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22 revolver for plinking 3" J frame vs 4" N Frame

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:25 am
by BDK
8 shot for the J frame, and 10 shot in the N frame.

Mainly, it'll be for new shooters/perhaps for doing some steel challenge. Any thoughts on the two?

Re: 22 revolver for plinking 3" J frame vs 4" N Frame

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:28 am
by Greg
I have a 4" 10 shot 617, but it's an L frame (er, no, K frame, but it's similar in size and weight to the L frame 686. Full underlug, heavy.). I love it.

The main downside is, it's heavy. But that also makes it very steady, and reduces recoil to really negligible levels. So the weight isn't purely a downside. Well except if you're carrying it all day.

I'd like to try a J frame plinker, but never have.

Just guessing here, but I'd probably prefer the J frame as a trail gun for fun while hiking, and the bigger one at the range.

Re: 22 revolver for plinking 3" J frame vs 4" N Frame

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:37 pm
by BDK
I stank corrected. I thought the 617 was on the N frame

Re: 22 revolver for plinking 3" J frame vs 4" N Frame

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:54 pm
by MarkD
BDK wrote:I stank corrected. I thought the 617 was on the N frame


617 is a K frame. I have a six shot version with 6" barrel, it shoots it's got eyes of it's own.

Re: 22 revolver for plinking 3" J frame vs 4" N Frame

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:39 am
by Johnnyreb
I picked up a nice plinker a little while back. Heritage Rough Rider single action. Fun little 6 shooter that came with 2 cylinders for .22lr and .22 magnum. Took it to the range twice so far. A fair amount of fun for 200 bucks.

Re: 22 revolver for plinking 3" J frame vs 4" N Frame

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:13 am
by Rich Jordan
My Dad had an H&R Sportsman 999, 9-shot top break. It was quite accurate, and a very fun gun, and I learned to shoot a handgun with it.

Unfortunately it was stolen by a 'caregiver' and so far not recovered; when time allows I'm going to try and find another.

Re: 22 revolver for plinking 3" J frame vs 4" N Frame

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:53 pm
by HTRN
MarkD wrote:
BDK wrote:I stank corrected. I thought the 617 was on the N frame


617 is a K frame. I have a six shot version with 6" barrel, it shoots it's got eyes of it's own.

In theory, the six shot version is more accurate due to fewer chambers and therefore less chamber variation. :ugeek:

Re: 22 revolver for plinking 3" J frame vs 4" N Frame

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:56 pm
by Greg
HTRN wrote:
MarkD wrote:
BDK wrote:I stank corrected. I thought the 617 was on the N frame


617 is a K frame. I have a six shot version with 6" barrel, it shoots it's got eyes of it's own.

In theory, the six shot version is more accurate due to fewer chambers and therefore less chamber variation. :ugeek:


So you're on record as a fan of the single-shot revolver. :lol:

Re: 22 revolver for plinking 3" J frame vs 4" N Frame

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:38 am
by MarkD
Greg wrote:
HTRN wrote:
MarkD wrote:
BDK wrote:I stank corrected. I thought the 617 was on the N frame


617 is a K frame. I have a six shot version with 6" barrel, it shoots it's got eyes of it's own.

In theory, the six shot version is more accurate due to fewer chambers and therefore less chamber variation. :ugeek:


So you're on record as a fan of the single-shot revolver. :lol:


I get that you're kidding, but it's not uncommon for people who use revolvers for Bullseye to figure out which of their Chambers throws a flyer and use the other five. I never got good enough that it mattered.

Re: 22 revolver for plinking 3" J frame vs 4" N Frame

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:07 am
by HTRN
Another common trick is to chase all the holes in the cylinder with a reamer the thinking is that any tight chambers will be opened up..