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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by matt35750, Jan 10, 2014.

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  1. mordechaianiliewicz

    mordechaianiliewicz Member

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    I suggest a Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22. Basically an AR style that should fit you well. I am 6'2" and have really Long arms. When the stock is fully extended, it works like a champ for me. $400-$500 in my neck of the woods.
     
  2. RCArms.com

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    I'm a big fan of the Sig 522. Fits me well at 6'7" and both of my kids can shoot it comfortable as well.
     
  3. chicharrones

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    I agree. Compared to a standard issue Ruger 10/22 Carbine, the 597 feels like a full size rifle. The bonus is they are inexpensive and found at nearly every place that sells guns.

    +1 to the CZ rifle comments, too.
     
  4. Skylerbone

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    The OP is looking for a rifle with a larger diameter wrist. It is his finding that those rifles he has handled would not shoot well for him because of this.

    How about a do-over. Any stock can be lengthened. Some won't look particularly nice afterward, most people will recommend a recoil pad. Consider whether you will be hunting (and your climate) if you opt for that as a rubber pad can snag on bulky clothing when shouldered. When given the option on custom stocks, I opt for an extended length of pull. I've found however that even stocks sized for children can be shouldered comfortably, especially with the use of a swing. The more you concentrate on fundamentals and the shot itself, the less a concern there is about the firearm you're shooting.

    On the wrist or "grip", I keep my thumb straight rather than wrapping it around. Some people opt for a new stock with a swell or add a pad or tape to build this area up and/or to add a bit of traction. I've read a number of threads, usually dealing with handguns, that speak to grip size and the comfort level of a given single-stack or double-stack. For those with interchangeable inserts I generally preferred the largest grip available but found the smallest insert on each universally improved my accuracy.

    As to which rifles out there will have a large enough wrist to meet your criteria, the AR style .22s mentioned may be your best bet. Whether you'll be satisfied with them can only be determined by you. If you lean that way, Ruger does make a 10/22 in such a configuration that is considerably less expensive that most.
     
  5. FinnComm

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    Seconded! I'm the same height as you (190cm) and my CZ512 fits me like a glove. It's also more accurate than a 10/22. Only downside is the trigger out of the box is terrible. But a tousand rounds helps solve it.

    I noticed someone posted a double pic of 2 ARs, one centrefire and one rimfire. But I couldn't see the point they were trying to make :confused:
     
  6. toivo

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    I think the point was to suggest buying an AR. It's a full-sized rifle, but you can have it in .22 LR.
     
  7. Skylerbone

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    The point is that the OP clarified that the stock length was part of the equation but specifically, he wants a fatter grip to accommodate his large hands. An "AR" in .22 has the same grip as a real AR and as such is identical in feel. Being a true pistol grip gives it a very different feel from a traditionally stocked sporter style rifle as well.
     
  8. FinnComm

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    Thanks Gents :)

    I have to say that I personally find ARs to be very small compared to a "full size rifle" (and I'm the same size as the OP). The length of pull without extra butt extensions is too short for most men my size (but slightly better if you shoot "face-on" to the target). But everyone's experience is different :)

    Cool name toivo! It means "hope" in Finnish :)
     
  9. rskent

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    Sorry, I guess I could have been clearer. The two rifles in the picture have the same weight and feel as one another. The only difference between them is the caliber. It was my understanding of the OP that he was looking for a 22lr that was sized and felt the same as a full sized gun. I understand that it may be an extreme example. Not many people have a need for, and are willing to pay for, a full sized (full weight) AR in 22lr. I was just throwing it out there.

    On a side note: I seem to remember reading somewhere that Carl Bernosky has a copy of his match rifle built on a 10-22 chassis. The point here is that if you can't find it you can always build it. Its only money my friend.
     
  10. FinnComm

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    Thanks rskent for the clarification :) Hope you didn't mind my asking for it :)
     
  11. MachIVshooter

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    I'd say it has more to do with reach than hand size. Smaller grips on rifles have never bothered me, but a short stock does.

    I'm average height (5'10"), but the sleeves of a 42 long end up half way up my forearms when I reach out in front, on account of a 6'5" armspan (yes, I look like an ape). As such, I can agree that most .22 rifles feel too small due to LOP.

    I have found most of the Remington offerings closer to "real gun" size.
     
  12. toivo

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    Thanks -- I'm third-generation Finnish-American, and my real name is an "Anglo" name, but I took my screen name from one of my uncles.

    I don't remember exactly now, but didn't the ARs in the picture have adjustable stocks?
     
  13. Skylerbone

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    MachIV, I just measured with a steel tape, 77" fingertip to fingertip and my last suit was a 48 long. I accept most adults don't find a short LOP natural feeling but I have fired the Rascal, Cub and a youth model Rossi from the bench as well as field positions. Humans are adaptable but again, I do understand we prefer what we prefer; my contention is that most larger people can shoot smaller rifles with a bit of practice.
     
  14. Odd Job

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    That explains my problem also. I could do with another 2" on the SIG 522 LOP (I use the fat butt pad already). I'm 5'7" and my armspan is 6'1"
     
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