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Old 02-16-2020, 10:22 PM
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I like the 6-shot 617 no-dash, but it's a little heavy for the shooting I do. The older K22s are great shooters and aren't toooooo heavy.
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Old 02-17-2020, 07:18 PM
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Wow that ruger shoots great! Great shooting!
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Old 02-17-2020, 08:42 PM
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Wow that ruger shoots great! Great shooting!
Well, it was off a Hyskore rest at 15 yards. I think of it as "proof of concept." My off hand shooting turns that one inch group in to three inches at the same distance. But at least I know it's me and not the revolver.

The 4-inch 617 does as well.
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Old 02-20-2020, 02:11 AM
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Wouldn't be interested in a Model 617 for all the reasons already listed.

It's a Model 17 (top) and an early 1950s K-22 for me.



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Old 02-20-2020, 04:43 AM
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Smith & Wesson Model 17 or 617

Actually they are both good guns and have a lot in common. Only the end user can decide on a personal preference and his shooting style which one he prefers.

The best decision would not be either 17 or 617 but 17 AND 617.
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Old 02-21-2020, 07:12 PM
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Im thinking about getting one of these 617s with a 4 inch bbl to teach myself to shoot left handed so as to become a double duelist in my cas competitions. Using revolvers in left and right hand forward facing holsters drawing and shooting them one at a time one handed, duelist style. I have always competed right hand duelist using a crossdraw holster for my weak side revolver. Figure a .22 DA revolver would be a good start for my left hand and cheap to shoot until I move up to my centerfire revolvers. Ive shot several Smith .22 autos and have a M41 but never a .22 Smith revolver. Sounds like you guys think these are pretty good revolvers. I like s/s as I live on the coast. Anything that I should look for or avoid. BTW, Im 68 so the old dog is going to try to learn a new trick.
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Old 02-21-2020, 08:33 PM
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Not sure if it is the case now, but when I bought my 4” there seemed to be a run that had crooked barrels, such that the front sight was slightly angled. I must have gone to half a dozen stores before I found one that was straight.

Aside from barrels, I’d check the usual revolver traits: cylinder play, cylinder gap, forcing cone, timing, etc.

Also I’d highly recommend getting a speed loader and loading block setup. It makes reloads a snap, and allows you to focus more on shooting.
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Old 02-22-2020, 05:35 AM
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For aesthetics, I prefer the blue Model 17, pre lock versions.

For long term durability and balance, I like the 4 Model 617. The stainless steel will look good forever, whereas the blued version wont look as good with hard usage.
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Old 03-10-2020, 10:45 PM
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Another good one is the Performance Center 17, which is a REALLY nice revolver.
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Old 03-11-2020, 10:19 AM
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The older 17s and 18s are all round nicer guns than the ones we get now. That being said, I have a 6 shot lugged 6" 17 and it's a good shooter except it's heavy, a 2 handed gun for this old man. I recently bought a 4" 617, 10 shot, it shoots spot on, trigger pull is extra heavy. The heavy trigger pull and the 10 shot cylinder are the only things I don't like about it. I'll try lighter springs in it after I shoot it some more. I don't like the lock but we are stuck with it.
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Old 03-11-2020, 11:36 AM
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I'd rather have the model 17 as I prefer the 6 shot cylinder.
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Old 03-28-2020, 08:38 PM
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I myself cant stand stainless finish guns- old classic bluing for me.
Not a fan of underlugs either.
I do like the 10 shot capacity
For me the perfect 22 revolver would be a gun the style finish and elegance of the 1950s model 17 with the 10 shot cylinder of the current 617
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Old 03-29-2020, 01:13 PM
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I have a 617 no dash and love the gun. it is very accurate. I wouldn't sell it ever. I also have a 1953 K-22 and love it too. I wouldn't ever sell it either.
They both have thier pluses and minuses.
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Old 03-29-2020, 04:29 PM
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I have several of each.
The 8-3/8 barreled 617 needs a bipod and wheels to use it.

The old 17s are classics and are well balanced.

With the full lug, the 617 balances best with a 4 barrel.

The Model 18 with TT, TH, TS is a real gem.


For hard use, I would take the 4 Model 617.

Nothing beats the old ones for classic looks.
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Old 03-29-2020, 05:15 PM
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I'll post mine.

I like my first 617 THTT (no dash) 6 shot (top) but since I started SCSA and other speed sports I haven't used it in the last 15 years.

The 4" has the best balance.



I also have a GP100 10 shot, I got it very smooth but the really long DA trigger pull is too slow for me in speed sports, I've been used to S&W's. I have since changed the GP100 to a Burris FFIII 3MOA dot and just use it for long range plinking.



I also like the old 17's but I don't have one.

They all seem accurate enough for what I do.

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