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Old September 8, 2013, 08:59 PM   #1
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Review Different Ball Sizes In Revolvers

Went shooting today in 102 heat. Almost passed out. Wanted to try out some
.457 balls and .465 balls in my Pietta "Shooters Model" revolver. This revolver
Has .456 dia chambers and the barrel groove is .456. The load was 18 grs
Swiss black powder with creme-of-wheat filler. CCI no 11 caps Tresco nipples.
The first five shots went left into the white. I then tapped the front sight over to
The left and loaded five of the .465 dia balls. They all went into the black as you
Can see. Group was better also. I shot this at 25 yds free hand. I will use the
.465 balls



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Old September 9, 2013, 03:16 PM   #2
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Guess you have that figured out. Looks good from here.
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Old September 19, 2013, 07:45 PM   #3
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So Pietta makes a "Shooters Model"....I'm out of the loop on the terminology. Can you explain how this is different from the regular product you get from them?

Before I wait for your reply: is it kind of like Cimmarron claims to have a "better" model than the standard Uberti (who makes Cimmarron for them I believe). I know I probably opened up a can of worms with that one....

Anyway thanks for answer
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Old September 19, 2013, 08:14 PM   #4
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It is made by Pietta, on a different line than there revolvers they sell to Cabelas.
Each chamber is made sure it is the same size and the barrel is progressive twist
or some call it gain twist. The grooves are .008 deep where most are .003-.004
The groove dia is .456 and the chambers are .456. I did measure mine and they
Are Excacty that! The revolvers are assembled by a gunsmith at Pietta and the
Action is re-worked and a trigger job. My trigger is around 10 ounces . These
Are made for serious target shooters. The front sight is dovetail and can be
Moved left or right, and comes extra tall for filing down so as to get your gun
Shooting dead on. I believe they are capable of shooting thev"X" ring out on
A NRA standard 25 yd pistol target. These babies cost 900.00 at Dixie. Pedersoli
has one for about the same price, but the most expensive one is the Hedge
from Germany for around 1700.00. Had one of those in my hand in June.
Couldn't get away with it tho. Hope this answers your questions .
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Old September 19, 2013, 08:18 PM   #5
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Yep, got it. Now I know.

Thanks.
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Old September 19, 2013, 08:19 PM   #6
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Me with the Hedge





Here is the Pedersoli

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Old September 20, 2013, 12:38 AM   #7
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Fine lookin' iron there, kwhi43. I'm turnin' green.
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Old September 20, 2013, 05:22 AM   #8
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