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Old 05-04-2013, 02:06 AM   #301
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Quick question off topic, but how much did a box of 22 magnums go for before this last election?
2-1/2 to 3 times the price of OK .22 LR pre-Sandy Hook and Colorado.
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Quick question off topic, but how much did a box of 22 magnums go for before this last election?
Before he last election, 12.00 to 14.00. 2 months ago (last time I purchased) Exactly the same. Same price for .17HMR also

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2-1/2 to 3 times the price of OK .22 LR pre-Sandy Hook and Colorado.
It has always been that way, nothing new. When I can buy .22 mag or .17HMR anytime but can't find .22lr, it does not matter much. Glad I hoard ammo!!
Now that .22lr is selling some places for 74.00 per 500, or 7.40 a box of 50 I feel bad for those that can't find any or the guy that wants to take his kid out for some plinking. Still have about 1500 round that I paid the huge price of 21.00 per brick average a few years ago. Centurian cost 17.00 back then.

If I want to shoot some local woodchucks or vermin, the .22WMR or .17HMR come out anyways. Rimfire only area.
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2-1/2 to 3 times the price of OK .22 LR pre-Sandy Hook and Colorado.
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Quick question off topic, but how much did a box of 22 magnums go for before this last election?
I paid $9.99 for 50 22 mags. Then they went to 12.99, then they disappeared all together.

Last time I went to Gunstore - NO 22 LR, 9mm, 45, 40, 9mm, 5.56. Some 308 and lots of hunting mag. rounds plus bricks of 22 short for $36. Now, I wish I bought a brick of those shorts...
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I just bought a box of CCI 17HMR, and a box of Canadian 22LR. $21 and change.

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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 ?
Actually I have two, the one I bought and the one I inhereted... One is a swing cyl and the other is a top break, but my Grand dad had one that you pulled the pin and removed the cyl. So they made all three over the years. But the gun will take and fire any .22, just no mags...
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I just bought a box of CCI 17HMR, and a box of Canadian 22LR. $21 and change.
Canadian?? clr8ter, what rifle in 17hrm do you have again? We need to go shooting.
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Yup. Canadian, EH....17HMR is a CZ453. Shot it yesterday for the 2nd time. Couldn't hit crap. Scope needs to be pushed foreword. Also, this is a used rifle, but not used very much. It has a hard time ejecting the rounds. If you pull the bolt back like you mean it, the shell ejects. If not, it gets stuck on the bolt. Very nice gun, will be awesome, no doubt, when I get these small problems ironed out.

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I agree with you guys on the .22 Mag., it's going to be around for a long time. I've been dabbling in having a .256 Win Mag built on a 94 Marlin as kind of a .22 Mag in center fire. I think the .256 with cast bullets will out do the .22 Mag on most things and it will be fun to play with. But I have no thought of selling my Ruger 96.

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Hi! I own 4 22 magnums and a Mossberg 380 I haven't fired yet(bought it used a coupla'weeks ago).
The 22 mag surprised me so much when I stepped up to it from 22 long rifle.It would take groundhogs out easily at long ranges and they didn't get back to their holes to die like when I shot them at closer ranges with a 22 long rifle.
This was in 1968 and I was 16 yrs. old.
I've never owned a .17 rimfire, but I think the weight of the magnum gives me assurance I wouldn't have with the smaller bore and weight of the 17. Just my take on it....been shootin' for 50 yrs. and havin' fun! don-ohio (:^)

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Hi! I own..................a Mossberg 380 (:^)
What is a Mossberg 380? I've never heard of it.
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