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Old 07-09-2020, 11:37 AM
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Here's a target I shot single action off a Caldwell 7-rest while supporting my strong side wrist on a bag. This pistol does seem to like CCI Blazer. Targets shot with Wolf MT or other better quality SV ammo were consistently around an inch.

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Old 07-09-2020, 12:29 PM
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617 @ 25 yards

I found that my tightest groups at 25 yards were accomplished using a Burris FastFire 3 red dot. I tried a scope, but settled on the red dot as my choice for accuracy. I (for better or worse) passed along my 617 to my son and continue to hold my own with my Model 41 (with Matchdot affixed).
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I bought mine about 8 years ago. I cleaned it before I used it, as I always do with new or used guns. When I first took it to the range it was very innacurate. Figuring it was me and not the gun, I took it home and cleaned it.
This is what I found:

The forcing cone looked like it had been threaded it was so poor, and you can see all the lead it shaved.
Fortunately, I just happened to come across a lightly used Brownell's forcing cone cutter kit in the Trading Post about the same time. I re-cut the cone and the results were dramatic, not only visually but in accuracy.
The forcing cone in my 617-1 would probably benefit from the same re-cut. Not as bad as yours but being smooth and uniform has to help!

Using a 2X scope and firing from a rest at 25 yards the groups are not great compared to my semi-autos like MKII Ruger and Smith 41.

But shooting free handed with a Vortex Venom at 25 and 50 yards it does ok. But I know it could be better.
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My grouping tightened up to the point that I could hit 16oz. pop bottles and bowling pins all day long at 50 yards rested. It was a scatter-gun before.
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i got a couple of the older and newer versions.... meaning the 6 shot and the 10 shots

shot the older versions only, not the newer ones.

im happy with them so far.
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Old 07-15-2020, 09:49 AM
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... I got into speed shooting sports like steel plates and bowling pins about 25 years ago and they are now the only .22's I use for that.....

I read you were into speed shooting with your 617. You should look into get a few speed loaders for your revolver. You should definitely look into them, I'll bet you'd be shocked how much they help!
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Old 07-27-2020, 12:17 AM
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I bought my 6" 617 back in the mid 90's, it was a salvage return from a Japanese shooting gallery. It had a lot of shots through it by the case load I will assume, after talking with a man in the know.
The rear sight was gone, the grips were black with dirt and the finish looked like a ball peen hammer had done some find work on it. Took it completely down degreasing then smoothing some metal work, lightly lubed and reassembled. Got a salvaged rear sight and voila.... a great shooter. A six rounder, but ohhh so nice.

Any gun bought from salvage from Japan, if they survive must be good, and that one is for sure.
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Old 07-27-2020, 03:41 AM
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Just to show off, this is a great shooter at 25 yards off the rest with my wrists rested on the bag. CCI SV ammo.
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Very nice setup.
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I've owned my 6 shot 4 inch bbl 617-1 for a number of years and it's a great shooter. Prior to owning the 4 incher I had a 617 no dash 6 inch bbl with full target trigger and hammer. I no longer own that revolver and I really regret it as it would be my favorite of the two.
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I must be the only one that ever had a bad one of these. Had a 6" that would spit lead in your face. Sent it back and they recut the forcing cone or should I say cut the forcing cone but it still spit lead in your face. Groups were bad for the most part before and after. I put a 2-7 scope on it and must say I did shoot a 6 shot 1/2" group (it was a six shooter) at 50 yards with Remington Club Extra. With any ammo other than that you was lucky to get a 3 to 4" group at 20 yards. The higher the velocity the more it opened quickly. Got sick of getting lead in the face and sent it down the road.
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Old 07-27-2020, 11:06 AM
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Scroll up to my post, #18.
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I bought a 6" 10 rounder a couple of years ago, new. Great gun. The trigger got better as more rounds went through it. I mostly shoot double action, as for some weird reason, I shoot all my revolvers better in D/A than S/A. I have two 686's and a Model 27 and the 617 is so similar to those, it is a nice practice gun. It will shoot any ammo, although some of the Aquila is waxed up and seem sticky in the cylinder. CCI Blazer and SV are my main .22 ammo.

I consider it a great purchase. No issues here.
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