Seat the bullets with a toothbrush handle. Cut off the bristle end and round it over with sandpaper. It will fit neatly into your pocket. I prefer the larger grip of the 83 over the 97. It’s not much, but I feel it. They are easily the best shooting 22 revolvers made and I’m confident it will outshoot my 41 Smith and probably any 22, short of an Anschutz. How they make them shoot so well can only be explained with “magic”. My brother has but one FA, a 252 he simply had to have when he saw how well mine shot. Taffin’s groups aren’t just a cherry revolver, this is the norm. The 83 in 22 rimfire was an inspired idea. The best revolver made with a cartridge you never outgrow. I believe someone posted they couldn’t justify the cost in a 22. Once you have one you will understand how wrong that sentiment truly is. Matt
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Post by randominator on Jul 25, 2021 10:39:35 GMT -5
Range report on my FA model 83 in 22LR.
I have a very limited supply of 22LR ammo as the majority of my rimfire shooting is suppressed with the standard velocity Agulia. I did have on hand some high velocity Agulia 40 gr solid, Remington Golden bullet 36 gr HP, Winchester Super-X 40 gr solid, and Federal standard 40 gr solid.
All groups are five shots fired at a distance of 50 yards from a sandbag rest. I shot at least five groups of each ammo and this is the average of those five groups.
You know -- I used to think that model 83 rim-fire was a bit silly, big revolver shooting 5 22's. Now I've seen what they are capable of - the saying "if it works, it's beautiful" fits. Now I want one . . .