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Old December 30, 2011, 06:24 PM   #1
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smith and wesson 22A

im deciding between two models of 22a, a bull barrel 5.5 inch, and a 7 inch standard barrel. i was wondering what you guys think would be better aplied to target shooting, btw the bull barrel has hi-viz sites, thanks i appreciate it
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Old December 30, 2011, 06:50 PM   #2
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I find very little difference in accuracy between 5.5 & 7 inch barrels.
The biggest difference is balance and I prefer the balance of the 5.5" heavy barrels.
The 7" will give you a longer sight radius though.
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Old December 30, 2011, 10:24 PM   #3
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I have a 5 inch bull with the black target sights. Excellent little pistol. Just replace the little plastic buffer every so often. S&W will send some if you need them.
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Old December 30, 2011, 10:48 PM   #4
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I have the 7" barrel and its great. It may be the best shooting pistol I have. I put a little red dot on it and its dead on.
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Old January 1, 2012, 07:14 PM   #5
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The longer the sight radius the more precise, but the shorter the sight radius the more stable the front sight will be. I you have old eyes like mine and shoot by sense of smell like I do the short one with the fancy sights might be better. Off a sandbag the long barrel wins. Also I seem to recall a 22A with a steel (stainless?,22S?)frame a couple of years ago but the S&W site doesn't list one now.

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1140006
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