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    Quote Originally Posted by noylj View Post
    I don't know what BEEMER1 means. My M52s all appear to have the barrel-drop, delayed-recoil of Browning design. Are there some 1911 .38 Spl that have fixed barrels and direct blow-back?
    Yes, the Colt Mid Range have a fixed barrel delayed blowback system and I have found that accuracy, although fairly good, is not on a par with the tipping barrel design. JMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by HPappraisal View Post
    I've got a mid range NM 1911, have yet to fire it, what's the best BOX AMMO??
    Would love to see a couple of pic's of your GCNM .38 Mid Range. Ive been keeping a data base of these pistols for a few years that tracks serial#'s to shipping dates-test target dates, features, etc.

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    2.8 Bullseye and Speer HBWC bullets since Starr wadcutters are no more. Winchester Super Match used to be my 38 special wadcutter factory ammo of choice but unlike the old days you can't hardly find it on the shelves at the LGS. It is interesting to see how the classic Bullseye recipe still has its adherents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 824tsv View Post
    Would love to see a couple of pic's of your GCNM .38 Mid Range. Ive been keeping a data base of these pistols for a few years that tracks serial#'s to shipping dates-test target dates, features, etc.

    As requested.
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    Thanks, I'm pretty sure I have your's in my data base.
    My comment was directed to HPappraisal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usmc69 View Post
    As requested.
    Shooting the 38 pistols in centerfire bullseye
    wether it's a blowback or pivoting locked breech is a very unforgiving endeavor .
    Could be the slow twist or the low velocity of the round .
    There was a time when the Remington wadcutter bullets were available , and they shot better
    than most of today's bullets .
    They are beautiful works of art and great collector pieces .
    Most of the centerfire competitors have moved on from the 38 special .
    The 38 super is showing a lot of promise , it's the new wiz kid .

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    Remington Target Master ammo in .38 Special Wadcutter is still available on the retail market. It is very accurate, but pricy. My handloads using Hornady hollow base wadcutters and 3.3 grains of WW-231 are good but not as good as the Remington Target Master.
    I have been through several Colt Mk III Gold Cups, S&W M52s and a Giles .38 Super conversion to .38 Wadcutter. The Giles gun was the best shooter. But even in my days of bullseye competition quite a few years ago, most guys used the .45 ACP in the CenterFire stages as well as the .45 stages.

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    Shot this on Friday. Not the greatest group. but I will take it.
    Target 4 (2).jpg
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    What distance , 1 handed or two , rested or standing

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    Quote Originally Posted by garander View Post
    What distance , 1 handed or two , rested or standing
    25 yards, Weaver stance.68 year old eyes and old man body. Wish I had found the gun 30+ years ago when I could shoot.
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