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Ruger GP100 Accuracy

Discussion in 'Ruger Club' started by ricklee4570, May 4, 2010.

  1. ricklee4570


    Sep 11, 2009
    What is a typical out of the box 6 inch GP100 capable of at 25 yards.

    I know it all depends on the particular firearm, but as an average?
  2. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Moderator

    Feb 13, 2001
    North-Central USA
    I would think that given a competent shooter, decent ammo, and a solid rest, a full cylinder load should stay under 4 inches pretty easily. With a better shooter and a load the gun "likes", it might get tighter -- a lot tighter. A six-inch barrel gives a long sight radius. I know I fired some really nice groups with .38 or .357 revolvers, back in the days when I was practicing regularly and had younger eyes. PPC shooters used to shoot coffee-cup sized groups at 50 yards fairly regularly.

    If the gun is in good shape and matched to the ammo, 6 shots under 2 inches @ 25 yards might be achieved. I have several "keeper" targets with groups this small or smaller, some shot with 4" revolvers, so it is possible. Guns do vary, though, so it's not a sure thing.

  3. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Probably 2" groups with a ransom rest. I'd say average for a 6" revolver.
  4. happie2shoot


    Jan 5, 2008
    I tested 4 of them and they all would do under 4 inches at 100 yds with good handloads. Yes they had scopes. 187gr. LBT Bullets at 1400 + FPS
  5. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Moderator

    Feb 13, 2001
    North-Central USA
    Nice shooting! Scope or no scope, the shooter has the most influence in getting results like that.
  6. Two Guns

    Two Guns VIP MEMBER

    Nov 4, 2004
    The two GP's that I had were better than average at 50 yards.And I could make one hole with six shots at 25 yards with a sand bag rest.