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Down with Rimfire! AKA centerfire 22 pistol issues

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by sevenpoint62mm, Jun 29, 2004.

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  1. sevenpoint62mm

    sevenpoint62mm Member

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    Went to the store today to buy my seemingly much researched Mark 2 only to realize it was a RF. II have a model 60 marlin LR I really like thats centerfire so I'd like to stay with CF for dual purpose ammo. What are my choices for a SA target pistol thats centerfire?
     
  2. BlkHawk73

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    :confused: :uhoh: Aaahhh...I got lost somewhere here... Ok, you say you "much researched" a Mark 2 but didn't know it was a rimfire? :scrutiny: :uhoh: (I'm guessing you're referring to the Ruger Mark II models.)
    You then say you have a Marlin 60 LR (long rifle?) centerfire. :uhoh: :confused: Well, Marlin Model 60's are Marlin's semi-auto tube fed RIMFIRE rifles. These and the Mark II both shoot the .22lr cartridge. :p
    Finally you ask about SA (single action) centerfire target pistols. Not sure what to reccommend since the first part of your post was a bit...off target shall we say. ;) unclear what you actually are in search of.
     
  3. pauli

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    they've made a centerfire .22 cartridge more than once over the years, but there's no point, really. hell, as i understand it even jmb tried to replace the .22 - gave us the 25acp, which while it meets the purpose (a cartridge that size that feeds reliably in a small auto), sucks for actually hitting things.

    what do you have against rimfire? it works rather well for small cartridges.

    but, if you want a single action centerfire target pistol, you've got plenty of choices... 1911's, p210's... they generally fire rounds slightly larger than .22 though :)

    don't get hung up on the primer end of the round. 22lr works well for what it does - cheap accurate round - and centerfire works well for bigger stuff.
     
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    I am confused..... Marlin Model 60 is rimfire.

    I even have one sitting 4 feet from me.

    Fun plinker!
     
  6. Plinkerton

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    I have a Marlin 60 too. It's definitely rimfire...

    Either that, or it shoots rimfire and centerfire, and I had no idea...

    I also have no idea where to get centerfire .22...:confused:
     
  7. sevenpoint62mm

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    It is a rimfire? ,....

    I've been shooting centerfire out of it for awhile just fine :eek:

    How can that be?

    Ammo is Winchester 500 bricks and CCI Mini mags
     
  8. tc300mag1

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    the ammo you listed is rim fire not centerfire read the box :)
     
  9. Powderman

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    sevenpoint62, go ahead and get the Ruger. The .22 LR is perhaps the most fun cartridge in the world to shoot. Almost no recoil, even in handguns, and more accurate than it has any right to be.

    Take two handguns, one a centerfire and one a .22. How much would it cost to buy 500 rounds of CF ammo and plink away? A mint.

    With a .22, if you're spending $25.00 for that brick, you probably have match quality ammo.

    Get the .22 pistol.
     
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    :uhoh:


    :scrutiny:


    :what:



    And that's all I got to say about that.
     
  11. farscott

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    Yikes, this is scary. It also explains why new firearms frequently sport attorney verbage on the barrels.

    As far as .22 centerfire handgun cartridges, the only one that I have used is the .22 Remington Jet. It has not been factory loaded for about fifteen years, but brass, bullets, and dies are readily available.
     
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    to early in the day to sort through this one:what:
     
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    You're pulling my leg ain't ya?

    No you haven't.
    It can't be. It's impossible.
    That .22 RIMFIRE ammunition. And it will shoot just fine in that MkII.

    Look at the base of the cartridge. See a primer there? Nope you don't cause there ain't one.

    Look at a fired case from your Model 60. See where the firing pin hit the rim? The priming compound is in the rim hence the name rimfire.

    There is no such thing as .22 Long Rifle centerfire ammunition. Never has been. Never will be.
     
  15. No Trespassing

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    Oh I get it...April Foo...

    Uh, wait, it's June.
     
  16. MJRW

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    It seems you do not really know what rimfire or centerfire are. They are both terms which define how the round is primed and therefore are characteristics of the round.

    All .22 (short, long, magnum) is rimfire. The rim of the brass is struck to prime and ignite the powder. I think the only other rimfire out there currently is the .17. Everything else is centerfire.

    Centerfire rounds have a seperate primer in the center of the bass of the brass. This primer is struck with a pin or striker which primes and ignites the powder.

    ALL Marlin Model 60s are .22s and therefore use a rimfire round. The 500 round bricks are rimfire .22 because there is no other way that it would be.
     
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    If you weren't stuck on a semi-auto, there are some mighty fine .32 Magnum target revolvers.
     
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    WELL, SINCE NO ONE ELSE HAS SAID SO, I WILL,

    This has to rank with the ten most ignorent and stupid posts I have ever seen on the internet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Where do these bozos come from???
     
  20. Vibe

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    As Rosanna Rosanna Danna once said

    "What's all this hub-bub over Endangered Feces? After all......


    Uh?
    Nevermind!"

    Rimfire pistol!
    Model 60 is a Rimfire Rifle
    Those are Rimfire ammunition rounds.

    "Well researched" my backside.

    Is your REAL name D. Feinstein? or M. Moore?

    (Hint - read more - post less)
     
  21. pauli

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    guys, ease up.
     
  22. Plinkerton

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    seriously... it was an honest mistake...
     
  23. Okiecruffler

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    There is a 22mag CF, I want to say it's the 22 Cooper. But that's beside the point, Methinks the poster would benefit from a shooting class at a local range.
     
  24. sevenpoint62mm

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    Wow, I considering rimfire is so common,.. :mad:

    opps wait its not. Sorry my .22 knowledge isn't on par with everyones elses. :fire:

    Theres a reason people moved away from rimfire long ago anyway, not sure why its still in use.
     
  25. Okiecruffler

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    I was willing to give you the benefit of the doubt until that last post. You need to start with firearms 101. First learn what rimfires are before you buy your first gun, then you may understand why the rimfire is still around.
     
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