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Old 10-19-2012, 12:21 PM   #401
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If you want to be sure of your ammo and weapon, size check your .22 lr rounds. http://www.accurateshooter.com/guns-of-week/22lr-rimfire-ammo-comparison-test/

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Avoid Herbert Schmidt, total worthless garbage.

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The best .22 semi-autos are the Rugers.
I learned to shoot a pistol on an old Ruger Mark I. Now I have a Ruger 22/45 Mark III. the only thing about it I didn't like was the mag disconnect safety. Removed that and added a custom replacement bushing and now mags drop free & trigger pull is better. Sweet shooter all day long.

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The best .22 semi-autos are the Rugers.
I learned to shoot a pistol on an old Ruger Mark I. Now I have a Ruger 22/45 Mark III. the only thing about it I didn't like was the mag disconnect safety. Removed that andcadded a custom replacement bushing and now mags drop free & trigger pull is better. Sweet shooter all day long.
Grab an old High Standard and you'll quickly be shocked at what a .22lr pistol can REALLY do.
As one guy says over at another board, they're "Magically Precise"...
which has been my experience as well...my HS is simply THE most precise pistol I've ever run across...
and I've fired several hundred types over the years...they'll run with the European Olympics.

Heck, HS is the ONLY Manufacturer in America to win Olympic Gold for rimfire pistol
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Grab an old High Standard and you'll quickly be shocked at what a .22lr pistol can REALLY do.
As one guy says over at another board, they're "Magically Precise"...
which has been my experience as well...my HS is simply THE most precise pistol I've ever run across...
and I've fired several hundred types over the years...they'll run with the European Olympics.

Heck, HS is the ONLY Manufacturer in America to win Olympic Gold for rimfire pistol
I've heard those High Standards are mighty fine.
But my 22/45 LITE has a threaded barrel & I wouldn't thread a vintage firearm.
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Yes, HS are super quality, if you can find an older one. I have heard the newer models are not the same quality.

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Grab an old High Standard and you'll quickly be shocked at what a .22lr pistol can REALLY do.
As one guy says over at another board, they're "Magically Precise"...
which has been my experience as well...my HS is simply THE most precise pistol I've ever run across...
and I've fired several hundred types over the years...they'll run with the European Olympics.

Heck, HS is the ONLY Manufacturer in America to win Olympic Gold for rimfire pistol
Yeah man, I have an old H-D military that was my grandfather's. I just put 160rds through it today. I missed ONCE (shooting at a can 10yds away, I pulled that one). That thing points better than my index finger.
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I just picked up a Browning T bolt with the composite stock and the 16.5" threaded barrel. This thing is nice

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I've heard those High Standards are mighty fine.
But my 22/45 LITE has a threaded barrel & I wouldn't thread a vintage firearm.
You wouldn't ever need to thread one.

Come to think of it, some models do have interchangable barrels...and weights & whatnot...

While the modern Ruger pistols are indeed inter-changable as all heck,
they still haven't improved enough to win Olympic Gold.

Get an old HS...I'm partial to the Trophy, but any of the old ones will do, especially the Hamden, CT stamped ones...
HS was heavily invested into making Olympic pistols back in the day,
so they tried to make every pistol capable of running with the big European pistolmakers!
By cracky, they sure made my Model B, which was a Standard Letter Model, run like a Dream!!
Consequently, those 1932 to 1970's pistols were unreal for the price...up to 1984's weren't hurting either...

Here's a nifty info page to get you started...
http://www.chuckhawks.com/high_standard_supermatic.htm

Rarely will you ever find a dud...which usually means someone's put a half-million rounds thru it and it needs a relining/new barrel...
or dropped it and screwed up the crown...which is an easy enough fix...
Even rust can be removed and they'll still shoot great!! My Model B was a disaster when I got it...
but even looking like a barn find, it still outshot everything I owned!!

Which is pretty much why I'm spending HOURS and HOURS hand-polishing the stuffings out of it,
getting every pit and scratch off of it in preparation for a Final Finish...which I still haven't decided on...
Hard Chrome Plating...Gold Plating...Duracoat/GunKote...Ceracoat...decisions decisions...
It'll be worth it, one way or the other...just to make it as unusual as it can be...
never will it be sold, and my sons will always know that it was Dad's Favorite

Anytime I see an HS, if I've got cash on hand, it comes home with me...
the value is worth far more than the price tag when it comes to precision shooting and High Standards
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How about avoiding a certain 22 by the god awful name of Calico????? sorry shrek couldn't resist

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