Can you recommend a good .22 revolver?

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  1. Bow Commander

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    I have been bitten by the revolver bug and am seeking one in .22 flavor. So far I have looked at Smith and Wesson, Ruger, and Taurus. I'd like a S&W because of the quality but they sure are alot more than a Taurus (duh). It will be used primarily for target shooting at the range, so I need something accurate.

    1. It must have atleast 6" barrel

    Any good recommendations? Any I should stay away from?


    Thanks in advance
     
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    i like the ruger its a very nice gun at a good price and comes with 22lr and 22mag cylinder.
     
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    TAURUS TRACKER MODEL 970 .22 LR REVOLVER

    7 round cylinder

    $472 NIB
     
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    You didn't say what type of revolver. Taurus is a fine revolver for a "Kit gun' in .22 LR. Single action Ruger BearCats are the BOMB though! Love that thing!
     
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    That's the single six correct? How is the trigger on those?
     
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    I was in your situation last year, I looked at all the models, and tried to do as much research as I could. I decided I wanted a S&W, either an older K series or the newer one. The prices that folks were wanting for good used K17s was too much. I got lucky and found a 617-6 10 shot with 6" barrel locally. This thing is sweeeeeeet. Way more accurate than I am. I put a BSA red dot on it for fun (was on my 10/22), and cutting the X out a 25' is too easy.

    This is about 70-80 rounds at 25', using bulk ammo.

    [​IMG]
     
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    The Ruger Single Six is a slightly bigger version of the Bearcat, but it's a rather good trigger. I'm a Ruger man for revolvers. Own quite a few. Mainly? Because I can field strip them, and clean them WELL!
     
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    That is sweet. Do you have to drill and tap the top to accomodate the rail?
     
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    Single 6 FTW

    They can be had used for less than $200.
     
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    Good to know, thank you.

    My wife's grandfather has one he bought a few years ago that he has never shot. He keeps talking about selling it so I'll probably be able to get it from him for around $250.

    Are the grips easy to change on those? I was thinking maybe some Hogues? ---Edited--- just did some research, seems fairly easy to change the grips.
     
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    Thanks. No, the holes are already drilled and tapped (another reason I went with the 617). Pull one screw to remove the rear sight, 3 screws (IIRC) secure the rail. I picked up the alum Weaver rail for less than $20 at my local shop.
     
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    I bought a Taurus 970 a couple years ago. It's a decent revolver, but if I had it to do again, I would probably buy a S&W. My biggest complaint with the Taurus is the trigger. It's heavy and not very smooth. It could probably be improved, but I'm not sure if it would be worth the money.
     
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    Another vote for the single six.
     
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    Getting a Single 6 never a bad idea.
     

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