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    Devereaux
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    New Wheelie

    Post by Devereaux on Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:11 pm

    Tuesday I got together with a guy I had done SASS shooting with some years back. Grit is a very nice guy who lives out in the country, on what once was a gravel mine. It is generally filled in, but there is a lot of land, leading to the fact that he has set up shooting ranges in his back yard, and a longer rifle range (about 280 yds) if you drive around to the back.

    So a couple of us got together to do a little shooting and to go out to eat (Mexican - nice little hole-in-the-wall place). Reason for the gathering was that I had given Grit a brick of white box military .22 pistol match ammo. He shoots this awesome single shot rifle at his local club at 300 yds, and found that the ammo I gave him was the most accurate AND consistent (it knocked down the steel plate) he could find. And he was running out. So he wanted to know if I had any to spare and would either sell or trade for it.

    I scrounged in the basement and found about 4k rounds or so in an ammo can. We settled on a S&W Model 10-5 with rubber grips (not a round butt). That's a snubbie in .38 Spl with 6 shots. So it's not the lightweight with shrouded hammer but the exposed hammer.

    I took it to a regular square range yesterday (I had been shooting at steel plates at Grit's, along with my Sig and a Colt 1911). I was amazed at its accuracy at relatively short range. I shot at about 15', but they grouped and were pretty much POAPOI. Not sure what all it would do with other loads, but I am pleased with my new toy.
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    Re: New Wheelie

    Post by Cornmastah on Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:06 pm

    That is cool! Love getting "new" revolvers. Got any pics?
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    Re: New Wheelie

    Post by Devereaux on Fri Jul 03, 2015 5:38 pm

    No. But perhaps when I get home again I can take a quickie and post it.
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    Re: New Wheelie

    Post by Tennessee Jed on Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:12 am

    Outstanding! I'm a huge fan of that model. You know I bought a 4 inch barrel version for my mother. We shot it just yesterday.

    I would love to have a snub version.

    For what it's worth I have found the sights on the 10-5 to be right on with 158 grain cast bullets at around 800-900 fps. Fast powders like Bullseye and Titegroup work great.
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    Re: New Wheelie

    Post by Charlie Foxtrot on Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:56 pm

    Nice trade!

    You knew this was coming:

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    Re: New Wheelie

    Post by Devereaux on Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:46 pm

    Best part is that while I don't have any more of that white box military ammo, I still have a bunch of .22, so I'm not low.

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