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Old 12-10-2010, 01:42 AM   #11
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Tube fed definately loads faster than detachable magazines. The benefit of a magazine is that you can have many meaning the effective reload time is much faster for a magazine fed if you have to shoot fast.

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i prefer mag feed to tube fed. with mag feed i can drop the mag pop the round out of the chamber weapon clear. tube fed its a bit of a hassle.

mag fed i find easier to load than tube fumbling around trying to orient the rounds and drop them into the tube instead of the ground. gotta hold the gun upside down or up with your hand or head over the muzzle or balance it in an awkward orientation to load.

mag feed is easier to clear jams. tube feed ive had to do a dissassembly at times to clear jams.

ive had both kinds over the years and i have never regreted getting rid of the tube feed rifles.

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I was raised shooting Marlin 60s. I currently have a Winchester 9422M and a Browning pump action .22. All tube fed. I have magazine fed rifles as well, and enjoy shooting them all.


On a hot day at the range, the tube fed rifles can get a bit warm to the touch during reloads if you are putting a lot of rounds down range. While the same can be said for mag feds, loading without touching the barrel is easier. However, I agree that tube fed rifles are much easier to load, and quicker than loading a magazine. I'm confident that starting with ammunition in a box, a person can load and fire 50 rounds through a tube fed rifle much faster than they can through a magazine fed rifle. In essence, the reload speed with mag fed rifles comes from time spent prior to shooting.

My personal opinion is that both have advantages, and you should just decide what is right for you.

Oh, you mentioned teaching your wife to shoot. If you take her to one of the Appleseed Project shoots, my understanding is that a magazine fed rifle does much better for their shooting events, which are modeled after military courses of fire, with reloads occurring during the course.

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If you are familiar with the operation of the M16, you should check out the S&W M&P22. It will feel like old home week.

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If you are familiar with the operation of the M16, you should check out the S&W M&P22. It will feel like old home week.
You know I have to say I have handled one and I just may have to get one so that I am not slinging filthy 22lr down my nice SS match grade barrel.
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I go both ways, they each have their place.

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You know I have to say I have handled one and I just may have to get one so that I am not slinging filthy 22lr down my nice SS match grade barrel.
S&W says the M&P22 has a match grade barrel, but I only shot up the dez with one last week. It did keep every round on an 8" popper at 50 yards offhand as fast as I could fire it.

I am picking one up later this month and will see how it does on paper at the range. It may end up allowing me to thin the herd a bit and sell the 10/22 and TC Classic.

I love that it works exactly the same as an AR, and is the same size.

Very few guns excite me any more, but the M&P22 was one of those that did.
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Thanks for the additional feedback, all.

I like the look of that M&P22m, though it's out of my price range for a while. My "fun money" fund is only $200/month, and I split the funds between hockey, wargaming, and pewter scrapping/casting. Something to save up for, though.

I'm still on the fence. The MOssberg 151 MB has a stock-located tube mag, so that would probably help with heat issues.

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Can you get a 22lr hot enough to worry about barrel heat. YOUR THE MAN.....

I bump fire my neos 20 rounds at a time and I can't get the barrel that hot.

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I've shot only tube fed .22's. I don't have anything to complain about. When I first got the Marlin 60 at 14 years old or so, I liked having such a big load of rounds to pop off. Shooting a brick of shells in a short time was common then at $5.00 a brick. I have a tube fed lever action, no problems, butt stock fed Nylon 66 no problems, and a Winnie 30-30, again, no problems.
Both magazine fed and tube fed are reliable, just different. Have fun with whatever you get.

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