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Re: looking into a .22LR Handgun

#26 Post by dandad » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:21 am

Hey Tink, if you get your 22 revolver you should make the wrist adaptor like they use to for slow shooters ! Lower left on page...

Not good for quick draws, but could be fun to have. And get some looks too..


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#27 Post by Marlene » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:52 am

dandad wrote:Hey Tink, if you get your 22 revolver you should make the wrist adaptor like they use to for slow shooters ! Lower left on page...

Not good for quick draws, but could be fun to have. And get some looks too..


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Re: looking into a .22LR Handgun

#28 Post by dandad » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:05 am

Marlene wrote:
dandad wrote:Hey Tink, if you get your 22 revolver you should make the wrist adaptor like they use to for slow shooters ! Lower left on page...

Not good for quick draws, but could be fun to have. And get some looks too..


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Put down the Dunlap before someone gets hurt.

Notice at J, in the 1950s the hotrod hand-built speed lock hammer mods looked like the design of the MIM hammers everyone complains about now.

shit, you know your books.. :w00t:
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Re: looking into a .22LR Handgun

#29 Post by curtism1234 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:47 am

For small game hunting, you'll find a semi-auto of equal barrel length should be* more accurate than a revolver. However, as noted, cheap ammo can cause all sorts of problems not to mention what cold weather can do to the cycling of some or many rimfires.

If you're looking for a true small game hunting revolver, you're looking at minimum a 6" barrel with strong preference to a 7 1/2". For a more bulky trail gun, I think you can find what you're looking for. For a true target revolver, I'm afraid you're going to have to double up your budget into the Single Six series at least - if not the new Single Nine type of varieties.

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Re: looking into a .22LR Handgun

#30 Post by TinkerPearce » Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:48 am

dandad wrote:Hey Tink, if you get your 22 revolver you should make the wrist adaptor like they use to for slow shooters ! Lower left on page...

Not good for quick draws, but could be fun to have. And get some looks too..


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Re: looking into a .22LR Handgun

#31 Post by TinkerPearce » Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:54 am

curtism1234 wrote:For small game hunting, you'll find a semi-auto of equal barrel length should be* more accurate than a revolver. However, as noted, cheap ammo can cause all sorts of problems not to mention what cold weather can do to the cycling of some or many rimfires.

If you're looking for a true small game hunting revolver, you're looking at minimum a 6" barrel with strong preference to a 7 1/2". For a more bulky trail gun, I think you can find what you're looking for. For a true target revolver, I'm afraid you're going to have to double up your budget into the Single Six series at least - if not the new Single Nine type of varieties.
Exactly my thinking- while a good self-loader is better in a lot of ways the revolver is 'ammunition agnostic.' It's increasingly looking like a used Single-Six may be the way to go; our budget ought to stretch that far. The new ones, sadly, are out of reach this fall; too many other priorities.
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Re: looking into a .22LR Handgun

#32 Post by Marlene » Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:56 am

What about a used and outdated single shot target pistol?
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#33 Post by TinkerPearce » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:07 pm

Marlene wrote:What about a used and outdated single shot target pistol?
I made one. That's what convinced me I wanted a repeater! :D
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Re: looking into a .22LR Handgun

#34 Post by JoelB » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:16 pm

When I still hunted 40 years ago I used a S&W 4" kit gun for both squirrels and rabbits. Nowadays I only shoot at metal targets. I have been using a Ruger SR 22 which happily works with every cheap brand of bulk 22s.

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Re: looking into a .22LR Handgun

#35 Post by Deep13 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:11 am

Revolvers are complex to manufacture, so a good one will always be pricey.

Even so, the blued Single-Sixes are pretty reasonable. For D/A, either a SW 617 or a Ruger and a spring and trigger job. All .22 revolvers have a pretty heavy DA pull just because you need a pretty hard strike for rimfire. I would stay away from high capacity revolvers because of the need to clean the chambers and because the thicker timing cams on 6-shot models are more durable than the 10-shot models.
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Re: looking into a .22LR Handgun

#36 Post by Bobo » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:49 pm

I personally don't think you are going to get much of a 22LR revolver for around $200. Like they say you get what you pay for.
For the money I think the Ruger Single Six is a great revolver and for hunting you can get it in the 6.5 inch barrel. It is a six shooter and single action only, but pretty accurate for a pistol. It also comes with a 22 WMR cylinder. The all stainless steel model is really nice and there is a blued version with a 9.5 inch barrel, holy shit batman!

