seen the new Accelerator rifle?


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nipprdog
November 18, 2004, 09:53 PM
LINK (http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=311096)

http://www.excelarms.com/images/565_mr_red_dot.jpg

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Dionysusigma
November 19, 2004, 01:49 AM
Reminds me of a cross between a Beretta Storm, a Mosin-Nagant, and a custom 10/22. :D

Cortland
November 19, 2004, 01:54 AM
I suppose we have California to thank for the "thumbhole" stock? :barf:

strambo
November 19, 2004, 02:22 AM
Cool rifle. All they need to do now is shorten the barrel to 16 1/2", chamber it in .45 ACP and have a thumbhole-less option!

clown714
November 19, 2004, 09:13 AM
:what: $465 :uhoh:

clown

shoobe01
November 19, 2004, 09:39 AM
People did make thumbholes before there was legal reason to. Like the super-cool L.96:
http://world.guns.ru/sniper/l96.jpg

Do you think the big swoop of plastic in front of the tigger guard is to avoid having a "prominently prodtruding trigger guard." Its just what it is.


No matter what it looks like, .17 HMR/.22 Mag doesn't appeal to me. The way they dress up some 10/22s, this probably will appeal to and sell well in their target market. Note that on the Glock board the comments are generally favorable. Not sure what to make of that...

DougCxx
November 19, 2004, 02:47 PM
It is the most-affordable semiauto 17HMR out there right now. The only other company selling a factory-made gun is Volquartsen, and that costs a lot more. You'd spend quite a bit more than $465 to buy a new Ruger 10/22 magnum and convert it to 17HMR. Although Excel wants a dear price for their magazines--in a perfect world, it would have used Ruger mags.
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As to the choice of caliber, this depends a lot on where you live and where you have to shoot.
I have seen discussions where people note that they have never shot at an indoor range; I am one of the people who has never shot at a real outdoor range.
Where I live there are no outdoor ranges at all, except private gun clubs that you have to be a member, and that are not open regular business hours. The only clubs with a 100+ yd rifle range are at least a 45 minute drive away. So guess what? those are not attractive to me at all.

If the only places you have to shoot are relatively short indoor ranges, spending big dollars on a good centerfire semi rifle is rather silly. For target shooting at paper the 17HMR is great. Ammo makers should have put copper jackets on rimfire bullets YEARS ago.
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