The Rimfire Thread

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

  1. KingRat

    KingRat Stroppy.

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    IIRC I paid around £300 for the rifle, not including the scope, mod or bipod.

    I pay about £10 / 50rds, near enough twice as much as .22LR, but our ammo[e] prices are horrible here.
  2. KingRat

    KingRat Stroppy.

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    Very similar to shoot, the only difference really is the ammo characteristics and the lack of supersonic 'crack' when using .22 subsonics.

    Flatter trajectory, more range, more kinetic energy with the .17. More chance of not scaring the pesky critters away and cheaper shooting with the .22

    .17 doesn't richochet as much as the .22 - in fact, many police forces here recommend the .17HMR over the .22 as a first rifle now, because of the lack of ricochet.

    I'm glad to have both but would probably opt for the .17HMR if I had to make a choice.
  3. Charlie Brown

    Charlie Brown Sweeter than YooHoo

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    thats funny. most people here recommend a .22lr or a 20ga shotgun for a first long gun.
  4. KingRat

    KingRat Stroppy.

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    we're a small country, and the fact that the .17HMR disintegrates as soon as it hits anything is the key. .22LRs can be unpredictable if they bounce off something.
  5. P B G

    P B G Long timer

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    I would too. I'd take the .17 over my .22, .22 magnum, and .223. If I could only have one.

    The .22 is great for beginners in that the ammo is cheap and if you are on a safe range ricochet is really a non-issue.
    But if you are going to hunt or shoot in a field with it the .17 seems to provide much more enjoyment.

    The only thing I'd say is that if you are actually trying to learn to shoot well the .17 is just too flat shooting. An accurate .22 LR with the slowest ammo that it shoots well requires much more user input to hit the target.

    Fun game is to place reactive targets at different distances down field and move between them with a .22 LR.
  6. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    Here are some more pictures, I am not really happy with the pictures, but here they are ..

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    The gun is more accurate than I am, The action of the bolt is smooth like butter, and a great trigger feel.
    I am considering a center fire CZ next .
  7. PecosBill

    PecosBill Get off my f'n lawn!

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    Remington Target Master 510

    Remington 550-1

    10/22

    A piece of crap S&W Model 22A-1 that I bought off some dwarf that hangs out around here

    S&W K-22

    High Standard Sport-King


    With all the rimfire talk, I now have a new urge to jazz up that 10/22. I think I'm going to limit myself to a 300 budget. Today I'm thinking about one of those Hogue stocks, a bull barrel, and a decent scope. The gunsmith down the street supposedly has some neat tricks for the trigger, maybe I'll have him play with it a bit... might bust the budget though. :lol3
  8. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Great looking rifle. I've been looking at that exact came CZ. I really like the stock and I miss the accuracy of a .22LR bolt action. I still remember learning how to shoot with an old Remington. Pretty affordable as well. I'm also looking at the CZ Varmint but the wood doesn't look as nice.
  9. Charlie Brown

    Charlie Brown Sweeter than YooHoo

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    thats fucking beautiful man...
  10. BHW

    BHW Long timer

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    I've got an 80 year old Winchester model 1890...only rimfire I have.
  11. yukonlarry

    yukonlarry Adventurer

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    I have;
    H. Schmidt .22 revolver
    Beretta U22 Pistol (new)
    Remington Nylon 66
    Savage Mk II Stainless
    Haven't shot the Beretta yet, everything else is fun to shoot.
  12. jeep44

    jeep44 junk collector

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    I love "US Property" Mossbergs. Here is my latest, a 42MB, given to England as part of Lend Lease during WW2-it is British-proofed.

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  13. ballistic_ken

    ballistic_ken Helmet hair victim.

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    This is a work in progress. I need to decide on optics.
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  14. pilot

    pilot Slacker Moderator Super Moderator

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    I've been looking for something like that. A military trainer with a peep sight. That's a nice one. :thumb
  15. jeep44

    jeep44 junk collector

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    There are many different .22 trainers that have been used by the US military. The most common one might be the Mossberg 44US-the CMP has been selling them very reasonably for years now. The Remington 513T is another-they were doled out to shooting clubs after WW2. I got my "Junior Smallbore" medal with one of these at our local conservation club in the late '60s. I just bought one at a gun show last year. I recommend the book 'US Martial .22 RF rifles" by Thomas Batha-it's a small softbound book available for about $14 on Amazon.


    Here's my one of my 44US Mossbergs:

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  16. P B G

    P B G Long timer

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    Just doing some general cleaning/upkeep to stuff I haven't had a chance to use in a bit. Thought I might as well stick them here.

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  17. Anglewood

    Anglewood Has a fake Mustache

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    Here's my 10/22:
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    Not much left stock on it save the reciever and the trigger group. The Volquartsen target hammer sweetened up the trigger quite a bit and with the Green Mountain Bull Barrel, it is a tack driver.

    Lates,

    Connor
  18. Curvy

    Curvy Lost Planet Airman

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    39a that was my dad's with a Weaver 3x scope. Ignore the one on top.
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  19. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    It's a .22, go with a 2.5~10x scope with mil dot reticle and buy a Mil Dot MAster and before you know it you'll be making mil ranging seem easy and fun.
  20. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    I so want another Marlin Golden .22A.....