which do you shoot better, .22lr revolvers or autos?

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  1. albanian

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    I keep hearing from people that say that they have a .22lr revolver that is more accurate than this or that and they can shoot it better. I can only shoot a .22lr revolver moderatly well. I can shoot an auto much better. Why is it that the rimfire matches always have .22lr autos and no revolvers? Are revolver less accurate than the autos? I know that the Ruger MKII is very accurate.
     
  2. whm1974

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    The reason a lot of people shoot better with a revolver is that they SLOW down when shooting. I shoot fast with my S&W 22A myself.

    Keep in mind the .22 auto are cheaper to manufacter then .22 revolvers due to lower labor cost.

    -Bill
     
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    Make mine a OLD Model 18 please. :D
     
  4. Fumbler

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    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.
     
  5. Sistema1927

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    My Ruger Standard Model is more accurate than my Ruger Single-Six.

    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.
     
  6. JuniorG

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    The only 22LR handgun I own is a Ruger 22/45. out of the box it was accurate with very tiny groups at ten yards and respectable groups at 25. I shoot my friends SW revolver once in awhile and I just cant get the accuracy that he does.

    Wonder if that could be caused from lack of pratice with the revolver?
     
  7. bean357

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    I do quite a bit of shooting with the 22 autos I own: Beretta 87, Ruger MKII, and several Buckmarks. I have one revolver, a Rossi 518 that I do not shoot that often, not sure why, but when I have them all out, I definitely shoot the best with this one!
     
  8. 17RemFan

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    I have a Colt trooper MKIII in 22Lr.Its new to me and im trying hard to sort it out with wich ammo it likes best.Its a heavy gun so it makes for a stable shooting platform.I just gave it a molly fusion treatment to the 6" barrel to see if that help improove the groups any.Im going to try some cci mini mags next or maybe some stingers ..
     
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    Ahhh - MkIII Trooper - had one of those - long gone sadly.

    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.
     
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    Revolver.


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  11. Ala Dan

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    It was quite a few years before I ever owned a .22LR self-loader;
    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.

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
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    My semi-automatic .22 caliber match pistols are fitted with red dot scopes, which gives them a distinct advantage over my iron-sighted revolvers.
     
  13. kikilee

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    Colt Woodsman Autoloader. This gun shoots better than I am capable of....
     
  14. Sam

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    Revolver are best for me.
    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.

    Sam
     
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    I shoot my 22/45 better than my Single-Six and it bothers the heck outta me, to be honest. I really do prefer the Single-Six but I think it may not be as inherently accurate.

    Or, more likely, it's me.

    Jeff
     
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    I have both the Ruger MKII and S&W 617. The trigger on the Smith need to be gone over by a gunsmith because it is too heavy for my taste. It is hard to tell if the revolver is better or not in my case due to the heavy trigger. I'll break down one day and pay to have that done, but as is now the Ruger MKII is a LOT easier to shoot better.
     
  17. Black Majik

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    i honestly shoot autoloaders more naturally.... so autoloaders for me.

    I love my Colt Government Marvel converted .22. Its my baby. :D
     
  18. jamz

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    I suppose that whatever you shoot more of, you shoot better.

    -James
     
  19. Peter M. Eick

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    Revolver by far.
     
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    I am much more accurate with my ten-inch Pac-Lite than with my K-22's, but I expect that is due to the extra four inches of sight radius and the aftermarket sights.
     
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    i believe i am more accurate with my revolver because as someone stated above , i slow down between shots.
     
  23. Black Snowman

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    I can't say because I've never shot a target grade revo. I have shot the Ruger MK II Governmnet Competition and have a Browning Buckmark 5.5 Target. I shoot smaller groups with the Mk II do to the heavier nose weight giving a more stable platform. I shoot pins better with my Buckmark because it changes direction faster.

    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.
     
  24. happy old sailor

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    auto, particularly the SnW M41. stock grips are not the way to get best sccuracy, oh, need match ammo too. of course, this helps any decent rifle/pistol revo/auto. pricey, indeed. think it is Herrets that makes a replacement set of slabside grips for the M41 that gives it the feel of a 1911. the way to go IMO.
     
  25. absolute0

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    I shoot my Buckmark, Single Six & Diamondback equally poorly :rolleyes:
     
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