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Some groups at 25 yards.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by esheato, Dec 20, 2012.

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  1. esheato

    esheato Member

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    Got the itch today to do some shooting. It's been entirely too long, but I wasn't let down. The range idiots were out in force. A major reason why I haven't been shooting much lately.

    I digress, I finally found a spot to myself and got to it.

    I wanted to do some accuracy work and try to tighten those groups a bit. Wind was left to right, 5-10 mph. Sun was 2 o'clock and in my eyes for the entire time.

    Distance was a LRF 25 yards using NRA slow fire targets printed on standard card stock and some similar homemade targets scaled to the same dimensions to save on printer ink.

    Guns shot were a Colt Python, Colt Trooper (I think) and a S&W 66-2. The Trooper has been heavily worked over and turned into a PPC gun (heavy bbl, full rib, etc).

    Load was my standard plinking load of a 148 DEWC with 2.5 grains of Bullseye over a Winchester small pistol primer. Never bothered chrono'ing them but I estimate them to be around 700 fps. Like I said, plinking load.

    I shot the PPC gun first, then the S&W and finally the Python. I shot 10 rounds one handed, then 10 rounds two handed.

    On to the pics...

    Here is the PPC gun. I dare say I purchased this for maybe $300 bucks about 7 years ago already worked over.

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    One hand flat out sucks...too much heavy barrel hanging out there to hold it steady.

    Two handed...not bad.

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    Honestly, I was a bit surprised I did this well with this gun. It has the shortest sight radius off all three revolvers. On top of that, I wasn't really feeling the orange insert on the front sight, but it was working for me.

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    I'll fully claim that loony shot on the top. I shanked it. No other way to put it. Of course it was the last shot of the group too!

    All in all, I'm not a bullseye shooter, that's for sure!

    Ed
     
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    You are supposed to blame the wind- at least that's what I do. :D
     
  3. esheato

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    Actually, I might have had some dirt in my eye. ;)
     
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    Those groups are a whole lot better than I usually see down here in sunny SE Florida.
     
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    Thanks.

    They're not terribly hot in the big picture but I would guess they're better than most. Heck, I don't even see many people shooting for accuracy at 25 yards.
     
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    My wife shot this at 25 yrds with SW Highway Patrolman

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    Spot on.

    Kudos to you for working on your marksmanship. Sight picture & trigger control are called "the fundamentals" for good reason; and no matter what form of shooting you endeavor, you really can't get past them. Nicely done.
     
  8. PzGren

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    Here in SE Florida we are among the very few that bring their targets out to 25 yards. Most people prefer the B-27 at 10 feet and their groups are worse than the groups of my sons or me.

    But then, they learnt shootin' back in Indiana when they where in pre-k. The good ole days.
     
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