The Rimfire Thread

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

  1. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    Its here....I should pick it up friday :clap:clap:clap

  2. Me and my monkee

    Me and my monkee Out makin' Monkee Maps

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    Bought the Neos on Thursday, and on friday morning found the ammo.

    Been visiting 2 Wal-marts each morning on the way to work for the past 5 days. Get to the stores about 6-6.15am.
    Having worked all 4 years of college in WM as both a night stocker and at the sporting goods counter I knew to look not on the shelves, but peer over the counter and check out the boxes stacked behind awaiting first shift to come and lock them up. There it was. A case of Federal bulk .22LR Bought 3 boxes, left the rest for someone else.

    Hit the range today. Gun is a complete pleasure to shoot. Highly accurate, made me look far better than I am. Even at 50 feet, with the stock sights, where I could not see much of the silhouette head or where the shots were landing, when I pulled the target back about 90% were in the head.

    Shot about 200 rounds of the federal bulk, and 50 each of CCI standard velocity and Remington Viper. Of that I had 1 fail to fire each with the fed and the rem, and 1 fail to load with the CCI. Also, one Remington shell seemed to 'phut' rather than bang. So, maybe a 1% failure rate. Remington also spit a lot of fire and sparks.

    Very happy with the choice I made.
  3. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Cool. I heard that WalMart was limiting purchases to 3 boxes per person, so everyone has a chance to find some in the store.

    It's funny how the shortage makes everyone act. I have plenty of ammo and can't shoot now because we just got 2 feet of snow and I can't get out to my shooting area. I still feel an urge to go out and buy ammo. Not gonna. Don't want to contribute to the shortage, but it's in the back of my head. I passed on a box of .380 back in Nov. Wish I had gotten it, because the price has jumped recently.
  4. Hedge36

    Hedge36 My e-penis is huge.

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  5. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    I was dropping off my M-69 at the gun shop to get some trigger work done when I seen a heavy barreled .22 in the service rack. The gun was a 1919 Savage Model 19 .22 match gun.

    The gunsmith told me it has twin firing pins in the bolt, and that they are known for being very accurate :evil

    Here is a picture I found on gunbroker.com.

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    I added this gun to my watch list :deal
  6. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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    It can't be this one you added to your watch liat?
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=328891245
    rough no magazine

    Can't find the one you pictured.
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Bolt-Action-Rifles/BI.aspx?Keywords=Savage+19

    George
  7. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    George .... My bad :shog

    Try this link

    http://www.gunauction.com/buy/11502085/rifles-for-sale/bolt-action-rifle/pre-war-savage-arms-model-19-nra-match-rifle-original-magazine-c-and-r-ok-very-nice

    I was told parts are very rare for these, so buy the best you can find was the advice given to me. :deal
  8. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I really like the Neos....so much so I bought a second.

    If you really like the little thing check out the carbine kit....it is just a hoot to shoot. I have a red dot on mine and can hit 6" steel plates from 50 yards like it is nothing....not even a challange.

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  9. jeep44

    jeep44 junk collector

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    Hog Rider-that 1919 is a very nice rifle. One of the unusual things about it,other than the twin firing pins (on the early models), is that the barrel and the receiver are a single piece-they were not made as two separate pieces, like pretty much every other gun, but machined from a single blank. It is essential that you get a magazine with the rifle, and if the rather delicate rear sight is still in place, that's a big plus,too. Here's my early 1919-on later models,without the dual firing pins,the receiver opening is larger (like the one in your photo from Gunbroker. That one is also missing a barrel band).

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  10. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    New .17 HMR for me. Of course as soon as I ordered this, I read that there is a bigger, badder .17 Magnum ready to hit the market.

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  11. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    Reminds me of my 17hm2
  12. DLFLHT

    DLFLHT I'm a little fuzzy

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    Yeah, the .17 Winchester Super Magnum looks like the ultimate rimfire - 3,000 FPS with a 20 grain bullet. Plus it looks like the ammo will be about $15 a box. I held out on the .17s so far, but I may have to take the plunge once these get out there in decent numbers.
  13. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    Jeep44 Thank you for that information, I feel that the only way I will purchase one of those will be in person and not online.

    My gunsmith told me that they are very accurate, is that correct ?
    Another thing about the gun is that it was made about a 1/2 hour away from where I live. Back before NY chased all the manufacturing and gun owners away.
  14. FPGT72

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    I have also not jumped in on the 17 bandwagon...figured I have a real nice 22mag that does everything I need it to do. Not too sure if I will look into any of them including the 17 remington. I just wonder with how fast things are moving if we still run into problems like we did with the real fast moving cartridges of the past.....I just have too many questions like what does it do so much better than something I already have?
  15. jeep44

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    I think they are quite accurate. Most of the 1919s will be marked "1919 NRA"-I guess they were intended for use with NRA competition shooting. Savage made them for many years, with details changing over the years-sights are something to watch out for-I had a 1919 before the one in the photo, and someone had done a very good job of grafting a later Lyman sight on the year, even inletting the stock. It all looked like it was factory-done, which suckered me into buying it. I had done no research, so I didn't know what I was looking at. It was indeed very accurate, and was fun to shoot, but these days, I try to buy only the most original, correct rifles I can. I managed to sell that one, and later found this early, mint 1919. As with most of these old .22 rifles, having the correct, original sights is important-sights for these rifles are rare and expensive, so don't buy a rifle without them. The correct magazine is important,too-they are on ebay, but sometimes for more than you paid for the rifle.
  16. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Yea, I've got a 22 mag too, but just had to try the .17. I will probably sell the one I like the least, which I'm guessing is going to be the 22 mag, because I like the thumbhole stock better. Of course I could always get a thumbhole stock 22 mag. Damn, guess I have to buy another gun.:D
  17. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Shot my .17 HMR for the first time this morning. Results of a five round group. Not too bad, except for that damn flyer.:D

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  18. pilot

    pilot Slacker Moderator Super Moderator

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    What range? My HM2 shoots like that at 50. I bought it for squirrels. I didn't think I needed any more speed for that.
  19. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Yea 50....50ft:D I didn't have the best rest and it certainly wasn't in a lead sled. I resighted it in for 100 yards and this was the result. Three round group, with one dead center and flyer out in the 9 zone. .75 MOA and I shot one .5 MOA, so I'll take it. Still way better than I can shoot offhand.:wink:


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  20. pilot

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    Here's my fifty yard target. If I remember correctly, that's seven shots. Without the flyer, it measured .29 inches. With it, it was right at one half inch.