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  1. chicharrones

    chicharrones needs more ammo

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    Just like any other rimfire rifle with a tube magazine under the barrel. Whether bolt action, semi-auto, pump action, or lever action. Including most centerfire lever rifles made by Henry. :)

     
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  2. chicharrones

    chicharrones needs more ammo

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    I really can't decide, but I'll proclaim the top one in this pic as my favorite .22 LR firearm. The bottom one is .22 WMR, so I won't count it here. :)

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  3. Waveski

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    IMG_1889.jpg IMG_1893.jpg Pictured is my Pa's squirrel gun. He was a drill instructor during WWII ; I guess he liked the military look of the Stevens 87M.
    If I got it right , Stevens had hopes of selling this model as a trainer , but never did. It is clearly bulked up to resemble a prominent military rifle. The receiver has distinctive vents which gave rise to the nickname "gill gun". When it was handed down to me by my much older brother this rifle was mildewy and showed a lot of surface rust , the action was real gritty , and it was drilled and tapped for a cheap scope. I cleaned it up , lost the scope , mounted a peep sight and a nice period sling.

    This is my favorite .22 rifle , for multiple reasons.
     
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  4. rabid wombat

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    While everyone is posting...any comments on a Winchester 69A? A local store has one...just would appreciate your opinion.
     
  5. Waveski

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    There is something pleasing about a bolt action .22 ... nice long barrel ... What rear sight and price?

    Here is a better response - Buy it and post it here - it would make a nice addition to this thread!
     
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  6. rabid wombat

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    Thinking about it. I did a quick look at it, but did not put my glasses on . I thought about what I had seen, and had to call back...first thought, 52A. No such luck. They also have a really nice Mossberg 144.

    Between the 69a and the 144 what would you do?
     
  7. DM~

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    Another fav 22 of mine,

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  8. Waveski

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    Tough call. Both bolt action , both are of longer barrel , box magazine , very similar configurations. Winchester may have slightly higher value , but I am partial to Mossbergs. I guess you have to handle each and see which seems to have greater intrinsic value , which one strikes you.

    It would be grand to have both.
     
  9. Ignition Override

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    jeepnik:

    Did you use your scoped Ruger to train with Sarah Conner (T2) for the Skynet takeover?

    Very cool-looking gun.
     
  10. JudgeHolden10

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    I was waiting for one of those. They are awesome .22s.
     
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  11. If1HitU

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    Henry GB .22 lr.:thumbup:
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  12. Ken73

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    Early Winchester 9422, no checkering, steel magazine tube, all original (including the sights). I've probably used more .22 short ammo than .22LR in it. There's something fun about plinking with those tiny cartridges.
     
  13. DM~

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    Another 22 I like a lot,

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    Remington 582...

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  14. lg&m

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    Tell me more about the bottom one please.
     
  15. chicharrones

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    Maybe 7 years ago, It started life as a plain Zastava MP22 bolt action rifle. Not long after that it got turned into a rimfire "scout" rifle by shortening the barrel to 16.25", changing out the sights*, and making a one-off forward scope mount. The gun had a 2x scope as seen in the pic, but it is now wearing a Weaver 4x28 scout scope which better suits .22 magnum, IMO. :)

    *Williams WGRS-54 rear, Marbles front.
     
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    Nice! ...buried on the right looks like a Steven's Favorite in Tip Up configuration made around turn of the century in really nice shape?
     
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    I vote for both! :thumbup:
     
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  18. GunnyUSMC

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    There’s some pics of it in post #39 on page two.
     
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    Agreed, the 41 is probably my "best," and most accurate .22, but isnt reliable enough to be my favorite. Even with new springs, a buffer, agreeable ammo, and its favorite magazine (out of 3), it still gives me an exasperating jam once in a while- just when I had a really good string/group going too!

    Honestly, I also have its plebian little brother, the 422 which is 90% as accurate and 99.9% reliable. Lol!
     
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    Interesting! My 41 has been reliable and accurate with just about everything I have fed it. I had a 622 which was also reliable but the trigger was so poor I never could tell if it was accurate or not!
     
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  21. whm1974

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    Just wondering but are there any people that have a million round stockpile of just .22 LR ammo alone? A guy I used to know, in the early 90's told me about some oddball relative of his that died in 1990 and had a number of old guns and much larger brought number of backs from both WWII and the Korean War.

    The guy swore that the relative had over 1 million rounds of just .22LR all by itself... His family was still shooting it without even putting a dent in the stockpile...
     
  22. GunnyUSMC

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    I’ve only got around 30 to 40 thousand rounds.
     
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    My romainian m69 trainer rifle with flip up sights for distance variation.
     
  24. chicharrones

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    Even though rimfire ammo is cheap, 1 million rounds of .22 LR might cost $16,000 in 1990 money. I'm sure some people have done that, but I doubt it's common.
     
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  25. whm1974

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    I'm thinking more like people merely buying more then they actually shooting, and forgetting that they already have some when buying new ammo.
     
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