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Favorite rimfire plinker ?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ICorp, Jun 28, 2003.

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  1. ICorp

    ICorp Member

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    What is your favorite .22 can killer ?
    Mine is an old 1911A frame with a Ciner .22
    conversion for pistol.

    Rifle is an old Remington "speed master".

    Cheap fun both.
     
  2. TNT

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    Winchester 94/22 and Smith 22S are great can killers.:)
     
  3. Bullet Bob

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    Every dang last one of 'em! I've bought two more .22 handguns since this picture ( a1948 K22 and a 1957-58 Colt OMM), and I don't know offhand how many .22 rifles I have, and I'm contemplating buying another one of those, too. I love .22's!

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  4. Majic

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    High Standard Supermatic Citation. It just begs you to shoot it.

    For long gun I have a hard time choosing between the Savage/Anschutz Mark 12 and the Marlin Model 39A.
     
  5. cool45auto

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    Beretta Neos is mine.:cool:
     
  6. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    High Standards for me. The only trouble is that these three live in bank boxes, so I have to plan ahead instead of just arbitrarily deciding to head for the range.
     
  7. Sactown

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    Ruger MkII
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    Ruger 10/22
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  8. 10-Ring

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    In a semi auto, I like the Ruger slabsides. In a revolver, I like the S&W 617.
     
  9. mainmech48

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    Ditto the 1911 with Ciener conversion. Mine is now a designated trainer/plinker mounted on it's own frame.

    I have a bunch of .22 rifles, but the ones my nephews and my wife want to take most often are the Rossi 62A pumps. They're all too young to remember shooting galleries, but they love making the cans dance with the ol' gallery gun.

    Second choice is usually the Norinco Browning .22 auto-clone. Easier for the younger ones to handle as it's shorter and lighter.

    The Ruger Bearcat has been great for introducing them to the fundamentals of handgunning. Perfect size for little hands, and makes safe handling lessons simpler to instill.

    I get my fun passing along my love of shooting to another generation of our family.
     
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    Modified 22/45

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  12. aircarver

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    Ditto an old 1911 bottom (retired for bad transition ramp) topped with a Colt 22/45 Kit. Just like shooting a .45...... (until it goes BANG ! ....)
    :D
     
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    Beretta 92 conversion kit.
     
  14. Schuey2002

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    Ruger 10/22..

    My first,last and only Ruger purchase.:banghead:
     
  15. 444

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    This is a tough question. For years I owned only three .22 handguns. A Ruger MkII with a heavy barrel of about 5-6" and Millet sights, a Ruger Single Six stainless with a barrel that was somewhere close to 6", and a S&W Model 17 6". The Single Six was a POS. I bought it used, and it was at least third hand. The previous owners had put it through the ringer, and it wasn't all that accurate. The Model 17 was originally my dad's. He gave it to me, but I left it at his house a couple thousand miles away to shoot while I was there. So I basically had one good .22 handgun. Not long ago I was on here complaining about my Single Six and how I would like to buy a new one, but I wanted one with a 4" barrel. Someone was kind enough to point out to me, a special production run of short barreled Single Sixes, so I ordered one. When it came in, I went to pick it up and it looked great. But there was a problem. In the case sat an absolutely beautiful revolver. A used Single Six Bisley with gorgeous stocks and a 6+" barrel. I couldn't resist it and bought them both. About a month after that, I got a call out of the blue from a gun shop that I occasionally did business with. They said that they remembered me saying that I wanted a S&W Model 17; they had a guy that wanted to trade one on something else and they wanted to see if I wanted to buy it. The price was right so I drove over to check it out. It was in perfect condition so I agreed to buy it. AGAIN, I was standing there getting ready to do the paperwork when I spotted a Model 617 in the case. It had a 6" full lugged barrel. I played with it and it was wonderful. I had them work out a deal on both. So now I have four fantastic .22 pistols and have shot them a lot over the last few months. I guess my current faviorite is the Bisley. I have been shooting it the most.

    I also have the Ciener conversion, but seldom shoot it. I like to buy the bulk .22 ammo from Wal-Mart and it doesn't function well with it. It runs OK with CCI, but I don't like to buy them 100/box. Oh, and I forgot one other. I also own a Ruger Mk. II short skinny barrel with a red dot on it. I consider it more of a novelty. I like the dot, but son't shoot it much. I take it out a couple times a year to play with, but it isnt' one of my serious plinkers.
     
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    My Savage Striker gets all of my attention these days. As far as rifles go, I have a Ruger 10/22 that I'm fond of, but it doesn't hold a candle to my dad's Marlin Golden 39A. They don't make them like that anymore.
     
  17. makdaddy03

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    Well I'm an El Cheapo

    Favs are Marlin 60 22lr semi auto rifle.
    Marlin 25N 22lr & 25MN 22mag boltactions.
    Heritage Rough Rider 22lr/22mag S/A revolver.
     
  18. Dave Markowitz

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    -- Winchester 94/22 XTR Classic
    -- Ruger 10/22
     
  19. Crimper-D

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    My Field Gun

    Is an old H&R999 Sportsman - complete with 9 round speedloaders and holster:D
     
  20. Peter M. Eick

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    A toss up between my 5screw k22 masterpiece or my DW 722. Depends upon my mood.
     
  21. Zackmeister

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    Ruger Mark II! That thing is fun and accurate. Mine has a 5" bull barrel which gives it great pointability.
     
  22. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Revolver: another nod for the Smith & Wesson model 18

    Self Loader: 1st nod to Colt's Match Target Woodsman
    with the 2nd nod going to Ruger's Mark II KMK-512!:uhoh:

    Best wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  23. Dr.Rob

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    Ruger Mk 2 5.5 inch bull barrel, blued w/cocbolo finger grooved grips.

    Why?

    'Cause Dad got tired of me shooting his Ruger mk1 7 5/8 target model.

    I'd still like to get my hands on a Colt woodsman, though.
     
  24. Wil Terry

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    MY FAVORITE 22 PLINKING GUN IS AN ASTRA CUB 22SHORT AS ACCURATE

    AS A LASER BEAM OUT TO 50 YARDS and tougher than all gitout to shoot. The COLT junior 22SHORT also shoots well out to 25 yards. I do like little poppers like these.
    My second favorite is an H+R 999 of exquisite accuracy;
    A Bearcat that shoots great;
    and old model Ruger SSS of gilt edged accuracy.
    The old M17 K22 6" and a 4" M617 10-shot K22 also get their fair share of exercise along with a P22 Walther my wife likes to shoot. There must be nearly two dozen more 22 pistols in the safe that are hardly shot anymore including a BERSA 22 that has nearly 19,000 rounds through it without a single malfunction of any kind...and a Walther Olympic 22 copy that shoots like a million bucks....geesh, I should dig around in the safes more and see what might grab my fancy again.
    A Marlin M39 Mountie and a Winchester 9422 are my favorite lever 22's but my wife thinks her Romanian M1969 22 Trainer is the cats meow, and let me tell you, she can pick the buttons off yore shirt with it at 50 yards offhand
     
  25. Okiecruffler

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    Observation from an innocent bystander

    The Wife was reading this over my shoulder and observed that the question was "what is your favorite rimfire?" but most people gave at least 2 that they owned, and one that they wanted to own. She thinks we're all hopeless. She's probably right, but ain't it fun:D
     
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