Model 14 than any other .38 revolver, but that said, my 6" Python is the most accurate .38 wadcutter revolver I've ever seen. I just wish the Colt would fit my hand as easily as the K-frame.
     
  10. ArkieVol

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    Repeat...

    Iggy says:
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  11. PJSprog

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    Honorable mention to the model 10, which I used to carry as a duty weapon (... more than a few years ago). Incredibly accurate for fixed sights. I really like my 6" bbl 686, though. It's single action is hair-ish.

    And yeah, it's great when the semi-auto-only guys laugh at the looks of a wadcutter, then get to see why they're made that way.
     
  12. tipoc

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    Colt Officer's Model

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  13. tipoc

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    S&W Combat Masterpiece (pre model 15)

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    Two Model 14s

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  14. Iggy

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    Tipoc,

    My, my that Officer's model with the Ropers is beautimus!!
    Where's the envy smiley??
     
  15. Hoppes Love Potion

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    Another vote for the Model 14 K-38 Masterpiece. I believe the K-38 was factory tested to within 1.5" at 50 yards.
     
  16. 788Ham

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    Colt Python 6", and my Colt Trooper 4", both scary shooters.
     
  17. BADUNAME2

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    The Model 14 is the one to beat. I've got my grandpa's, and it hasn't forgotten anything in the intervening decades.

    Sent from my C771 using Tapatalk 2
     
  18. earplug

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    My four inch M-65 that is drilled and tapped for a Ultra dot. It would out shoot my 8 inch M-14.
     
  19. Jaymo

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    My favorite Colts and Smiths have been posted here.
    All, except one.
    I am a lifelong HUGE fan of Colt revolvers.
    What I'm going to say may surprise y'all.




    Smith and Wesson model 586 or 686.
    The L frame Smiths have absolutely fantastic triggers.
    They're also fantastic shooters.
    And, since they have the same size grip as a K frame, they fit my hands much better than the Python (which is my grail gun, but the Smith still fits me better).

    I absolutely love the model 10 heavy barrel that I picked up dirt cheap.
    She's not pretty enough to show off here. That's why I got her cheap.
    Poor, unloved K frame. How can anyone not love a K?
    Even before I was a confirmed Smith fan, I loved the K frames.
    And the J frames.
    And the I frames.
    And the N frames.
    Now, I'm all hot and bothered for a blue L frame.
    Good enough for Jerry Miculek, good enough for me.
    Has there ever been a more perfect sized .38 duty gun than a K frame?
     
  20. TrueTexan

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    I agree Ruger Security Six. I would go with a six inch barrel. I had one many years ago and sold it, wish I hadn't.
     
  21. Jim Watson

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    Tipoc,

    Do you know who worked over that OMT?
    That coil spring and doohickey under the mainspring doesn't look like anything out of Hartford.

    It does not appear in Roper's book, even though you have his stocks.
     
  22. Jaymo

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    Nice 52s. I always wanted one.
     
  23. jad0110

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    S&W Model 14 for me too. Though most any .38 revolver is going to be capable of great accuracy.

    Here's my Model 14/17 combo:


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  24. funnelcake

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    Colt Officers Model Special.

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  25. PO2Hammer

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    The Python is the most accurate gun for HBWC's I've shot. Better than the S&W 67 I used to own and better than my Freedom Arms 97 or my GP100.

    The results were interesting at 50 yards. My 67 with S&W's slower twist (1:17.5?) would not stabilize out to 50 with one brand of factory HBWC's, but would with the other (Fed and Win, can't remember which one though). All the bullets left the same pattern in the target, all yawed the same amount - must have been close to 45º, and in the same direction. Even with the tumbling they turned in a decent 6" group (rested).

    The Python always left round holes at 50 yards. IIRC the twist there is 1:16. Groups were as good as I could hold or see.

    I hope you have a line on ammo.
     
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