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Combat 22!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by jambo545, Jun 7, 2009.

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  1. jambo545

    jambo545 Active Member

    I wanted to get some opinions on what you guys would think if you HAD to use a 22. I am not looking for those of you who will say ditch it and get a real gun. Seriously if all we had was some sort of tactical 22. Lets here it, from techniques bullets optics what rifle/ pistol that you would use. Becuase I think the mighty 22 might supprise us in some good and bad ways.
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  2. BK

    BK Well-Known Member

    I think the 10.22 in the right hands would make for a disasterous firefight for the opposing team.
  3. Titan6

    Titan6 member

    Prayer comes to mind.
  4. PT1911

    PT1911 Well-Known Member

    I would be more than comfortable with my 10-22. I would equip it with a red dot for putting shots down range with battle accuracy and necessary speed.. depending on the rang of the shots I would aim center mass (longer ranges) and work my way up the torso, neck and to the head the closer the threat came. The 10-22 is has hi capacity mags readily available, very short and light, and has plenty of accuracy to disuad whoever it must, and reliable enough to shoot thousands of rounds without an issue.
  5. chudykGT

    chudykGT Active Member

    I just bought a Ruger 10.22, and although i have a remy 870 12gauge I still wondered the same thing as you.
    I would imagine if you were familiar enough with the rifle, with a hicap mag and it was semi-auto, going for chest shots, and lots of them, would be your best bet, unless you could reliably headshot the assailant.
    The first 200 rounds through my ruger garuntee me I will not currently hit a moving target at 30 yards in the standing position. (which I would think is how you want to engage targets)

    You didn't mention the type of combat.
    Home defense? in the average single family dwelling, or appartment/condos
    Rural home outdoors with various outbuildings?
    The super market?
    Mrs Black bear and her cubs hiking in the bush?
  6. hunter25

    hunter25 Well-Known Member

    If absolutely required I would use it and I believe to good effect.
  7. tjj

    tjj Well-Known Member

    Well you ain't gonna win any firefights with one so I guess a .22 with night vision optics and a can you might have a chance if you go stealthy at night and sleep during the day. Still better than a knife or stick only I guess.
  8. jambo545

    jambo545 Active Member

    whatever situation comes up to chudykgt
  9. BK

    BK Well-Known Member

    Tom Frye would probably make quick work of any of us, no matter what we were shooting.
  10. jambo545

    jambo545 Active Member

    I think this is going to get very commical considering some of you guys think a 22 is slightly better than a stick or knife.:neener::neener:
  11. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    I didn't think that Gunkid got out of Club Fed until sometime next year.

    The notion of using a .22 LR firearm as any sort of combat weapon is beyond ridiculous.

    Sure, your 10/22 is awesome. I can understand that feeling. But it's no sort of substitute for a weapon chambered in a decent centerfire cartridge.
  12. SquirrelNuts

    SquirrelNuts Well-Known Member

    I would find cover just as quickly for gunfire from a .22 LR as I would from a .50 BMG. It might be slightly different cover, but I would try to find it just as quickly none the less. Something considered cover for a .22 LR, might merely be considered concealment for a .50 BMG.

    Open sights on a Ruger 10/22 - nothing to break, simple, inexpensive, you can upgrade it if you want or leave it as is.

    Not the best option, but if you had to...
  13. BK

    BK Well-Known Member

    Nevertheless, you've found them.
  14. chudykGT

    chudykGT Active Member

    You also didn't mention if we are talking about pistols or rifles.

    Depending on the range of engagment, the .22 is a hell of alot better than a knife.
    Thing is, at less than 10 yards, I know a couple guys who could kill me with a knife before I could aim and fire my 10/22.
    Against an angry black bear (or any bear for that matter, or an angry moose) I would probably **** myself if all I had was a .22. Hence my 870 with 1 #4 birdshot and 5 slugs
  15. jambo545

    jambo545 Active Member

    Hey I have plenty of combat proven weapons and use them for my job, I just figured I would start a fun thread to hear peoples ideas but someone always has ruin it thats why I posted that I didn't want the ditch the 22 geta real gun answers. The whole point was if all you had was a 22:banghead:
  16. jambo545

    jambo545 Active Member

    "from techniques bullets optics what rifle/ pistol that you would use"
  17. Arbor

    Arbor Well-Known Member

    22LR is very dangerous, like any hi-speed projectile tearing through your body...

    This doesn't need to be argued, and it's pointless, the bodies speak for themselves.

    The real problem isn't whether it has the potential. The problem is the unpredictability of small, low powered calibers, since they are more easily stopped by bones and other barriers and they require a heart or central nervous system hit for an instant stop.

    I have seen small birds that were hit in the guts by a 22LR, and still managed to fly 100yards away. I have also seen man-sized deer stopped in their tracks by a heart shot from the same rifle. It all depends on where and how many times you hit.
  18. pbearperry

    pbearperry Well-Known Member

    A 22 semi carbine with high speed hp's and red dot or laser would take care of most close up work.
  19. PT1911

    PT1911 Well-Known Member

    Come on Jambo.. you havent seen the newest technology that allows you to keep an AR/AK in your jejunum or the more expensive one that allows you to keep it in your ileum? and the ammo for them is everywhere or havent you noticed... that damn .22 ammunition is just too heavy and clumsy to carry as compared to equal amounts of .223 or 7.62x39.
  20. Eightball

    Eightball Well-Known Member

    Israeli's use 10/22s, I'd personally prefer my Spike's Tactical conversion in my AR15, if for some reason I was stuck with that issue.

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