If you can afford it the S&W 22LR revolver is ideal and will last indefinitely. The model 617 is all stainless, a 10 shooter, and is both double and single action. I own the one with the 4 inch barrel and love it. These guns are pieces of art and are made with more care than most other revolvers. Wonderful triggers too.

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Re: looking into a .22LR Handgun

#37 Post by Bobo » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:14 am

In the long run if you are looking for a 22LR for hunting you can get some decent rifles for around $200 new like the Marlin Model 60 semi-auto and XT22 bolt action. Both rifles are fun to shoot. You will bag a lot more game with a rifle than a pistol.
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Re: looking into a .22LR Handgun

#38 Post by TinkerPearce » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:01 am

Bobo wrote:In the long run if you are looking for a 22LR for hunting you can get some decent rifles for around $200 new like the Marlin Model 60 semi-auto and XT22 bolt action. Both rifles are fun to shoot. You will bag a lot more game with a rifle than a pistol.
True enough, but we have the rifle covered. We've put off any more handgun purchases for the moment; been focussing our resources on getting reloading set up.
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#39 Post by CDFingers » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:53 am

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#40 Post by Deep13 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:15 pm

Revolvers are complex and, therefore, expensive. I'd suggest a Single-Ten from Ruger, but that is over your budget. For $200 you might be able to get a used auto pistol like a R. Mark2 Standard.
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#41 Post by TinkerPearce » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:04 pm

Deep13 wrote:Revolvers are complex and, therefore, expensive. I'd suggest a Single-Ten from Ruger, but that is over your budget. For $200 you might be able to get a used auto pistol like a R. Mark2 Standard.
We actually found an old Colt Frontier Scout in nice shape at a decent price. Over budget, but what the hell.
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#42 Post by Deep13 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:09 pm

If it has to be high capacity, then a Single-Ten. I greatly prefer the six-shot models because their timing is a bit more robust and you only have six chambers to clean. If you can find a used S&W model 17, that would be my preference. Otherwise, a Single-Six. They come with a .22WRM cylinder so if you even need a bit more power, you can have it.
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Re: looking into a .22LR Handgun

#43 Post by Tere » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:54 pm

Y'all know my .22lr faves by now, but just to recap.

Thrashing around in the bushes, and it punches nice holes in paper - S&W Model 17 K-22 6"

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Nice fun plinker and paper puncher (do not try to use low velocity or subsonics) - Colt Woodsman Series 3 6"

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Shooting cockroaches (or paper punching) at 50 yards - Anschutz Exemplar 10"

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Re: looking into a .22LR Handgun

#44 Post by Rickoshay » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:43 pm

As an owner of a Single Six convertible and a MKII 678 from Uncle Bill I think the 678 is much more accurate. The 678 is neck and neck with a stock 10/22. Of course most people refuse to embrace the zen that comes from field stripping a MKI, II or III Ruger. Once you master the knack of getting the $&^%(^$(^$( lever in the right place everything else will seem easy.

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#45 Post by CaptainShankypants » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:18 pm

My Mk.1 with CCI stingers is hilariously accurate and all it really needs at the end of the range session is a boresnake. The *$&!:&$ lever is only addressed once every couple years. Would buy another one even with that detail ("field") strip process.

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#46 Post by YankeeTarheel » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:37 pm

You COULD get a Beretta 9mm 92fs and then get a 22LR conversion kit for it. Then you have 2 handguns in one.
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#47 Post by TinkerPearce » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:46 am

We actually happened onto a gun some time ago; as mentioned above it's a Colt Frontier Scout made in about 1958. Ridiculously accurate; this target was shot at 25 yards with ancient Sears-brand .22 ammo
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#48 Post by Hasaf » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:21 am

You guys had me wondering how much a .22 revolver would run. The single six is, by my poor standard, pretty expensive (again, based solely on what I would be willing to spend). The only one I see that looks reasonable is the Heritage Rough Rider. However, I know nothing about its quality.

I have two of these TT-Olympias that I purchased about 30 years ago. They are still good plinkers. I will probably stick with them for a few more years.
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#49 Post by sikacz » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:26 am

If you find a S&W K-22 for an acceptable price buy it.
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