h & r model 686

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by jjfuller1, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    i just got this h & r model 686 revolver from my uncle. it comes with a .22lr and a .22 mag cylinder.. will using the mag make a big difference with accuracy? and what is a good brand of ammo for .22 mag
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    often are more accurate with the regular 22 cylinder but each gun has different likes and dislikes. About the only thing I seen with the mag cylinder in is way more noise. Just as guns like different things so do people, so try a box of mags.
     

  3. buckhuntr

    buckhuntr Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I had one of those when I was in HS. Had lots of fun plinking in the backyard after school with the neighbor kid. It disappeared about a year after I graduated HS, and I've always suspected him of taking it, since he was the only person outside of family who knew where I kept it, and nothing else was missing. :(
    But it was fun to shoot, while it lasted.
     
  4. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    i shot this one once or twice growing up but never as .22 mag. hence the question. it was pretty fun. i picked up two boxed of hornady vmax 30 gr to use when i go out next week
     
  5. jamesjo

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    jj,
    I have a weakness for H&R convertibles.
    Total of 9 different pieces, including 5 model 686's.
    One of every barrel length offered, 4.5", 5.5", 7.5", 10", and 12"
    2 model 649's, 1 model 650, and 1 model 676.
    The long rifle cylinder never gets put in any of my H&R's.
    I think the revolvers all shoot a little better using WMRF, but I am not good enough for the difference to really matter!
    I really don't shoot much anymore,so the price doesn't matter to me.
    I'm a big fan of the 22 mag, so, that is what I usualy shoot.
    If I still went out plinking, I would be shooting mostly lr because I can't afford to shoot up a brick or 2 of 22 mag in an afternoon.
    Here's a couple pics

    Model 686 4.5" 1980

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    Model 686 5.5" 1980

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    Model 686 7.5" 1980

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    Model 686 10" 1982

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  6. jamesjo

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    Here's some more.

    Model 686 12" 1980

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    Model 649 5.5" 1980

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    Model 649 7.5" 1980

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    Model 650 5.5 " 1980

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    Yeah, I'm hooked!!
     
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  7. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    thats really cool. i cant imagine holding one with the long barrels. it looks so well long. hehe
     
  8. jamesjo

    jamesjo New Member

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    Yeah,
    They aren't real comfortable to shoot off hand! They do shoot very well from a rest though!
    Plus the fact that they always attract a lot of attention.
    As far as ammo goes, it's like any other 22.
    They all like thier own ammo.
    If you want to get serious, buy a box of every different kind you can, and take it to the range.
    You never know, yours may like the cheapest bulk ammo you can find, or it may not like anything but CCI or Remington Supreme.
    For most hunting or plinking, just about anything will probably be acceptable, unless you decide to do some target shooting, and if that is the case, you probably won't be shooting a model 686 any way!

    Here's pics of my last 2 convertibles

    High Standard High Sierra 1975

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    H&R model 676 12" 1980

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  9. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    delivered today. looks cool hanging with my others. hehe
     

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  10. jamesjo

    jamesjo New Member

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    JJ,
    Nice!
    Welcome to the world of H&R.
    Is that a 4.5", or a 5.5" barrel?
    The 4.5" models are a little scarce, not rare, but not seen as often as the 5.5" models.
    Thanks for posting the pic.
    Enjoy!
     
  11. Tyrsgodi

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    686 cylinders

    If you should decide to get rid of the magnum cylinder, let me know! I've misplaced mine, and want one back! With the 8" bbl, works well for nutria, coyotes, etc.
     
  12. HR22shooter

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    Hi guys, another H & R shooter here.
    Those are some sweet looking revolvers. I inherited a model 999 Sportsman w/a 6" barrel and a Model 622 w/a 4" barrel from my grandfather. I'll have to take some pics and post them. I'm always looking for another Sportsman or a 939 Ultra Sidekick. The H & R's are lots of fun to shoot. My wife and I have put .22 short and LR Federal, Remington and Winchester through them. So far I think I like the Federal the best.
     
  13. HR22shooter

    HR22shooter New Member

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    As promised, here are the pics of the H & R's:
     

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