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The Judge in 22lr ?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by skidder, Mar 2, 2012.

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  1. skidder

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    Ran across adapters like this when my eyes were good enough to shoot trap. All ya need is a 12 gauge, with the right adapter you can shoot 20/28/16 and .410.

    It worked OK with a scattergun.
     
  3. TennJed

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    I have considered those, but it seems like a lot of trouble to me. I would love to hear some first hand accounts though.
     
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    Would this turn the Judge into the Bailiff?


    Sorry - could not resist! :D
     
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    I had some experience with some similar critters years ago in Europe. Krieghoff made some excellent ones with barrels that extended beyond the chamber area and a camming arangement for adjustment. They did well.

    The other simply cartridge length with little more than a chamber were for dispatching wounded game with the shotgun barrel in direct contact.

    Using an under-sized shotgun insert is one issue. I doubt you will be happy with these.
     
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    If those adapters are rifled so it could shoot regular .22 bullets with decent accuracy then I could see them being worthwhile. Otherwise they are simply turning a bulky and heavy Judge into something even more heavy that shoots nothing more than little puffs of dust.
     
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    I have S&W .22 Magnum with .22lr inserts the concept works, but I much prefer to shoot centerfire rounds through it. Pulling spent rimfire brass a mano is kinda pia.
     
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    More like the stenographer ....
     
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    I thing you should call it the Gavel as using it for a hammer might be the best plan. Sorry.

    I just have to say - why?
     
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    "Maybe we passed judgement on the judge too soon? "


    uhhh,... nope, we didn't, sorry
    that one is going to need more than downsizing of caliber
    even if you switch from watermelon targets to ripe peachy-keen targets :evil:
     
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    Chamber adapters are almost always a disappointment IMHO. It would be one thing if the adapter was rifled - that would give you some sort of accuracy in the length of the cylinder, but remember that a .224 bullet is not going to touch the rifling of the bore meant for .452 bullets. Plus, the unload reload procedure is tedious - eject all the adapters, pull all the empty cases, reload the chamber adapters, reload the gun - every five shots.
     
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    The manufacturer is Short Lane Arms.

    If you ask me, it's more like Short Bus Arms.

    What a freaking stupid way to make an AOW.
     
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