Revolver Accuracy

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posted on May 28, 2009
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Wiley,
I have always enjoyed your articles throughout the years, especially on revolver accuracy. The 4000 round "100 Yard Dash" 357 shootout is one of my all time favorites! I have no Ransom Rest but have managed to shoot good groups over the years utilizing a scope and firing from a benchrest. Two of my current revolvers are the best I have ever fired. A 686 six inch and 629 Classic 6 1/2". The picture shows my best effort to date at 50 yards with the 629 Classic. The VV N-110 seems to be some good stuff! Thanks for the great write ups all these years! Always a fan!
Rob

 


Dear Rob:
Thanks for all the kind words about my writing over the years. I remember that "100-yard Dash" story, which I wrote with the assistance of my long term friend Stan Waugh. That shoot took four full days of shooting to complete and we were ready to kill each other by the time it was over. It's a tribute to Stan's loyalty that he kept putting up with me. I really got a kick out of some of those marathon shoots, though. If you are that interested in long range revolver accuracy, you need to get a Ransom Rest. However, I freely concede that a scope off a good bench can produce excellent results. Also, I have two early S&W L frames that are keepers in every sense of the word. One of them delivered the smallest handloaded group I ever fired - .29-inch for six at 25 yards. Handguns are far more accurate than anybody realizes and I like to talk with guys like you that know this. I'll keep writing as long as you keep reading.

I just got a look at your group with the 629 and I am impressed in the extreme! If that is a one-inch background grid, your group is almost exactly an inch wide and about three quarters of an inch high. I can't read the writing, but that one-holer is a tribute to your shooting and your equipment. My congratulations, sir.
Wiley Clapp

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