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Old 07-23-2007, 03:52 PM
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I am looking for the most accurate 22 revolver I can find. Any suggestions on current or past production revolvers. I am considering a Colt Diamondback but dont know how good they are. The owner says they are the most accurate production 22 revolver ever made, but then again he is the seller.
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Old 07-23-2007, 04:44 PM
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That's certainly an expected bias from someone who wants to sell you something. See if you can shoot it first.

I'd put my money on the Freedom Arms, myself.

Double-action? No idea. Maybe the old Smith & Wesson K22.

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Old 07-23-2007, 05:58 PM
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The 1969 Shooter's Bible lists the Diamondback at $115 and the Colt Officers Model Match at $130. The OMM doesn't have the fancy vented rib either. It was just made to shoot bull's-eyes, pretty didn't matter.

http://www.hallowellco.com/colt_OMM%2075740.htm

The S&W K-22 was $98 in the same Shooter's Bible, but the S&W lockwork is much simpler, which accounts for some of the cost difference. I've read that the K-22 had to shoot 1 1/2" at 50 yards at the factory. The Colts probably were as good or better. Col. Askins won the national championship with Colts.

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Old 07-23-2007, 06:47 PM
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As Mike said, what do you expect the guy selling one to say??? Actually the Colt .22 Diamondback has a reputation for being mediocre where accuracy is concerned. This was also available in .22 WRM, and all used a barrel sized for the Magnum bullets, resulting in less than stellar performance from the .22 LR guns.

If you want an excellent .22 revolver, the S&W K-22 Masterpiece of any time period is as good as it gets. For a shorter barrel look for a .22 Combat Masterpiece, basically the same gun as the K-22.
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Old 07-23-2007, 07:38 PM
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The Smiths are very accurate. The Colt's can and can't be. Depends on the individual gun. Smiths new K frame 22 lr. the model 17 is an excellent gun.

If your looking for top accuracy then most of the target autos are the ticket. I enjoy shooting a revolver and have several, but If I'm going to compete in any 22 target competition I and every other target shooter uses a semi-auto.

Think about why that is. Their simply more accurate than revolvers.

I have a little Rossi four inch stainless revolver that is very accurate and I've had both the K22 Smith and the Smith Kit gun in a four inch. All these were accurate by revolver standards, but for shear physical accuracy nothing beats a good target auto.

I have a Clark modified Ruger MKII that will almost outshoot most rifles.

My 22 Revolver, great to carry and fun to shoot.



My Ruger target auto. Super accurate and has a trigger that breaks like glass.

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Old 07-26-2007, 11:37 AM
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The most accurate .22 revolvers currently made are the Freedom Arms guns. The cost reflects that.
A more cost effective solution is the S&W 617. They are very good, but probably not in the league with the FAs.
The good match .22 autos are probably more accurate than the 617 and equal to the FA. Several of the good autos are the S&W 41 and Ruger MK III.
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Old 07-30-2007, 06:37 AM
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I am vary partial to the K22 it may not be as accurate as the Ruger Auto but is not far behind. It is a joy to carry and a lot safer than having a round in battery in an auto with a light trigger. The action on mine is like glass. I have taken more small game with it than all of my other weapons combined over the 30 plus years I have had it.

It has the patina of a gun that gets carried a lot.
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:26 PM
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I have a model 18 S&W that I love. It is a .22 K frame with 4 inch barrel, same as my Model 19 .357. I shoot the .22 a lot and this training carries over to the .357. Sort of a .22 kit for the Model 19. It is very accurate and will shoot one hole six shot groups at 15 yards standing if I do my part.
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:28 PM
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I also have a Ruger 22-45 that is very accurate. I don't know that I can pick a favorite. This ruger has the controls (safety, slide release, magazine release) in areas similar to most centerfire pistols.
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