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Looking at the Model 85 and wondering on its accuracy at 10 and 20 feet. There is one on sale here in So Cal for $299.00 and I only have until Tuesday to make up my mind on it. I actually want a .38 snub but also looking at the S&W’s. I am not sure if I want to spend the extra money since I know I already enjoy the Taurus line. Any input would be nice.

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I can't say I use my 85 Multi-Alloy (Aluminum Frame, Titanium Cylinder and Barrel Shroud) for any kind of target shooting. My practice consists of shooting at a paper plate at 5 yards (15 feet). All five go on the plate consistently...with a fast aim only (no careful aim...just acquire and shoot rapidly).
That's all I'm looking for in this little .38.
For $299, I expect you're looking at a blued or stainless steel gun.
 

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Just got my 85UL Stainless Friday and took it out in the woods this afternoon. After shooting 25 rounds of 158 fr LRN I loaded 5 founds of Speer Gold Dot 125 gr hollowpoints (this is the round I will be carrying in the revolver). Printed a 1 1/2" 5 shot group all in the 10 ring. Can't ask for anything better than that (especially from a 2" snubbie). Distance was 4 yards off-hand slow fire. Certainly has my vote of confidence.
 

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My 851 (shrouded hammer 85 ) at 20 yards - fired double action. I am constantly impressed at the accuracy of this baby!!!

 

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$299 is what I paid for mine new. A week later the same shop had a used one for $199. Glad I got a new one though.
 
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