The Rimfire Thread

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

  1. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Oddometer:
    8,597
    Location:
    Kingsville MO
    I have always been one that if I like what I have I will not mess with it. If you are in a position to get another I would just do that.

    IMHO the best NEW target mass market 22 is the model 41...but like I talked about before they don't fit everyone.
  2. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,397
    Location:
    Whiskey Pint, NY
    Consider 22 WMR (22 Magnum)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.22_Winchester_Magnum_Rimfire

    Quote from:
    http://www.personaldefenseworld.com/2012/11/strong-as-a-bull/

    "
    For many years, I have recommended .22-chambered revolvers and autopistols for people who are recoil adverse or can’t practice sufficiently with harder-recoiling centerfire arms.

    And, .22 ammunition is cheaper, which allows for lots of practice. High-velocity hollow points, especially in .22 Mag., have more stopping power than .38 Special roundnose slugs.

    Chambering these revolvers in .22 provides another advantage over their centerfire brethren: more rounds in the cylinder.
    "

    George
  3. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Oddometer:
    7,125
    Location:
    Cin City, OH
    Another excellent rifle choice, adapted to our more anti gun, PC correct world, is the Marlin Papoose 70PSS. This is an inexpensive take down stainless .22 rifle with plastic stock based on the venerable Model 60 action.

    It is small enough to fit in a back pack and not shout "hey, I got a gun", and is accurate and dependable. Stainless is of course a plus for those inclined to not be so quick on the trigger when it comes to cleaning and maintenance, or when subjected to the elements, or life on a boat. And at 3.25 lbs, is easy to carry, and comes with a case that will float it.

    If you ever had an AR-7, made by 5 different manufacturers who couldn't get it to work reliably, this is like that, except it works.

    http://www.marlinfirearms.com/firearms/selfloading/70pss.asp
  4. Andyinhilo

    Andyinhilo Long timer

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,763
    Location:
    Hilo, Hawaii
    If it was me, and I had the itch for a new toy, I'd get a new toy. Nothing wrong with an S&W model 41, other than price. I prefer the High Standard Trophy and Citation, IMO better than the 41 and a bit cheaper.
    [​IMG]
    The Browning Buckmark is a great gun and very inexpensive compared to the S&W or the H-S.
  5. Andyinhilo

    Andyinhilo Long timer

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,763
    Location:
    Hilo, Hawaii
    The Papoose is indeed a great little gun. I did not know that they were still being made.

    A good companion gun to that would be the SS Colt .22 auto (sometimes called the Cadet), If you can find one. I got one when they first came out and it is a neat little gun, dependable and quite accurate.

    Any of you guys have one?
  6. JRP

    JRP Old guy

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,562
    Location:
    Hampden, MA
    Like this one?

    [​IMG]
  7. Andyinhilo

    Andyinhilo Long timer

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,763
    Location:
    Hilo, Hawaii
    Yep. Mine is a 4" with fixed sights. How does yours shoot?
    [​IMG]
  8. JRP

    JRP Old guy

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,562
    Location:
    Hampden, MA
    I find it quite accurate and a lot of fun to shoot. Now the only problem is finding enough ammo.
  9. Motor31

    Motor31 Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,980
    Location:
    Wherever we park - full time RV'ers

    I know of a 66 for sale for under $300. here is the link. If you are interested.
    http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/vbclassified.php?do=ad&id=55852
  10. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2005
    Oddometer:
    11,656
    Location:
    Trying to leave CT
    Thanks. Right now the CT legislature is considering outlawing any semi-auto that holds more than 10 rds. Even talking about confiscating stuff or making you sell. Hope it doesn't get that far. Another reason besides taxes and winter to relocate. I better wait till I see what is happening.
  11. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Oddometer:
    7,125
    Location:
    Cin City, OH
    Generally, when they talk about restricting magazine capacity, it relates to detachable magazines. But who the hell knows what they'll do next.

    Politicians are generally lawyers too dumb to make a living, so that's who's making our laws.
  12. GP640

    GP640 Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,733
    Location:
    NW AB
    We have mag cap restrictions up here but they were nice enough
    to give rimfires a pass.
  13. bracky72

    bracky72 Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,047
    Location:
    Charles Town, West Virginia
    Look what santa brought me today. :)

    [​IMG]
  14. Off the grid

    Off the grid Unsmooth Operator

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Oddometer:
    12,969
    Location:
    That buzzing in your earhole, NorCal.
    It would be awesome if we could keep the heavy political stuff out of the Rimfire thread. Yes, mag capacity restrictions suck.
  15. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2007
    Oddometer:
    6,798
    Location:
    Dorchester, MA / Goshen, NH
    Stay and fight.
  16. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,397
    Location:
    Whiskey Pint, NY
    From:
    http://www.facebook.com/NRAmuseum

    [​IMG]

    GUN OF THE DAY- Remington Double Derringer

    Remington’s double derringer was manufactured over an almost seventy year span, from 1866 to 1935.
    The design had a firing pin that automatically alternated from top to bottom barrels to fire the stubby .41 rimfire cartridges.

    This example has a little different history in that it was once carried for personal protection by General Bryce Poe,
    as an aviator in the Korean War. Poe selected a plated pistol for corrosion resistance and
    used a El Paso Saddlery wrist holster to conceal his two-shot sidearm.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.41_Rimfire_Cartridge

    [​IMG]

    George
  17. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Oddometer:
    7,125
    Location:
    Cin City, OH
    A box of cartridges is probably as much as the value of the gun. :D They had a very poor reputation for stopping power. Looks like a heeled bullet, like a .22.
  18. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,397
    Location:
    Whiskey Pint, NY
    "According to "Cartridges of the World," the .41 Rimfire consisted of a 130 grain (8.4 g) lead bullet propelled by 13 grains (0.8 g) of black powder in its original load. The round produced a muzzle velocity of 425 feet per second (130 m/s) and a muzzle energy of 52 foot-pounds force (71 J). In contrast, modern low-powered smokeless cartridges produce considerably more energy: .380 ACP (200 ft·lbf), .22 LR (100 ft·lbf)."

    From Wikipedia link.
    425 fps. Airsoft weapons do that.


    George
  19. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Oddometer:
    8,597
    Location:
    Kingsville MO
    Found an OK example of a S&W 2 a few months back....was an intresting bit, but not the direction I was going with my collection.

    Intresting how so many things back at the dawn of the cartridge era was rimfire....so many don't know that a henry was remfire....had to fire up the computer to prove it to one person.
  20. LoFlow

    LoFlow Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,002
    Location:
    Kitsap
    We need a thread bump here. I sold my Henry awhile back and have regretted it ever since. Yeah, It happens way too often.

    So last month I went looking for another one. Checked out a new Uberti Silverboy which was really nice but the stock was all dinged up. Really a shame too, the action and general overall feel felt really good, nice rifle.

    I then found a Henry and this Browning BL 22. I immediately fell in love with the BL 22. Fit and finish is excellent. The 33 degree lever throw is addicting for sure and it shoots so nice. It cost more, but I really am keeping this one forever.

    [​IMG]