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#189319 - 02/01/18 07:36 PM Re: Most Accurate Long Range Cartridge [Re: spinsail]
JDK
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Will you at least require an oversized cowboy hat and cigar!
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#189321 - 02/01/18 07:56 PM Re: Most Accurate Long Range Cartridge [Re: spinsail]
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SPINSAIL: SHOOTING A LOT OF 454 CAN WEAR YOU AND THE GUN OUT, PLUS FEEDING THE 454 COSTS MORE THAN A FEEDING A 357.
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#189323 - 02/01/18 08:44 PM Re: Most Accurate Long Range Cartridge [Re: JDK]
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 Originally Posted By: JDK
Will you at least require an oversized cowboy hat and cigar!


Great idea! It just went in to the rule book.

45MAN, that makes sense. On your earlier post about Silhouette matches, you spoke about long barrels. Since this kind of thing doesn't need high velocity, and if using a red dot or scope I won't need a long sight radius, is the long barrel still an aide to accuracy?

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#189326 - 02/01/18 10:02 PM Re: Most Accurate Long Range Cartridge [Re: spinsail]
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LONGER SIGHT RADIUSES ARE USUALLY MORE ACCURATE THAN SHORTER ONES (WITH OPEN SIGHTS), BUT I DO NOT KNOW IF LONGER BARRELS ARE INHERENTLY MORE ACCURATE THAN SHORTER BARRELS.

A LONGER BARREL WILL USUALLY GIVE YOU HIGHER VELOCITIES, AND AT LONGER DISTANCES MORE VELOCITY IS NOT A BAD IDEA. I AM NOT SURE THAT VERY ACCURATE 148 gr WC's AT 800 fps IS THE ANSWER FOR LONG RANGE SHOOTING.
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#189327 - 02/02/18 12:49 AM Re: Most Accurate Long Range Cartridge [Re: spinsail]
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 Originally Posted By: spinsail

Ernie, what is your thinking with the 38 Special? Big, heavy for caliber bullet going slow, or less recoil, or shorter, more efficient case?

Off hand shooting, I would be looking for something like a S&W model 10 (Kinda of like an old PPC set-up) with a good set of target sights. Recoil is not going to be your friend. Accuracy, balance, great trigger pull, good sights, and grip that is designed for off-hand shooting. A handgun that is easy to shoot/low recoil.
I would use either a 38 Special or a 357 Mag for your game.
For LR shooting with a revolver from the bench or field rest, I would use a 357 Magnum.

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#189328 - 02/02/18 06:11 AM Re: Most Accurate Long Range Cartridge [Re: KRal]
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 Originally Posted By: KRal
^^^^^^^^ This was going to be my recommendation. A 357 mag housed in a Freedom Arms M83. You won't find a more accurate revolver, reguardless what caliber and the 357 is plenty shout enough to punch through the paper.
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