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Bisley and Wrangler short range report.

Elk creekElk creek Senior MemberPosts: 7,372 Senior Member
edited January 15 in General Firearms #1
Shot the 45 colt  Bisley and wrangler today…. It was colt windy and it was not my best efforts but damn fun! All at 20 yards and off hand. The Bisley 45 colt when I’m concentrating on fundamentals will flat shoot! When I get sloppy or don’t completely focus it will let me know! See the first 3 shots then the next 3. The load seem good 8.1 grains of unique under a 250RNFP bullet. It sucks  being in the shade on a cold windy day but bright sunny! Here, that means a felt difference of at least 10-15 degrees!! The wrangler is about what I expected Ammo sensitive and a plinker. The red group is CCI mini mags the green group is Aguila 38 grain extra super HP’s, it’s cheap and locally available for $15. It was a great time. As dad said “any shootin’ is good shooting”
Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.

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  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,551 Senior Member
    Dad has it right!!
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,142 Senior Member
    Thanks for the report.  Guess we can assume that function was flawless?
    Getting ready to retire and move, I am self imposed gun grounded for now.
    Once resettled I see a Wrangler in my future.
    Didn't someone say you can't have too many .22s?
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 7,372 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    Thanks for the report.  Guess we can assume that function was flawless?
    Getting ready to retire and move, I am self imposed gun grounded for now.
    Once resettled I see a Wrangler in my future.
    Didn't someone say you can't have too many .22s?
    Yes out of about 150 rounds of 22, a mix  of CCI mini mags, CCI AR tactical 22 and Aguila super extra. There were ZERO failure to fires. There were zero malfunctions of any type. There is a line in the owners manual that states you need to rotate the cylinder to lock it after opening the loading gate, but I’ve done that for years with all my single action Ruger’s. Great little revolvers for the money. 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,327 Senior Member
    Elk creek said:
    Another cool feature is the cylinder free spins either direction when you open the loading gate.
     
    Now that you've shot it, how is that in actual practice?  I'm thinking that would drive me totally insane.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 7,372 Senior Member
    edited January 16 #6
    Bigslug said:
    Elk creek said:
    Another cool feature is the cylinder free spins either direction when you open the loading gate.
     
    Now that you've shot it, how is that in actual practice?  I'm thinking that would drive me totally insane.
    It was a bit off not having a click to align the cylinder, but when I was unloading muscle memory takes over l and it’s not an issue.. loading is not an issue either if you miss a chamber it’s easy to just foll back!. The quirks aren’t deal breakers. Oh the front sight is 65 thousandths wide 😉

    it’s pretty simple close the loading gate and rotate the cylinder until it clicks. I’ve done this for years. 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
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