What is a good 22 revolver?

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  1. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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    I bought a ruger 1022 takedown and i want to put a 22 pistol in the bags pouch i don't really want a semi auto 22 because i will be shooting allot of bulk ammo and i want to limit the cleaning time and i don't want jams my stepdad has the ruger mkiii and it is a bitch to clean and disassemble I'm leaning more towards the survivalist type of 22 revolver, has to be accurate easy to clean reliable and hold 8 or more rounds any recommendations will be much appreciated thanx. :) also i dont like the old western look it has to be a modern 22 revolver and it cant be old school. I like double action revolvers.
     
  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I had a Charter Arms .22 LR revolver for a short time. It was so loud, I sold it to the first taker.
     

  3. Anna_Purna

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    I own a Smith and Wesson 617 22LR revolver. It holds 10 rounds and has a 4 inch barrel. Super smooth trigger, the best I have felt in any modern 22 revolver that was on the shelf at Sportsmans Warehouse and Cabelas.

    Pricey, but will outlast you. Easy to clean, and doesn't jam.
     
  4. mountainman13

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    May be too "cowboy action" for you but my suggestion would be the Ruger single six.
    Not double action but it is accurate and will shoot anything .22.
    I prefer it for magnum.
     

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  5. Overkill0084

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  6. eatmydust

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    Heritage Arms Co., Rough Rider, it ain't sexy, it ain't expensive, it ain't going to last forever, it's just a good SA .22lr./.22 wmr revolver.
     
  7. hq357

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    Very handsome i like how its able to hold 10 rounds!
     
  8. hq357

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    Im really diggin the s&w 617 im planning on getting a 686 and these would be perfect twins! For some reason i dont really like the looks of the ruger revolvers im sure they are fine but they just arent appealing to me maybe the barrel but the sw 617 is mmmmhmmm beautiful im going to buy one :D
     
  9. hq357

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    Im sure the ruger is good im just not diggin the barrel how about you guys?
     
  10. towboater

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    I dont like the looks of the sights. But I've heard they work very well.
    The barrel looks fine to me. I recon a full lug would look better.
     
  11. hq357

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    The sp101 or the sw617?
     
  12. VoxRomantic

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    What he said !!!!:D

    I have a 71 3 screw and it is my only .22 revolver!!!!!!:cool:
     
  13. Buckeyeborn

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    Taurus makes a 9 shot I like mine I had it about 14 years it has gone bang every time
     
  14. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Get a S&W 17 or 617. I have had one for 15 years. It is far more accurate than I am and has never given me a problem. It eats everything.

    2nd choice would probably be the Ruger SP101.
     
  15. nitestalker

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    The S&W Mdl. 18 .22 LR 4" Combat Masterpiece. The S&W Mdl. 48 .22 Mag 4" Combat Masterpiece. These 2 handguns have been my favorite .22 revolvers for over 40 years. :)
     
  16. AR10

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    Taurus revolver 992 is 22 and 22 mag and was Field and Stream choice for an award in 2012.

    I own one, and it is a well made gun, for a Taurus, not my first choice for gun makers.

    The interchangeable cylinder makes the gun an attractive option to pull double duty from one firearm. You can plink, train, practice, and also do serious stopping tasks if needed.



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  17. Overkill0084

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    Until this thread, I'd pretty much let the idea of getting a .22 revolver fall by the wayside. That 617 is a really attractive revolver. Now I want one & it's your fault. I thought you should know. ;)
     
  18. Anna_Purna

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    I just sold a taurus 22 revolver. The action was so bad that it would hurt my thumb after 20 times or so of cocking the hammer back to single action mode. I quickly sold it after a few outings, and decided on quality. After that experience, I will never look at a Taurus again.
    This was my Taurus:
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    I'll take a picture of my 617 and post it.
     
  19. Anna_Purna

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    Here is my Smith 617 22LR revolver
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    And here it is in the middle of a 357 and 44 magnum for size comparison
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  20. AR10

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    I think the company has some quality control issues. Some do seem to be off in their cylinder rotation, causing hard trigger pull, hard hammer pull etc. My 22 cylinder turns fine, but my mag cylinder does not function as easily. Figure it might loosen up over time and by shooting it.