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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by icanthitabarn, Sep 22, 2012.

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  1. icanthitabarn

    icanthitabarn Member

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    It won't happen, even a two shot group lol. S+W model 13 on bag at 50'. Horn. RN 158 and B.E. I held off shooting anymore until a cease fire, for a pic. It turned out to be chance, as the group ended up at 2", or a little less. I opened the action and checked barrel after not seeing 2nd hole.

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  2. JFrame

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    My groups are smaller than the diameter of the bullets... [​IMG]

    Seriously, though -- that is an awfully pretty grouping there...! [​IMG]


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  3. Japle

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    50 feet with my Dan Wesson 15-2 VH with the 8" barrel attached.

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  5. Shimitup

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    icanthitabarn,

    This forum is a dangerous place to issue such a challenge. There's a number of pistols in my safe that will chew out the X at 25 yds. Apparently other folks safes too. Nice group Japle! Nice Browning too. That's one I've been wanting to add to my collection one day.

    P.S. icanthitabarn I don't mean to berate a nice group, just a little friendly ribbing. There's just a whole lot of shooters here with good pistols and good handloads.
     
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  6. 45_auto

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    Nothing exceptional about that group at 50' - it's well over an inch. It's not even reasonable around here given that it took over 4 or 5 seconds to shoot it.

    From the thread "What's a good measure for off-hand accuracy?"

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=674197&highlight=accuracy

     
  7. icanthitabarn

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    I'm not sure if I made sense but the bullet hole is two bullet holes. The black square is the target. I cut em from guys who shoot the big black stick on targets. They don't peel them but use a stapler and throw them out after a few hits.
     
  8. Japle

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    25 yards:

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    Does two hits in the shoulder on a running hog constitute a group?

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    +1. I'm not even that great of a pistol shooter, but I have half a dozen handguns that can put an entire magazine (or cylinder) into a ragged hole ~1" across at 50' from a rest. Off-hand, under 2" is not that difficult with these guns if I eat breakfast and lay off the coffee before the second pot.

    I don't mean to seem insulting, but everyone has a lucky day. Imagine my surprise this summer when 5 bullets made one hole at 118 yards out of my stock, pencil-barrel 16" AR10A2 carbine with Nikon Prostaff 3-9x. These were just mixed military brass, surplus powder and 150 gr. Hornady FMJBT reloads. Of course, I'll likely never see such a group again with this rifle, as the average 100 yard group from a rest is 1.3"...........
     
  12. icanthitabarn

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    Heck, I've done that so often I forget the number of times...

    It's the other 3 or more that's the problem. :banghead: :D
     
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    Wish I had taken a picture of my group at a 300m paper target firing prone with an M4. 3 round group covered by a dime with 2 rounds going through the same hole but with slightly different exit on the backing. After that I was never without a camera on the range.
     
  16. Doc3402

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    So in other words, you missed...twice. I'm just kidding you. That is a good group, especially if you were trying to do that. Heck. I'm still trying to do a happy face at 25 yards. He always comes out with a sneer.
     
  17. MrBorland

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    Nice, but 2 shots doesn't constitute a "group". A two-bullet hole is called a "double". I agree doubles are often by chance, and you'll even see them occasionally when the shooting really speeds up, such as in USPSA & IDPA matches.
     
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    I fired a chance two shots precisely through the same hole once...interestingly enough...with a 3-inch Model 13 on the first two rounds I ever fired through it. Distance was about 30 feet, I think. Kneeling, resting my gun hand elbow on my knee. Pure chance.

    Here's a 14-shot/25 yard group fired from a Norinco 1911 after fitting a Kart barrel for the owner, fired from sandbags under his wrists. No throwaways. Locked in a magazine and fired to slidelock...repeat. PMC ball.

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    Sarcasm.

    Did this with a scoped rifle ONCE.:rolleyes:
     
  20. icanthitabarn

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    Well I guess with all the lead that we have all shot that this isn't that rare. I can't recall it happening before where there was no evidence of a second shot. You guys have some nice groups, and must own some great firearms :)
     
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    Nice double!!

    I don't think I've done that yet. If I have I just kept shooting and didn't notice! lol.

    Here's my best.

    30' off hand. Ruger GP100. Trigger/hammer spring kit. The lower 4th hole is from another group.

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    Remember that shot by Elmer Keith at 600 yards with an iron sight .44 magnum that caused a lot of people to call him a liar? Check it out here. It's an old story that many of you old timers will remember. If you say, "Who's Elmer Keith?" you have a lot to catch up on!
     
  23. MrBorland

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    FWIW, Keith's own description of the event isn't pretty, and involves more than a single shot: After his client wounded the animal with a poor rifle shot, Keith missed on his first shot, hit it at 600 yards with the 2nd, but the bullet hit the deer in the jaw and exited the nose. Keith's 3rd shot knocked the animal off a ridge, out of sight, but very much alive. After 2 more shots from the client's rifle, the animal was still alive, "walking along all humped up very slowly", and it took a final (by my counting) 7th shot (again, by my counting, 6 of which hit the animal) to finally drop the animal.


    Back OT, as far as revolver groups...

    Here's one from CoolLuke's recent THR match: 4" DAO S&W 686 .357mag. 10 yards, 3 rounds supported & 3 rounds standing, unsupported (0.25" & 0.26", respectively).

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    ...And one using a stock 4" S&W 617 .22LR, 25 yards, standing, unsupported, shot double action. 5 rounds @ 0.95"

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  24. Japle

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    Gun: Freedom Arms Mini-Revolver
    Caliber: .22LR
    Barrel Length: 1”
    Ammo: Remington Thunderbolt
    Rounds per group: 3
    Number of groups: 6
    Average group size: 1.202”
    Distance: 200 meters
    Conditions: 2AM, Thunderstorm, Drunk, During an earthquake.

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    JAPLE WINS!!!! Good shoot'n on that hog. Good shooter period. I used a 357 revolver for 20 years on hogs.
     
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