The Rimfire Thread

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

  1. mattlikesbikes

    mattlikesbikes Been here awhile

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    I'm sure Mike will take care of you. My Walnut stock from Mike was amazing. I promptly scratched it like an idiot.

    I finally got around to putting a couple hundred rounds through mine and it is amazing. I was shooting clay pigeons on their sides at 100yds within minutes.
  2. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer

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    Anybody have a Henry survival rifle? I'm thinking of getting one to throw in the tail bag on the dual sport for making a dinner of a squirrel or rabbit.
  3. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day.

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    I got one, cheap, stores nice in its own stock. It does shoot really good, and never any miss fires or fail to feed. But be warned it is cheap and looks and feels cheap. :deal I keep mine in my side by side on the farm, and sometimes camping on the bike.
  4. TexBiker

    TexBiker Been here awhile

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    I had one for a while as my "boat gun" in the swamps. Mine had a horrible trigger and accuracy suffered as a result. I never expected it to be a target rifle, but it was difficult to keep 5 shots on a 4" shoot-n-see target at 50yds with that thing. Killed a few snakes with shot shells, though.

    I have several other Henry's and love them. But the survival rifle didn't impress me at all. My old Springfield M6 is a much better gun in every respect, but harder to find nowadays.
  5. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer

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    Thanks - I'm not a fan of cheap stuff so I'll probably pass. I've heard good things about the Ruger 10/22 takedown, but they seem to be unobtanium right now. I may buy a folding stock for one of my regular 10/22's.
  6. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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  7. pilot815

    pilot815 Long timer

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    Almost daily they pop up on slickguns.com. This was just this morning, http://www.kygunco.com/ruger-1022-takedown-22-lr-rifle-59249. The shop I bought my 22/45lite from has one of them. It really is a neat gun. I'm a huge fan of the 10/22.

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  8. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer

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    Went to Dicks Sporting Goods this morning and they had a 10/22 takedown on the rack but it was on hold for another customer. The salesman called the customer to see if he really wanted it and the guy said no, so it came home with me.

    Now to do something about the shitty rear blade sight Ruger uses. I don't think I want a scope on this gun (kinda defeats the purpose of a bike packable gun). I'm a big fan of peep sights so maybe this one. There are a lot of receiver mounted peeps out there, but I want the sight to stay with the barrel for accuracy - not sure yet how well the angle of the receiver to the barrel will repeat during assembly/disassembly.
  9. mattomoto

    mattomoto 2 wheels rule

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    Nice score on the TD. Love mine.

    Thanks for posting that sight. ON the list now to get. I have a scope on mine now and it fits in the back pack very easy, but a sight would be better.

    Have fun with that TD and post some pics :D
  10. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer

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    What scope do you have? The only extra rimfire scope I have is way too big (a Mueller APV with a 44mm objective). If I decide to use a scope I'd like something smaller.

    I went to the range this afternoon. I had to drift the rear sight to the left quite a bit - out of the box it was shooting about 3" right at 25 yards. It actually shot respectable groups with the stock sights. I then mounted a scope and zeroed it at 50 yards. After that I broke the gun down and reassembled it several times, shooting groups each time to see if it'd hold zero. It didn't. It wasn't until after I got home that I read the instructions that told how to adjust the knurled knob to get the right pressure on the barrel during assembly. :D Hopefully that was my problem. I'm going to head back to the range tomorrow and try again.
  11. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day.

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    Yep RTFM:rofl
  12. mattomoto

    mattomoto 2 wheels rule

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    Honestly, it's just an inexpensive BSA TW4x30 which works pretty well. Did not want something expensive as I was not sure it would stay on the gun and also my get beat up in the bag.

    It has stayed zero'd after I too checked the knurled knob. As long as that is tight it seems to do pretty well for the backpack gun it is. It did change to a different stock so it is just a bit more compact and my 12 year old can adjust it a bit shorter for him. It lives the straight stock tube now though instead of the angled one.

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  13. wesplains

    wesplains Been Heading West My Whole Life.

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    Cabelas in KC had four in stock and one Ruger Bearcat Shopkeeper

    The had 3 10/22 and 0 Shopkeepers when I left.
  14. Off the grid

    Off the grid Unsmooth Operator

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    I was tossing around the idea of the Henry survival rifle for shits and giggles, but through reading I'm now drawn to the Marlin Papoose.
    Thoughts?

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  15. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer

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    I agree - I'm not going to put a high dollar scope on something I'm going to carry around in a nylon bag on a dual sport. Besides, it's a .22 so I'm not taking 1000 yard benchrest shots. Here's a scope that gets good press: The Leapers 3-9 Bug Buster (not my picture):

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    It comes with quick release rings and sunshades. I'll also need a Picatinny rail, but those are only $7. Some of the reviewers said they had to use an offset mount to get it closer for eye relief, but I'm hoping not to need that because my cheek weld tends to have me farther forward than most people for some reason.
  16. Andyinhilo

    Andyinhilo Long timer

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    Excellent little rifle, way better than the AR-7 takedown rifles. My only concern has to do with Marlin's spotty quality these days if you are buying a new one. Give it a close look before you take it home.
  17. Off the grid

    Off the grid Unsmooth Operator

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    It seems as if finally some 22LR has been trickling back into availability.

    Just picked up 3500 rounds.
  18. Sam Buca

    Sam Buca a.k.a. Daniel

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    I have the Williams WGRS-54 on my Henry H001. The peeps can be changes easily for different conditions and it is fully adjustable for elevation and windage.

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  19. richarddacat

    richarddacat Rollin' and Tumblin'

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    Great, thanks for the lead.....:ddog
  20. Off the grid

    Off the grid Unsmooth Operator

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    Last time I did that it was OOS by the time I posted. :lol3

    I check here for mine.