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    Most accurate revolver out of the box.

    I'm wondering what each of you think is the most accurate out of the box revolver when shooting boolits?

    I bet some of these will show up:

    Freedom Arms M83
    Dan Wesson .44
    S&W K38
    S&W 29
    GP100
    Colt Python

    And of course theres got to be somebody mention BFRs...

    So in the interest of shooting the bull, what do you think?

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    In my experience, the S&W K-38 has been the most accurate, but mine is an older one that I've had since the mid 1970's.

    Hope this helps.

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    My personal experience demands that I list it as a Colt Officers Model Special!!!!
    I have, also an OMT and an OMM but the OMS just seems to be a little bit "Special".

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    yep FA 83!
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    FA83 by a bunch!
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    Most accurate that I've ever owned and, therefore, can personnally vouch for is a S&W 586-2 followed, closely, by another S&W, a 1955 Target in .45 ACP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guesser View Post
    My personal experience demands that I list it as a Colt Officers Model Special!!!!
    Ditto. Mine is pre WW2, totally original, and nothing else I have can touch it. Just wish there were some sort of match format around here where I could use it.
    So long, and thanks for all the fish.

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    Most Accurate Revolvers

    In my experience with target revolvers, the best I have come across have been the S&W K-38's, the older M29's in 44 Mag, and the legendary Colt Python. That refers to "out of the box" and no tinkering with the triggers or the innerds in any way. With the right loadings and in the hands of a competent marksman, these revolvers will group excellently. If one starts with "tuning" them then accuracy can be phenomenal.
    There are without doubt a few others that have performed well over the years and all the revolvers that meet this criteria are an absolute joy to own and shoot. LLS

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    S&W 52 with a 38 wad cutter over about 3.5 gr BE for me. Sorry I now realize this was for a revolver not an auto pistol. Sorry.
    Last edited by smoked turkey; 08-23-2011 at 11:27 PM. Reason: I see this was for revolver so ignore my post

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    Going to take some flack on this one for sure but the most accurate pistol I own or have owned ( I have owned a few ) is a clunky , old Herters .401 Power Mag. Out of the box and with very mild loads only it will consistantly out shoot any thing I have ever owned or shot.
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    US Firearms SA in 38-40. Both of 'em shoot exactly to point of aim and make teeny, tiny groups.

    Amazing quality.
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    Most M52's think they're revolvers, mine does. I never could get it to shoot ACP's.

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    Smith 657 in 41 mag of course. Then my Mod 25-2 in 45ACP ( 1983 date) Rugers arent bad either.

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    Every K-38 I've ever shot has been amazing. Speaking of that, I think I need another one.
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    ive got two fa guns and many full blown customs with match barrels and none shoot as well as the 610 smith i had. Id say of all the guns ive had N frame smiths in 44mag too have been right up there with the best.
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    S&w K-38, 6".
    How's that hope and change working for you?

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    I have several FA 83 and S&W revolvers all are capeable of shooting 1 1/2 at 50 yards from a bench with a scope, with cast bullets . but i would have to give FA my vote as ive shot many 3/4 to 1/2 inch groupes at 50 yards with them ! ive never done it with my S&W revolvers.
    but a 1 1/2 is at 50 yards is still pretty good ! and accepitable to me.
    As for the other choices ! ive never owned any of them to be able to give a opinion

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    Best ever for me is a 4" Colt Python, by a wide margin.
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    That is the most argumentative post that one could post. In all my years of shooting any of the listed guns could win on a certain day with the correct ammo, weather conditions, and shooter.
    It is a question that good take years to prove or disapprove and then the final answer that was deemed correct would not be the same if any of the variables were changed.
    While working as a police instructor/armorer I have seen many guns deemed impossible to hit with. That very gun could be picked up by a skilled person and hit the center with each fired round.
    I am in no way trying to spoil your fun but lets start another poll on one of the automotive forums and ask which is the best truck, Chevrolet, Dodge Ford, or Toyota?
    Have fun and please print your results. Later David
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