I started this Thread to symbolize the existence and Provence of the S&W Model 48 Revolver
and it is apparent Extreme Thread Drift
has been the Outcome by the recent responses and to me, some very Unfounded statements
have been made in this thread. There is no way anyone can attest to the fact that a revolver in .22 WMR is so Drastically different in Revolver form Versus Pistol velocities, as each and ever specimen can and will differ in this area.
The determining Factor to a revolver's velocity will depend on forcing Cone Gap, and Barrel length, along with ammo used and the seasoning of a barrel even play's into this equation as well, so that Post's a wide range of variables
as many examples differ in the forcing cone gaps, Barrel seasoning, and what ammo works best in the Gun used. I feel there would be little to No difference
between a revolver's velocity
when compared to a Pistol's velocity
due to the function
of a semi-Auto Pistol action's Blow Back design, They Loose velocity as well
. In The single shot arena a Thompson Arm's closed Breech will certainly Trump any revolver or Semi-Auto
design as the charge is fully Burned and the Bullet is propelled with all it's Kinetic energy in a closed Breech style pistol, Loosing No Velocity when fired like the revolvers and Semi-Auto's do
As Far as Velocity Goes, Ammo is Key
when comparing velocities and in the past 5 Years there has been a boat load of new Hotter Velocity offerings in .22 WMR rounds as far as Much Ligther wind efficient Bullet weight's and newer Hotter Powder's used in the round. As an example here, CCI for one has expanded Much on this caliber making one of the hottest rounds in .22 WMR due to their Lighter weight 30 Grain Bullets used in The Plus-Velocity rounds that they now Offer. If you make an assessment on Old School standard .22 WMR rounds
, with heavier Bullets and slower Powder's you will be very much In the dark, on your findings
as these older Loadings of the Cartridge are much slower than what we have Currently available today.
Bottom Line, if you use Older ammo in this round or Buy it in Classic form as Federal offers it, they will be much slower rounds period.
If you want performance you must pay for it,
and I find that Those willing to Talk Smack about this caliber are Often Too Cheap to step up to the Plate and Buy Higher grade Performance ammo.
I have not had the time to sit down and sort out what ammo my Model 48 Favors the most, but when I do, I will set up my Crony velocity meter and get some True Range results and report back what I found with an Unbiased Opinion of such of the Varied Velocities between Manufacturers & Bullet Weights.
I Prefer CCI ammo so Cost is not a factor when I am shooting this round. I have found it to be super accurate and cleaner than most .22 WMR rounds out there eliminating the stuck case issues. I do have some of the Older Federal Classic .22 WMR ammo
and will test and show what velocities are gotten using it. I don't own a Pistol in .22 WMR caliber as many other's, as the Only manufacturer I know to offer one is AMT
and They have had several extraction issue's in this caliber with that Pistol in the past, so they do not look attractive to me for a Purchase
. I can Tell you that it is my Belief that the .22 LR caliber
shot from any of my Classic K-22 S&W revolver's
will Not come Remotely close to the Velocity obtained
with the same Frame Model 48 revolver in .22 WMR caliber
being both with 6" Barrels. So far from what I have Observed, the Felt recoil of the .22 WMR caliber shot in this revolver is a Very Noticeable difference, compared to the same revolver in .22 LR Form so I would say the velocity will Yield much different results.
In closing here, Can we Please Keep this Thread about The S&W Model 48 Revolver ?
I could care Less about any other Brands as the Thread does not pertain to them,
so if you want to brag on your NON S&W Revolver
, Please have the Courtesy
to Post your own Thread
pertaining to it, as I don't care about anything in the Line of hand Guns that did not come from S&W, Nor do I care how a Semi-Auto fairs velocity wise to a S&W revolver, as all that type of responding does is start Flame War's Between member's
and that in my eyes is not in the Best Interest of This great Forum MR Gray Beard has given us