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"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

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and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

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"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, September 10, 2021

New Heater-- Range Report, S&W Model 66-8

At 25', from a rest, my new roscoe shot this group for the first three rounds:
Pretty damned tight.

After sighting it in, this is where the rear sight ended up:
That seemed a bit much. Mind you, I was shooting it from a quasi-rest (elbows braced on the bench, sitting down, firing single-action), so I'm pretty confident that it was shooting where the sights were indicating once I had it dialed in.

Take a look at the fitment where the barrel shroud meets the frame:
It doesn't quite line up. The shroud is flush with the frame on the right side. On the left side, the shroud is .004" below the line of the frame, as best I can measure it with an analog caliper.

So now the question is: What do I do about it? Can I, or should I, just suck it up and drive on? Or should I give in to my gun-OCD and see if I can get someone to turn the shroud in .002"? And if I ask someone to do that, will they look at me as though I'm fully out to lunch?

Decisions, decisions....

6 comments:

B said...

Nice group.
I'd send it back to Smith and have them get the sight and point of impact better regulated. Ask them to fix the fitment as well.

Might have to wait a few weeks to get it back though.

Comrade Misfit said...

B, I emailed Customer Service and attached those photos. So we shall see.

Tod Germanica said...

You corrected it but it's a kludge. Should not happen on a new gun. Friday gun? Not fired after manufacture, or not at a target at least.

Comrade Misfit said...

Tod, unless you’re buying a custom gun, all of the gun manufacturers use their customers for final QA. For 100 guns sent out with issues, a small fraction end up in the hands of shooters who will put more than 100 rounds/year through them.

So it’s cheaper to not shoot them and test them all. These days, they can quickly sell everything they make.

Comrade Misfit said...

S&W Customer Service is sending me a pre-paid shipping label.

0_0 said...

Points to S&W, then.