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Give me .22 choices

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by zpo, Jun 21, 2004.

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  1. zpo

    zpo Member

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    Thin and light weight. I have a Ruger MkII and love it, but for fishing and walking around would like to lighten the weight. Close range accuracy is needed, longer would be nice, but can sacrifice for size and weight. Cheap mags would be nice too. I don't want blowback actions, got Pheonix hpa .22's, and there loud, ears can't take it. So I guess 6 to 8 inch bbl would be needed also. Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  2. MaterDei

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    Does Ruger make a scandium MkII? :)
     
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    Beretta model 21 ( Bearcat).

    OLD Smith J frames
     
  4. Hal

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    Buckmarks are nice and slim.
     
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    I've never owned one, but aren't the Neos pretty light?
     
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    How about a 2245? or the new Mk111? I'm guessin in the 4in bbl it would be lighter than the mk11.

    Ohh speaking of 22's, for fathers day, I took mine shooting (Yeah, like we needed a reason :p ) and he brought his new single six hunter model.
    Talk about sweet, the reintroduction of the v-notch with brass bead sight was a dream compared to todays big 'ole wide combat type sights.

    I would go into detail about the shooting but I wont in fear of being called a liar:D but trust me, them v-notch style sights is ACCURATE and Very shooter friendly.:D
     
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    so, you want a .22 that's lighter than a mark 2, not blowback, and with at least a 6" barrel. o_O

    perhaps a carbine on a sling is in order? weight, while obviously higher than that of a handgun, should be less noticable on your back than on your hip.
     
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    Hows about a Ruger Bearcat?The barrel length is only four inches but the weight is 24oz.Compared to the shortest MKII on Rugers websight @ 35oz.
    No magazines to lose either.
     
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    Buckmarks are pretty heavy aren't they? I think mine is 39 oz.
     
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    Frankly, every semi-auto .22 that you're going to run into is going to be "blow-back" operated, just as your Ruger Mk.II is.

    If you like the Ruger, but have the "bull" barrel version and don't like the weight, trade it for a "Standard" model. Available with either a 4 3/4 or 6" bbl. If you don't like the fixed sights, aftermarket drop-ins are inexpensive and plentiful.

    Lots of other options but most of them will fall into the same 22-to-36 oz weight range given comparable bbl length. Go handle a few and take your choice.

    Noise is more of a function of bbl length than action type. Generally, the shorter the bll, the louder it will seem. The same is true to a somewhat lesser extent with rimfire revolvers.

    FWIW, the lightest high quality .22 of the non-"vest pocket" variety that I know of is the S&W 317. It'd be fairly loud, but real hard to beat for lightness at about 12.5 oz.
     
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    why don't you like blowbacks?
     
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    Yup, if you don't like blowback .22 handguns your only choice is a revolver.

    Even the .22LR cnversion kits for 1911 style guns are blow back.

    --wally.
     
  13. zpo

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    At the range, load doesn't matter, I wear ear plugs. But for walking around the woods, I don't want to have to wear plugs. Actually, the carbine comment makes sense to me. I ususally have alot of stuff on my belt where I put my holster, and thats part of the problem with weight. Getting a light weight rifle might be a good solution, if a bit unweildy at times. I'll have to think about that.
     
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    its a REVO but...

    try a S&W 317 kit gun, 8 shot, 22lr, 3 inch barrel.
    I love mine. weighs about 15 ounces.
     
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    I just picked up a blued, six inch model late last week. It weighs in at 35.8 oz.
    The 4.5 inch model is 31.7 oz.
     
  16. BlackJack

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    Here's a choice. Quit whining about weight and keep carrying the Ruger since it's perfect in every other way. Suck it up and drive on.
     
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    SIG Trailside. Light weight and VERY accurate.
     
  18. zpo

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    Gee, sorry Blackjack, didn't mean to whine. Guess I should just submit to your opinion that the Ruger is perfect and not get another gun better fitted to my needs. God forbid.
     
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    Hmm. The Trailside Standard looks nice. 'Bout how much do they run? How 'bout mags?

    As to the carbine idea- I could use one of my dads 10-22's, so who makes a good light stock?
     
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    Depends. The Challenge is pretty lightweight. (25oz)
     
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    Smith and Wesson model 422. It is no longer made, but this is very close to what you may want.

    Semiauto, light, accurate, inexpensive,
     
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    I'd like to know more about the 422. How much does it weigh? Do they typically function well?
     
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    I'll weigh mine and let you know.

    As for reliable function, this is very reliable. In fact, I can shoot Super Colibris, although with manual cycling.

    This is not S&W's target pistol. That is the model 41 -- big & expensive. The 4 inch 422 and the 6 inch 622 were buit as plinkers. But I can hit anything I aim at within 25 yards.
     
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