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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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Wow that ruger shoots great! Great shooting!
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Old 02-17-2020, 09:42 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, 03:11 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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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, 08:12 PM
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Iím 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. Iíve 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, Iím 68 so the old dog is going to try to learn a new trick.
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Old 02-21-2020, 09:33 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, 06:35 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 4Ē Model 617. The stainless steel will look good forever, whereas the blued version wonít look as good with hard usage.
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