This is a discussion on The true value of .22 firearms within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by dangerranger I'm always on the look out for the next rimfire! Al tho not in the same sense as some would think, ...
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Bryan, your RF collection sounds like a national treasure... a Model 52 and a Diamondback .22 alone get my juices flowing!
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.22 lr.......(could stand for Lots of Reasons)!
Pretty hard to beat .22 for fun and practice!
I have a Colt "Pre"-Woodsman (1920-1921). What a tackdriver! Also a Colt Government Model .22lr (although not REALLY a Colt), but what a good time I have with it!
My favorite .22 is my only .22 - Ruger SR22. Fun to shoot, inexpensive ammunition, great practice shooter.
Wonder if that peened chamber would clean up. Does it affect reliability? Not certain how a gunsmith could clean it up if it was truly bad and am wondering if it is not that big a deal. I'd probably be shooting the hooey out of it like I do my Model 1890. The design is very robust. Browning intended to take the design into a center fire direction for cartridges like .25-20 and .32-20 and with tweaking .38-40 and .44-40 so the .22 rim fire is no big deal.
Can you just imagine a Winchester pump .32-20?!
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I have been in the market for a 1911 in .22. Just haven't "pulled the trigger". After a Shield for the wife...
I'd rather be lucky than good any day
There's nothing that will change someone's moral outlook quicker than cash in large sums.
Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.
.22 put a lot of food on the table.
Up close and personal (< 100 meters scoped long rifle or < 15 meters for a pistol), and if it is what you have, I will count on my .22 for well aimed shots. Granted, that is probably more than one well aimed shot to have desired effects on the Tango. And I am talking about the hottest grain LR frag type. But lead will do.
I've got around a dozen .22's and I like them all.
I recently got a CZ 455 that is different from all others.
It has a Thompsom Machine Integrally Suppressed barrel on it. Its so new that I havent scoped it yet, but I will.
Serial No. 002.
It's that new.
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I have Ruger MKIII Target Model, an SP101 22LR and have access to a 10/22 amongst other 22lr rifles. I don't plan on buying anymore 22 firearms anytime soon but I love shooting them just for cost reasons.
Back when I started shooting pistols my first gun was a Ruger P90 45ACP. I soon learned how expensive that is to shoot so I had to add a 22. Every gun guy should have some sort of 22, a revolver and a 1911. I'm just short the 1911 now.
I don't carry a gun to look for or start a fight. I carry one to finish a fight I never wanted to be in.
Any 22 autoloader will do just fine. I dance with all the girls!
When you're old it's only natural that you've owned & shot a LOT of .22 rifles & pistols. I still have several with some sentimental value. But if I'm going shooting, nothing matches my Volquartsen factory rifles.
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