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.22lr plinker guns, Don't know if I like magazines.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by CoyoteSix, Nov 5, 2012.

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  1. vito

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    Get yourself a vacuum pump magazine loader. You hold it over the box of 22lr and it sucks the rounds into the magazine until full. Easiest way that I know to load a magazine. Personally, I like my S&W 617 4-inch barrel 10 round revolver. Its accurate, fun to shoot and would be my pick for a survival handgun (for hunting small game). I will admit, this is not an inexpensive gun.
     
  2. rodinal220

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    I do like my Stevens Favorites,Crackshot,Model 71,30G.All self contained,just insert ammo.
     
  3. mac66

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    There are speed loaders available for many detachable magazines such as the 10/22. They are fast. There are speed loaders like the Spee-d-loader or arrows or straws available for tube fed rifles. They are fast. However, you still have to load the speed loaders ahead of time which takes time.

    As someone pointed out, it takes about the same amount of time to load a detachable box mag as it does to load a tube mag. However it is significantly faster to load a rifle with a prepared box mag than to load a rifle by loading the tube.

    I own a dozen or more tube fed rifles. Some load from the muzzle end, some from the stock end. From a safety standpoint I universally dislike having to have my hand at the muzzle end of the rifle while loading a front loader. I also dislike having to dip the muzzle down in the dirt to load a butt loader. I teach rifle marksmanship and I particularly don't like kids having to manipulate rifles either of those two ways.

    I also think that taking a break and reloading a detachable mag back off the line is safer than loading a tube fed constantly on the line.
     
  4. kerreckt

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    I like tube fed 22's. Nothing to lose or forget. Use the straw trick and you have cheap disposable "speedloaders'. I love my 22 rifles. Best "bang for the buck".
     
  5. aarondhgraham

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    The answer to all the problems,,,

    Belt Fed

    Aarond

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  6. GlockFan

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    You mean like this...

    http://e-sarcoinc.com/interarmsmodelatd.aspx
     
  7. Reloadron
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    Yup, like that. :)

    While the form, fit and finish is far from Browning so is the cost. Sold plenty of them when we had the shop and the little rifles actually shot pretty well for what they were and their cost.

    Ron
     
  8. sawdeanz

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    Are there any tube loaders that feed from the receiver like a shotgun or levergun? Also will my marlin 60 feed anything besides lr?
     
  9. ManBearPig

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    I have the GSG-5 (it's actually in a picture among other guns in another thread), and I absolutely love it. It's usually the steal of the show when friends and I gather at the gun range; it tends to get the most use. It's accurate as all hell and just a damn fun gun to plink with.
     
  10. italy4nra

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    You are right... you don't like box magazine fed rifles. So don't get one.
    Why get another SR22 when you can get a convertible single six. Fun stuff indeed to 22 revolver.

    XT22 (you will choose the tube model of course) is a great affordable shooter. The only reason to go for the Sig is for that different kind of cool, but it will not shoot as well as the long Marlin. Choose fun in the hand or fun at the target.
     
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    Your Marlin Model 60 is a .22LR only rifle so nope as to anything besides .22LR cartridges. As to any .22 rifles that side load, Colt made a pump lightening that was a side load .22 pump. Good luck finding one, but there are likely others out there, I just don't know of them.

    Ron
     
  12. Certaindeaf

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    100 round helical feed Calico.
     
  13. hardluk1

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    Buy one of these and reloading is faster than stopping to reload mags.http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/GNS-120

    heres one for semi outo pistols and single stck 10 shoot rifle mags -http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/GNS-127

    Want to slow down buy a single shoot. .
     
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    Had a Lightning once, it was stolen.
    I doubt the guy who took it had any idea what it was worth and I don't like to think about it anymore. :(
     
  15. Certaindeaf

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    I spotted a nice scoped Marlin 881 the other day.. tube mag bolt, wood stock, sticky rubber buttplate, swivels, yadda. Went down there yesterday to get it and noticed that in order to mount the cheap scope how he liked, the prior owner had pried the rear sight notch off. no thanks
    I need me a manual .22 repeater! Guess I'll wait 'til those black Marlin's go on sale for like $150 at the superstore.
     
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