Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by albanian, Feb 21, 2005.
Keep in mind the .22 auto are cheaper to manufacter then .22 revolvers due to lower labor cost.
Make mine a OLD Model 18 please.
Rimfire revolvers take more money to make them as accurate as autos. You have to deal with differences between chambers, cylinder gap, timing, alignment, etc.
Rimfire autos (all of the match grade ones) usually have fixed barrels that add a lot to accuracy.
Also, if they're shooting for speed then the auto definately has an advantage.
Part of this might be that the Single-Six barrel is a compromise for both .22 LR and .22 magnum, also might be the bullet jump to the forcing cone/barrel, but I would assume that any revolver might be less accurate than a semi-auto due to the fact that it would only take a minute difference in each of the chambers to effect accuracy. In a semi-auto, every round goes through the same chamber, with a revolver, each round is in a separate chamber.
Wonder if that could be caused from lack of pratice with the revolver?
My answer to this would have been revo (K22 or Single Six) - and up to a point still is. I have to modify that tho because shooting pins each week with 22/45 and red dot - has shown that the potential in that gun is high - better than I can shoot it.
In the end, I daresay there is little to choose.
training and plinking with a 4" barrel Smith & Wesson model 18
instead. After I became really good with this weapon, I decided
I wanted to try an auto in .22LR caliber. I opted for a Colt Match
Target Woodsman, 3rd generation that proved to be as we say
in the firearms business "a tack driver". So honestly, I would say
I can shoot either equally well.
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
I have at least a dozen 22's, 2 revolvers and a bunch of autos that sit in the safe waiting for guests to use them.
Old S&W 17 that is way beyond accurate and my trusty M63 revolving machinegun. I'm not a Michulek but that thing is fast and rolls up running bunnies like a rug.
My constant companion.
A good trigger can be put on an auto, revolvers come with 'em.
Autos are used in the matches because hammer manipulation breaks concentration for most match shooters, changes grip, lots of little stuff. The big bores are autos and changing to a revo messes you up.
Or, more likely, it's me.
I love my Colt Government Marvel converted .22. Its my baby.
I bet I would have similar results with a good target revo as the Mk II because for me it's more about the platform than any mechanical accuracy and I would think the revo would lend itself better to slow fire groups.
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