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rate of twist and grooves ?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by jimg454, Nov 18, 2006.

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  1. jimg454

    jimg454 Member

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    Im looking for a 357 and I’m trying to decide between the Taurus 66 with adjustable rear sight 7 round capacity 4” barrel 1:16” rate of twist with 5 grooves or

    Taurus 65 fixed sights 6 round capacity 4” barrel 1:16.50” rate of twist with 6 grooves

    So the question is if 6 grooves is better than 5?
    On a 4” barrel will it make a bit of difference?
    And the same for the rate of twist?

    If any one is selling one let me know I’m in Olympia, WA

    http://www.taurustactical.com/products/gunselector-results.cfm?series=MF2
     
  2. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    I actually prefer a 6 shot but got a M66 a few years ago and do like the adjustable sights. Mine is pretty much a house gun which my wife happens to shoot very well with +P and so haven't put a huge lot of mag loads thru.

    To be honest I really doubt the grooves count will make any difference that is perceptible - and not that small twist rate difference either. This 4" 66 shoots very accurately and out the box had a sweet trigger, both SA and DA.


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  3. Old Fuff

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    Most of the manufacturers use a 1 to 16 (give or take a fraction) twist. S&W has stuck to a 1 to 18 3/4 twist they started using back in 1899. From a practical point of view I don't think you'll find it makes any difference. Buy which ever revolver you like best.
     
  4. jimg454

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    thanks for the in put
     
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