How Accurate is Your 4" Revolver?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by SharpsDressedMan, Mar 31, 2013.

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  1. huntershooter

    huntershooter Member

    Dec 4, 2005
    No target photos, it never occurs to me to take them...
    "Most accurate 4 inch" title goes to a model 28 (that outshoots any of my model 27's, irregardless of barrel length.) with a handload of a 180 gr. WFNGC and AA#9.
    This revolver shoots 2" @ 50 yds. from a benchrest.



    2nd place goes to a 625-6 Mountain Gun (.45 Colt).
    I opened the cylinder throats to .4525" with a Manson finish reamer as they were too tight from the factory (as every new .45/.44 caliber S&W has been that I've acquired).
    With a 255 gr. GCKTSWC and 2400 it will shoot 2.25" @ 50 yds.


  2. PRM

    PRM Member

    Apr 14, 2008
    LOL - Shouldn't have been drinking coffee, now I gotta clean my computer screen:what:
  3. Jonah71

    Jonah71 Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    Central Missouri near Whiteman A.F.B.
    Well, if I hadn't been an idiot and traded away my old ruger '72 Security Six...............!
  4. Godsgunman

    Godsgunman Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    Olathe, KS
    Dont have a 4" but a 3" Taurus 65 that I can shoot out the little 2" or 3" sillouhette in the upper left hand corner everytime @ 7yds. This is a carry gun so I never shoot from a bench or with any support. Its plenty accurate for my purposes.
  5. wiringlunatic

    wiringlunatic Member

    Dec 29, 2011
    I don't have an extensive collection like many of you, but the only 4" I have is my daily carrying companion, a Taurus 82 in .38 Special. The first time I ever shot it (to that point I had probably fired less than 25 rounds from a handgun if you don't count BB guns) I emptied the cylinder from a rest, then reloaded it and it hit every one on a steel plate maybe 10" in diameter at 25 yards single action. Considering those were shots 7-12 from a new-to-me gun, I was impressed. Especially since all but 4 of my previous shots had been from my wife's H&R topbreak snubbie which has about a 75 lb DAO trigger and a grip I can only get one finger on. (the other 4 were from a CZ 75 9mm which was nearly perfect -- wait, let me savor the memory again.....) Anyway, years later the ol' Taurus has lots less bluing and a little surface rust from carrying in our sticky summers, but I'll still trust it to hit what I need hit.

    BTW, kudos for carrying a 4" revolver. I talk to guys all the time who say they "need" to carry a gun I could swallow with a big glass of water so they can conceal it. My Taurus is on my waist right now and you wouldn't see it if I don;t show it to you.
  6. codefour

    codefour Member

    Mar 5, 2011
    N. California
    Me and a couple friends were at our local gun club shooting 200 yards with rifles. The range has 12 inch steel plates as targets.

    I had my four inch Redhawk on my hip in .44 Mag. I thought, why not. After a few sighters to get the elevation correct, I was hitting 4-5 out if six on the steel plates at 200 using a sandbag. Standing, I fell to 2-3 out of 6 at 200. So yes, four inch revolvers can be very accurate.

    What was interesting, I had better luck with .44 Special just had to use more elevation.
  7. mavracer

    mavracer Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    I've got a few 4" revolvers and they are very accurate. Not sure which is most accurate but the Python, S&W 686SSR and Redhawk 44mag will all shoot one hole groups at 25 if I do my part.
    Had a buddy sighting in his AR at 100yards using a B27 sihlouette a while back when he was done I asked if i could shoot at it using the 686 off hand I was rewarded with a pie-plate size group in the lower abdomen. He just shook his head.
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