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S&W Victory.22 Pistol

Post by Jon Eulette on Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:23 pm

I just did a trigger job on my 1st Victory. The trigger turned out excellent. Solid reset and consistent squeeze/break. This pistol now has Tandemkross trigger and Volquartsen carbon fiber barrel.
After shooting it today I thought I'd share my thoughts. The grips are narrow and small, makes it hard to get s consistent grip. The pistol is too light. Never felt like I had a good settle. I only shot 25 yds and easily held 10 ring but the pistol is very unforgiving. I did have good shot clusters but too many wild shots (still 10's) due to what I previously stated. So in my opinion it will never give you the scores its capable of fired from hand. In other words its purely capable of 900/900 but you'll never do it from your hand. Its just too much work. I shot it first then followed with Pardini SP and 208s. They blew its doors off. No comparison. So in my opinion buy a Ruger MK something and it'll take you to High Master.....mine did Smile
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Re: S&W Victory.22 Pistol

Post by LenV on Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:09 pm

Hey Jon look at these. Lots of grips for the Victory. How did the pistol feel to you with the heavier factory barrel?

http://www.altamontco.com/pistol-grips/smith-and-wesson/22-victory/



Or wait. These are the Volquartsen prototypes


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Re: S&W Victory.22 Pistol

Post by Jon Eulette on Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:19 pm

Didn't have it to shoot. I can't imagine it being that much heavier. The Volquartsen was a longer barrel so it's light but not exactly featherlight. I don't think the pistol is worth putting a lot of money into it to maje it competitive. It will still be lacking. The construction of the pistol is light in the first place. That's why Ruger with trigger job is superior. Less money to make competitive. If your going whole hog go Hammerli/Pardini.
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Re: S&W Victory.22 Pistol

Post by gregbenner on Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:19 pm

I finally had a chance to shoot it today.  Love the trigger. Very nice job Jon!! I took my 41 along as a comparison, every bit as nice, perhaps better, more crisp.  I also do not like the grips, called VC today to see if they will sell me a set of their target grips unfinished so I wont feel so bad filing on them. I weighed the stock barrel, about 4 oz heavier. I put in on, actually like the balance a bit better.  Will shoot it again later tonight. 

I think I like the trigger better than my Volquatson Scorpion, at least for now.....

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What?

Post by Mac2 on Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:17 pm

I too like shooting my 208s, but the Victory with lighter barrel I too find to be mighty good.  Jon says it is too light and yet gets only 10s at 25 yards?
Something does not compute.  Weight can be added if that is the issue.  I wish my 208s was lighter.  The Victory seems to have pushed Ruger to crafting Mark IV, which has not been out long enough to be evaluated.  
Of course, the grip has to fit the user, but lots of grips exist.  I was lucky, the stock 208s grip fits me very well and the stock Victory is a bit small.  Victory is OK as back up.  No telling how long my old 208s and three magazines will last.

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Re: S&W Victory.22 Pistol

Post by LenV on Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:29 am

Does not compute? Jon is used to pistols that hold x ring. The 22 match is for running your x ring count up for the high masters. It's easier to score them since you only have to count the rounds outside the X ring. Smile

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Now I understand

Post by Mac2 on Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:23 am

Once again I (and others) have profited from the experience and wisdom of Len.  Many thanks.  

It is a hope that Jon, and/or others of his skill level, will perform a full side by side comparison of SW22 and the new Mark IV.  Similar prices.  Similar goals (when used for Bullseye).  A critical need in Bullseye is the entry of new, younger competitors and for them cost is a significant factor.  

Mac   9:22 A.M.  EST

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Re: S&W Victory.22 Pistol

Post by Slartybartfast on Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:48 am

LenV wrote:Does not compute? Jon is used to pistols that hold x ring. The 22 match is for running your x ring count up for the high masters. It's easier to score them since you only have to count the rounds outside the X ring. Smile
I'll be EXTREMELY happy if I can hold the 10 ring with mine.  Cool
Once I get bored of shooting hundreds, I'll worry about getting grips or getting something else.

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