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Old 11-13-2013, 10:38 PM   #1
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Default Does anyone carry a .22 Mag revolver?

I have been thinking of buying a Ruger LCR .22 Mag snubby for carry. I have read the .22 mag is a decent round and will do some damage, yet has low recoil. Anyone here carry one?

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Old 11-13-2013, 10:54 PM   #2
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I carry a High Standard derringer in .22 mag on occasion, tremendous barrel flash and loud report ....but fairly accurate at 5-7 yards ...22 mag is startng to develop interest again in the firearms industry ..nice defensive cartridge ....

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The 40 grain 22 mag in a 2" barrel is barely 100 fps over a 22 mini mag in a 2" barrel. Just not enough barrel for the cartridge. The flash and noise might scare them though. In a 6" barrel the 22 mag is roughly equivalent to a 22lr in a rifle.

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little 22mag info. its a rimfire round using slow burning powder designed to be used in a rifle barrel greater than 16inches. when it is stuffed into a very short barreled pistol its an extremely poor performer. out of a 3 inch barrel they barely get to 800ish fps with a 40 grain bullet.

its a slightly worse performer than 25acp which is totally inadequate for self defense.

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Trouter- last one of those I had a trigger pull around 12 lbs. Yours any better?

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C3shooter ... Right you are, the trigger is like ten miles of dirt road ...pull the trigger and come back half hour later when it discharges ..seriously tho, I carry it in my fishing pack ..with bird shot in .22 mag up close and personal it's a really good snake gun ... Those derringers are really sought after in .22 mag, couldn't believe the prices they are getting for it on the Internet ....

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Hornady makes their Critical defense in 22 Mag…..

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Clr8ter ".....I did not know that .... That's good information ...many thanks, next trip to the gun store I will acquire a box or two ...Wow, that s gotta be nasty with critical defense configuration ...

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Test data I saw, Gun Tests ,I think, showed a big advantage to the critical defense loads in a revolver, Now if I could find some...

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Mmmm, good luck finding any. I was at the gunshop an hour ago, and they had another 22 Mag made for revolvers and other short barrels. Ummm, Speer? Crap, I can't remember now. Kinda pricey, $16+ a box.

Ahh, yes, Speer Gold Dots it was.

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