Originally Posted by regload
The OP was referring to revolvers of previous vintage, according to his reference to gunbroker, etc. I never had or shot one, BUT, my BIL says that his brother had one, and it was the LEAST accurate of any revolver he ever tried. He couldn't stand the piece.
I'd be willing to bet it either had excessive barrel gap or the muzzle nut wasn't tightened to spec. Excessive barrel gap will destroy the accuracy of any revolver, not to mention causing other problems. If the muzzle nut isn't tightened to spec, the barrel can rotate inside the shroud and that too will destroy accuracy.
BTW, one advantage the Dan Wesson has that no other revolver can match is that not only can you change barrels, you can change barrel twist rates as well
. EWK' s barrels are 1:12 and very good for heavy cast bullets. Light 110gr and 125gr bullets at full power don't need to spin that fast; a 1:18 or even 1:20 will work and you'll gain some velocity. Twist rates of barrel blanks currently available in this caliber run from 1:10 to 1:20 and turning a DW barrel isn't difficult at all.