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Old 03-28-2013, 08:44 PM   #281
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I'll help to dispose of them through my rifle as well.

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I love the 22 magnum... the zombie/self defense testing we've done has been very impressive... even out of a 2" mini revolver barrel... much less our 6" Heritage Arms.

And one other thing... in case someone from Kel Tec reads this forum... I have money in hand for this - the RMR 30 - Rifle version of the PMR. Come on Kel Tec - make my gun!

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Old 03-29-2013, 02:28 PM   #283
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I think the 22 mag is a horrible round and its days are numbered and that you all should send all of your 22 mag ammo to me.
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I took out at 25lb coyote at 125 yards with a .22mag. Since the buyout of bullets and guns started the one bullet sitting on every shelf in every store every time I went in was the .17. The .22 mags were gone in every brand, shape, size, and form. I'll take the .22 mag any day. Still, only as a last resort would I use it as a defensive round. AS for accuracy the other day I shot 20-30 rounds at for a 1/2 dollar bulls eye with a light cross wind at 100 yards.

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Old 05-02-2013, 07:59 PM   #285
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I know of a few single action pistols that have cylinders for .22 long rifle
as well as .22 mag. . I like the versatility. Don't know of any handguns chambered for the .17 but then i don't know everything.

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I had an old Ruger Single Six - 6.5" barrel w 2 cylinders n built like a tank. I traded it for MK I. I liked the two cylinder capability but accuracy suffered w 22LR and that's what I shot 90% of the time.

Ruger is on the right track - w 10 shot LR and 9 shot 22 Mag. Normally, I prefer fiber optic or anything to help me "see" the front sight but it just doesn't look right on old single action. IMHO - the shorter barrels have better balance.

The best bet is the 45 LC / 45 ACP - same bore diameter helps.

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I had an old Ruger Single Six - 6.5" barrel w 2 cylinders n built like a tank. I traded it for MK I. I liked the two cylinder capability but accuracy suffered w 22LR and that's what I shot 90% of the time.

Ruger is on the right track - w 10 shot LR and 9 shot 22 Mag. Normally, I prefer fiber optic or anything to help me "see" the front sight but it just doesn't look right on old single action. IMHO - the shorter barrels have better balance.

The best bet is the 45 LC / 45 ACP - same bore diameter helps.
Ahh, you need to shoot my old H&R target .22. No magnums. 7.5" target barrel and great irons. 9 shot. They seem to be kind of collectable these days. I paid $75.00 for it years ago. They go for $400.00 plus these days. Fun gun. It incorperates both single and double action features. I like the 1895 Nagant revolver. I should have grabbed one a few years ago. Came w/ standard and .32acp cylinders.
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Ahh, you need to shoot my old H&R target .22. No magnums. 7.5" target barrel and great irons. 9 shot. They seem to be kind of collectable these days. I paid $75.00 for it years ago. They go for $400.00 plus these days. Fun gun. It incorperates both single and double action features. I like the 1895 Nagant revolver. I should have grabbed one a few years ago. Came w/ standard and .32acp cylinders.
OK this may date me a bit but...

When I bought mine NIB back in the late 60's early 70's from the local gun shop, I believe it cost in the $125. ball park. Glad to see it has gone up in value...

But then $125 back in say 1971 is like $400. now, so I guess it is just status quo.

On a side note it has been a great shooter over the years, had to replace the grips once, but I bought it to shoot up my Hodge podge .22's that I had left at the end of the day.

I had one of the old (well it wasn't old then) metal band aid tins that I had cut belt loops in, and when a box would get close to MT I would dump it in, Shorts, Long's and LR standard and high Vel all mixed together and I would burn them in the H&R.
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H&R was an interesting design. Trying to recall it in my mind - did it unload like SA pistol or just remove cylinder ? Your HR fires well because it was designed for one cartridge only - 22lr.

Barrel length is an interesting discussion. Balance - 43/4" is optimum but 22 mags need approx 6.5" to get up to speed or its just a fire show. I concede Longer sight radius does promote accuracy. Original Colts were 7.5"

PS: In all honesty, very few people can maximize the accuracy of any platform and a good shooter can adjust to anything. (even the infamous LL syndrome - Low n Left) There are even people who can group better than ransom rest.

Yet, an older FTF Member put out a challenge based on the poor performance of the public w handguns n 8" pie plates. He said, 95% of the public can't hit a cigarette pack at 25yds. I forgot to ask if they were filtered or not.

PS2: Anyone still smoke ? Please measure cig pack ?

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I smoke shorts, 72's. A Regular cigarette pack is 2.25"x3.25"

I like shooting baseballs!!! The reaction makes them fun. As they roll away the shots get harder. My best string was 3 hits. 1 standing ball, the other 2 while it was moving. Harder then you may think.

It is easy w/ my Sig P6 9x19, hit it once w/ a .357, .45acp or 10mm and the ball is gone not to be found most of the time. (I shoot in an area w/ alot of brush)

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