The Rimfire Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by notarex, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. LoFlow

    LoFlow Long timer

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    C'mon don't be shy, post them up...we all like pictures.
  2. Bigfeet428

    Bigfeet428 Adventurer

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    Can't guarantee it but this would be a good place to start. http://www.gunpartscorp.com/
  3. MightyChosen1

    MightyChosen1 I wanna be sedated

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    I took my son out today to shoot his new to him Marlin-Glenfield bolt action 22. I drug this out of the safe as well. My grandfather gave this to me 17 years ago and it probably had not be fired in at least 30 years. I dont know why its taken so long, It got stuck in the the back of the safe and was forgotten.

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    It shoots pretty good. I know these were used for military training in WWII but I dont think this one is quite that old.
  4. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    I got out to the range today with the M48. The weather was beautiful and the range was very,very busy.

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    I ran about 100 rounds using 4 different brands and types of .22lr and the M48 shot them all great.

    I had set out two targets to check out the M48, one at 50 yards, You can see that target in top right of the picture and another at 100. That target is sitting on the bench. The 50 yard target I did 5 round groups with. I shot at the 100 yard target was when I was waiting for a cease fire to change my 50 yard target.

    I do not use a bench rest for shooting, I shot standing freehand at a targets placed at 50 and 100 yards. I am not worried about tight groups as much as I look for consistency. This little gun is a tack driver :evil

    I gave the gun to my friends son to shoot at a spinner target set at 75 yards, He nailed it every shot.

    I also bought a box of subsonic rounds for the gun, That made me laugh, I pulled the trigger and did not hear anything. Pulled the bolt back and seen that it had discharged . The bolt makes more noise than the round :rofl

    All in all I had to much fun today :clap
  5. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    Thanks for the tip about the sub sonic rounds, I now know that I can run them in the back yard with out pissing the neighbors off :D

    And I need new eyes also :huh
  6. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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    Carl,
    No difference in the brands you used at the range ?

    http://www.silencerresearch.com/subsonic_22_ammunition.htm

    My eyes are still o.k.
    They get checked every 6 months.


    George
  7. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    Thanks for the link!
    Yes, there was a difference in the 4 types I shot yesterday. As much as I do not like bench shooting, I may need to invest in a proper rest system to gain very accurate data with the various rounds.
    But from the free hand, standing, shots I had one group that shot left low :huh Next were center high. And one set of obscure Russian hunting ammo that I put two in the 10 ring and two in the 9 ring and one in the 3 ring. I guess we call that one shot a flyer.
    All in all, yesterday was a get to know the gun day and no matter how I shot, I came away with two things, I have been spoiled by using a scope and need to spend more time shooting open sights, and that I just had so much more fun than when using higher power ammunition.

    It was a great day with friends and their children, all of us shooting various rimfires and having a great time :lol3

    Tonight I will take pictures of the targets and post them with the ammo used .
  8. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    George ....

    Here are the targets, I could not find the Winchester sheet.

    CCI Quiet 22 22LR 40-grain Segmented HP at 710 FPS

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    CCI Mini-Mag HV 22LR 40 grain gilded lead round nose at 1235 ft/sec

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    One of the guy's at the range who knew I was testing gave me 5 rounds of these ..
    If I did my conversions correctly, This is the bullet data 30 gr. hp bullet, 1451 fps

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    This was the 100 yard, everything but the Surok hunting .

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    If I can find anymore brands and types I will post them here, but right now the shelves are bare in many retailers of every type of ammo including .22
  9. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    I have got my hands on a Caldwell lead sled and I have more ammo to test. Any suggestions ? I have never used one of these before.

    I was thinking 5 round groups at 50 and 100 yards.

    This will give us an accurate idea of how the different brands works.

