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Old 01-24-2013, 11:54 PM   #11
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You can say what you will about the .22lr, but I'd hate to be on the receiving end of one (or more) of 'em. I farmed and ranched for 30 years and occasionally you have to put down a cow for cancer or whatever. I always used my old Marlin 60 and let me tell you, they have thick skulls. A .22 would drop them like a stone every time.



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Old 01-24-2013, 11:59 PM   #12
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Ah I just love the 22LR, I have several rifles and a couple pistols and could easily have a few more. They can kill plenty dead as a hammer and in a rifle is pretty quiet.


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I never owned a .22 in my entire life until recently. I never really saw any point to it. But I bought a Marlin 795 when ammo prices went up. In the last month I've bought two more. Both Rugers a 22/45 and an LCR rev.

Now I can't find much 22lr around here to feed em. I stocked up a while back but hate to shoot it until this craziness is over.
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My neighbor across the street was shot during a holdup last October, 9mm and .22. The 9mm made a small hole going in and a slightly larger one coming out.

The .22 went in about 4 inches above his navel and bounced around in his abdomen. Had the paramedic not had him airlifted to the trauma center he'd be dead today.

As it is he now sports a scar reaching from his collarbone to just below his navel. He spent three weeks in the ICU and it was touch and go for the first three days.

The FBI stats on shootings states that more people are killed by .22 caliber weapons than any other caliber.

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I knew 22 caliber was plenty dangerous enough but not until I really got into shooting the round with a Ruger 10/22 and a 22 short pistol. I can pop cans with accuracy from 20 feet away or more with the 22 short pistol running CCI high velocity ammo. In fact, when piddling around town, I'll carry the 22 short in my pocket more often than my regular CC handgun. An assailant might laugh if you pull out a 22 short in a defensive situation but he wouldn't laugh for long.
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You can say what you will about the .22lr, but I'd hate to be on the receiving end of one (or more) of 'em. I farmed and ranched for 30 years and occasionally you have to put down a cow for cancer or whatever. I always used my old Marlin 60 and let me tell you, they have thick skulls. A .22 would drop them like a stone every time.
Oh that can not be. I have seen these post about a guy being in a bar and the 22 just bounced off the guys head.........roll eyes.
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I like a quote from a guy I saw on YouTube the other day.
He said " A lot of people will tell you that a .22 isn't a very lethal round. But there a lot of dead people that will tell you it is.
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my bosses nephew accidentily shot himself in the leg with a 22 a couple months back. entered the top of his thigh, exited the bottom leavin a hole about the size of a dime, then entered & lodged in his calf. all told, that was about a foot of penetration through human skin, muscle, & fat tissue. not to mention going through his jeans 3 times.

no way in hell i would want to be on the wrong end of a 22LR.
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my bosses nephew accidentily shot himself in the leg with a 22 a couple months back.
Needless to say, he too has a new-found respect for the power of the 22LR.


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