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Old 04-13-2019, 05:28 PM
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I am looking for one, but have a question. Is there much difference in weight between a octagon and a bull? I know the 22 is the heaviest given the smaller diameter but don't know if the shape makes much difference

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Old 04-13-2019, 06:54 PM
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Yes there is. The octagon, as a result, handles quite a bit, differently. Very nice to carry and point, but the lack of weight makes it a little less stable in the hand for me. I usually find the round barrel easier to shoot to the same level of accuracy.

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Old 04-13-2019, 06:59 PM
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great now all I have to do is find a trade for my 44mag. Based on your comments I will probably lean towards the bull barrel

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You're welcome. By the way, the Match round barrels do shoot with better accuracy for me than the standard round barrels, if it's accuracy you're after.
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Same here

The match chambered barrels do shoot better, in my experience. If you have cash to spare you could order a barrel to your specs from Match Grade Machine. Id like to do that myself.
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Are the Bullberry (spelled correctly?) barrels better or the MTM? Maybe something else is better? I will be looking as well for the rifle barrel.
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I preferred the bull barrels, but I started my adventure with T/C's when the bull barrels were the in thing. I do feel they balance a bit better. My 22 LR was a Match barrel and was more accurate than the non-match versions. I had a few barrels from Bullberry and never had any complaints, however, have heard very positive comments about MGM.

I hunted deer for a few years with a T/C 12" Hunter barrel in 44 Mag and really liked it as it had a muzzle tamer attached to help with the recoil.

Enjoy your T/C and various barrels.
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I don't think you could say one aftermarket match barrel is better than another brand. They are all good. It's more a matter of finding the right .22LR ammo for your particular barrel.

I have a 10" TC match barrel and it is very accurate out to 200 meters. Never wondered how much better I could do with an aftermarket barrel.

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Old 04-14-2019, 01:21 PM
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I agree. We have factory TC 22 LR Match barrels in 10", 21" and 23" and all have been excellent. Really have not felt the need to go custom in this chambering.
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picked up a 10in bull barrel in a trade and bought a 10 octagon barrel (for a great price), so I can try each of them and see which I like the best. Both are in fantastic condition. The octagon barrel has a Bushnell 1.3x scope on it and the bull barrel has a Simmons 2x on it.



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You guys are making me jealous.

Nice pistols.
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IHMSA love that frame. I have a 10in std 22lr bull barrel. I cant shoot groups on paper to save my butt. But I can ring steel with it out to 125yds with a 2x scope. So I know its me not the gun.
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picked up a 10in bull barrel in a trade and bought a 10 octagon barrel (for a great price), so I can try each of them and see which I like the best. Both are in fantastic condition. The octagon barrel has a Bushnell 1.3x scope on it and the bull barrel has a Simmons 2x on it.





Beautiful pistol
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[QUOTE=IHMSA80x80;11443523]I don't think you could say one aftermarket match barrel is better than another brand. They are all good. It's more a matter of finding the right .22LR ammo for your particular barrel.
I have a 10" TC match barrel and it is very accurate out to 200 meters. Never wondered how much better I could do with an aftermarket barrel.]



This exactly. I have a 12'' .22lr TC match barrel on a G2 frame that I feel the same way about. I am still looking for that just right ammo, so much to choose from. For now CCI SV is the most accurate.
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