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  10. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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    You will have a lot of fun with the sled.
    Here is a trajectory table
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    http://www.chuckhawks.com/rifle_trajectory_table.htm<left>
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    <table bgcolor="#d3d3d3" border="0" width="900px"><tbody><tr><td>Cartridge (Wb@MV)</td> <td>Bullet BC</td> <td>100 yds.</td> <td>200 yds.</td> <td>MRT@yds.</td> <td>MPBR (yds.)</td></tr> <tr><td>.17 HMR (17 SP at 2550)</td> <td>.123</td> <td>+1.5"</td> <td>-5.5"</td> <td>1.5"@100</td> <td>165</td></tr> <tr><td>.17 Mach IV (20 V-MAX at 4000)</td> <td>.185</td> <td>+1.2"</td> <td>+0.8"</td> <td>1.5"@140</td> <td>260</td></tr> <tr><td>.17 Rem. (20 V-MAX at 4200)</td> <td>.185</td> <td>+1.1"</td> <td>+1.0"</td> <td>1.5"@150</td> <td>275</td></tr> <tr><td>.204 Ruger (33 BT at 4225)</td> <td>.185</td> <td>+1.1"</td> <td>+1.0"</td> <td>1.5"@150</td> <td>275</td></tr> <tr><td>.218 Bee (45 SP at 2800)</td> <td>.202</td> <td>+1.6"</td> <td>-1.5"</td> <td>1.5"@125</td> <td>200</td></tr> <tr><td>.219 Zipper (60 SP at 3200)</td> <td>.264</td> <td>+1.4"</td> <td>+/- 0"</td> <td>1.5"@120</td> <td>230</td></tr> <tr><td>.22 LR (40 HP at 1255)</td> <td>.100</td> <td>-3.0"</td> <td>-40.9"</td> <td>1.5"@45</td> <td>90</td></tr> <tr><td>.22 WMR (40 HP at 1910)</td> <td>.100</td> <td>+0.5"</td> <td>-19.0"</td> <td>1.5"@65</td> <td>123</td></tr> <tr><td>.22 Hornet (45 Sp at 2690)</td> <td>.191</td> <td>+1.5"</td> <td>-2.5"</td> <td>1.5"@100</td> <td>188</td></tr> <tr><td>.22 K-Hornet (45 SP at 2800)</td> <td>.202</td> <td>+1.6"</td> <td>-1.5"</td> <td>1.5"@125</td> <td>200</td></tr> <tr><td>.221 Fireball (50 BT at 2995)</td> <td>.238</td> <td>+1.4"</td> <td>-0.7"</td> <td>1.5"@116</td> <td>214</td></tr> <tr><td>.22 PPC (50 Sp at 3200)</td> <td>.254</td> <td>+1.4"</td> <td>+/- 0"</td> <td>1.5"@125</td> <td>230</td></tr> <tr><td>.222 Rem. (50 Sp at 3140)</td> <td>.220</td> <td>+1.4"</td> <td>-0.4"</td> <td>1.5"@118</td> <td>222</td></tr> <tr><td>.223 Rem. (45 Sp at 3550)</td> <td>.167</td> <td>+1.4"</td> <td>+0.2"</td> <td>1.5"@130</td> <td>235</td></tr> <tr><td>.223 Rem. (55 SP at 3240)</td> <td>.235</td> <td>+1.4"</td> <td>+/- 0"</td> <td>1.5"@120</td> <td>230</td></tr> <tr><td>.222 Rem. Mag. (55 SP at 3240)</td> <td>.235</td> <td>+1.4"</td> <td>+/- 0"</td> <td>1.5"@120</td> <td>230</td></tr></tbody></table>
  11. Old_Lion

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  12. FPGT72

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    It is fun, this is about the only way I can shoot stuff with ANY kind of kick to it anymore....Do some checking online, there are ways to keep the rifle from hopping quite so bad so setting up the next shot does not take quite so long.

  13. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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    Do youse guys who shoot from a rest see a significant change in the zero if you shoot the same rifle from an off-hand position?
  14. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    That is the question I am trying to answer. I am wondering how Bad my off hand is :D
  15. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    I am shooting a heavy barrel .22, The should be no hopping, I am more worried about moving the rifle while engaging the bolt.
  16. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer

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    Attend an Appleseed event.
  17. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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  18. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    I would like to, but I do not own a gun with a 10 round magazines, Actually those have been outlawed by our great Govenor this week. 7 rounds is all we get in the great state of New York :kboom

    I work with 2 guys who have done it and they have nothing but good things to say about the program. :thumb
  19. RedRocker

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    On the up side, nobody in your state will ever be a victim of a crime committed with a gun. Maybe the cops can even get ten round mags someday too. :lol3
  20. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Contact the people who are doing it. There is usually someone with a loaner.