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    .22lr Revolver choice

    Been looking to get a wheel gun.

    Can't decide between the Ruger GP100 in .22lr
    Or the Smith &Wesson 617 in .22lr.

    Both have a 10 round capacity.

    Anyone have any experience with either?

    #2
    You won't go wrong with either of those choices. That being said, get the Smith.
    Pat ------> NRA Endowment Member

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      #3
      I shot a friends S&W. It was a lot of fun. A little tiresome loading those little 22LR rounds but it was fun none the less.
      Just Another Reason For Me To Retire in Tennessee.

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      • Helmup
        Helmup commented
        Editing a comment
        There are speed loaders available for the 617.
        Speed beez and DS10 are two companies.

      #4
      Either are well made. The trigger in the S&W is smoother and a bit lighter.

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        #5
        I agree with Coliseum Guns; you'll be glad that you got the S&W.

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          #6
          You've convinced me to go with the Smith. Anyone know of any locally in stock?

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            #7
            Campsite for the win. Had a used one today also.

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              #8
              Originally posted by Scharfschütze View Post
              Campsite for the win. Had a used one today also.
              Nice! Use it well. I have a S&W 686 4" barrel, made for a US Customs large purchase in the late 80's - they let a few go to the LGS's before they destroyed the rest, and it was the third gun I ever owned. Honestly, it looks as nice as the day I got it, the trigger is incredible, and I wouldn't give it up for anything. I absolutely feel like it is a "family member" and it will go to my kid, because I will still own it when I kick the bucket. You made a nice move!
              NRA Benefactor Life
              NRA Instructor & RSO
              NYSRPA, SAF, GOA

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                #9
                Originally posted by Scharfschütze View Post
                Campsite for the win. Had a used one today also.
                is it a 4 or 6 inch? I have the 4 inch and love it! One of the best revolvers I have.
                I don't shoot .22 often but when I do I shoot a S&W 617! Lol!!

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                  #10
                  I have one of the first 10 shot 617's (aluminum cylinder) with a 6" barrel...Love the gun, but I hardly ever shoot it...I have more fun with my 3" model 63

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                    #11
                    I just picked up a 4" S&W 617 after a long period of looking for one. Only shot it once, but my first impression just brings a smile to my face. Same size and weight as the 686 so this shoots like a pellet pistol and just makes you laugh that a round actually went off. My wife shot it and again, just smiles after shooting the G19.
                    I prefer S&W to the Ruger, it's an old seated thing in my head that has zero real bearing.
                    Can't go wrong and enjoy shooting it.
                    If you want to try to meet for you to shoot mine next week you are more than welcome to shoot it.

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                      #12
                      Originally posted by Scharfschütze View Post
                      Campsite for the win. Had a used one today also.
                      Any chance you remember the price?
                      Trying not to be a thread killer....

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                        #13
                        No. Its gone

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                          #14
                          I can't stand the locks on the Smiths. The Ruger has a safety billboard on the barrel, but at least you can polish that off.

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                            #15
                            Get a pre- lock model smith. I have model 17 smooth!!!!!!

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