Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

Rimfire anyone?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Boris Bush, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Boris Bush

    Boris Bush Tacoma Member

    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    1
    Anyone here take a rimfire every time you hit the range? I take my Walther P22 every trip and it eats anything I can fit in the magazine! Infact I have just a tad over 2100 rounds of 100% trouble free fun shooting. Not even a dud round yet.

    Not only do I love this little gem but the wife and 5yo both shoot it very well.
     
  2. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

    Messages:
    6,256
    Likes Received:
    4,495
    With ammo prices the way they are, I'm about to start! I've never considered taking a trip just to shoot my .22 rifle, but now I'm planning on it just to get some trigger time. I've also been looking into getting a modern .22 pistol.
     
  3. fromotoc

    fromotoc Downtown Portland, OR Member

    Messages:
    611
    Likes Received:
    14
    +1 for the Walther p-22. I had one (just traded it) and it was really the only gun I shot when I went shooting. My shooting buddy and I shoot mostly only .22lr then we go. We usually go through 500 rounds each, which makes me feel like it is more worth going shooting, than if I were to shoot 50 of 9mm, or 40 of .223. If you are in the market for a .22 pistol, please do get the Walther P-22. It is, in my opinion, the best semi auto plinker. I have had the 22/45 Mark 3, a Tec-22, shot a Buckmark, Mosquito, Taurus .22lr revolver and more. I could roll shotgun shells at 75 yards pretty consistently with the P-22. No problems with a lot of rounds down the tube. I go to the shooting range near the Mollala River.
     
  4. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

    Messages:
    2,199
    Likes Received:
    23
    Well I shoot .22Lr every time I shoot.. P22 would be awsome but I can't see it taking away from my 1911 fund!
     
  5. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,375
    Likes Received:
    169
    Even tho I reload my ammo,it's getting pretty darned expensive,so my buddy and I take our Ruger 10=22's on every outing now. We have some small swinger targets mounted on a portable stand,and with our stock rugers,they are quite the challenge...gotta get some work done on that horrible trigger.
     
  6. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

    Messages:
    6,256
    Likes Received:
    4,495
    I need to get a 10/22.
     
  7. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

    Messages:
    2,199
    Likes Received:
    23
    +1 I just hate the way the 30rd mags look.
     
  8. hntn&fshn

    hntn&fshn Boring Member

    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    10
    Boris, How accurate is your P22? I ask because I just purchased one (to go with a new silencer) and I could barely hit a paper plate at 10 yrds? I shot the same target with my 38 and had small groups. I probably need more practice. I hope this thing is not a complete scatter gun because I bought it to shoot small critters like grouse, rabbits, etc. while deer/elk hunting - hense the silencer. If I can't even hit a plate, I certainly won't be able to hit a grouse :eek:
     
  9. Boris Bush

    Boris Bush Tacoma Member

    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    1
    My P22 is too accurate. Shooting from the off hand I can put a magazine (I modified mine to hold 12 with enough room to have +1 with ease) full into 2-3" at 25 yards with ammo it likes. Mini mags Federal game shoks, Remington game loads and Aguila anything will all group well in my pistol.

    All I can say is practice. It is light and has a short sight radius makeing things a little hard to do with it. As soon as you get used to it it will be a good shooter for you.

    I also plan on grouse hunting with it and other types of small game this year..............
     
  10. Zhivago

    Zhivago Everett, WA Member

    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    2
    .22 is the way to go for practice on the cheap. I dont usually bother with a dedicated .22 (sometimes I take my Dad's old Browning Challenger) but I always take my Kimber conversion kit. When I get my Dan Wesson, I'll get a Marvel .22 conversion for it too.
     
  11. m'kay13

    m'kay13 Boardman, OR Member

    Messages:
    325
    Likes Received:
    2
    I already have one and I think I need to get another.

    I took a Bi-Mart 10/22 carbine and slapped a Bushnell Banner scope on it. I liked the accuracy, but knew it could do better. I carved out the stock (Dremel) where the action rests and bedded that. Next, a friend and I turned a section of brass on his lathe and built a better pillar than Volquartsen's and installed it where the escutcheon sits.
    Next I bedded the barrel for the first 1.5" and free floated the rest of the barrel out to the end of the stock. I shot for groups without the barrel touching the end of the barrel channel (upward pressure) and without upward pressure. The gun shot best with pressure and no barrel band. Instead of leaving the barrel band off, I took a dowel rod wrapped with sandpaper and removed enough aluminum from the inside of the barrel band for it not to touch the barrel.

    Now I have a totally stock looking (well, I installed a polished aluminum vintage metal buttplate) 10/22 that shoots dime-sized groups with just about anything CCI through a factory barrel.

    There are pretty good instructions for bedding your action and barrel on rimfirecentral.com.

    Total cost of mods: +/- $25.00
    Gun: $169.00
    Scope: $45.00

    Wait, am I in the Handgun Forum?
     
  12. skud_dusty

    skud_dusty Salem, OR Active Member

    Messages:
    752
    Likes Received:
    120
    I've been trying to bring this along when I go plinking now that ammo prices are getting out of hand...

    rugermkii.jpg

    I want to find some nice grips for it that match my 10/22's stock. Any suggestions?
     
  13. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,081
    Likes Received:
    375
    Colt .22 and CZ 452 Lux .22lr usually follow me to the range. I've also been known to pack along my Springfield M6.
     
  14. Zeke Menuar

    Zeke Menuar Oregon Monsoon Central Member

    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    1
    Warm up gun for the heavy kickers. Also does duty as a spotting scope.

    NEF Sportster 17HMR and Trashco 6x24x42 big honkin scope
    17HMR.jpg

    OOPS this is the handgun forum. I reject your reality and substitute my own. This is the only rimfire I own so it'll have to do.
     
  15. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

    Messages:
    5,074
    Likes Received:
    585
    I shoot .22 all the time.
    I think it is my favorite caliber to shoot.
     
  16. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

    Messages:
    2,199
    Likes Received:
    23

    +1
     
  17. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

    Messages:
    6,256
    Likes Received:
    4,495
    That sounds like a project I'd like to duplicate :D
     
  18. s_ribs

    s_ribs Tigard, OR Member

    Messages:
    250
    Likes Received:
    2
    Seriously. It's too bad the factory mags have so many feeding issues.

    My next pistol will most definitely be a .22 (cheap fun like everyone else said). My 10/22 target model comes out with me every time I shoot!
     
  19. jrfoxx

    jrfoxx Member

    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    5
    Not EVERY time I go, but one of the 3 comes 90% of the time or so. I have a Marlin Model 60. Nothin special, but cheap fun, and its reliable and "hunting accurate" at a minimum, a Marlin 25MN .22 mag, which is a darn good shooter, not as cheap, but still fun and cheaper than many of my centerfires, so.....
    and an inherited JC Higgins Model 42 22lr that is a super tackdriver, and that my dad had glass bedded, and did a sweet job refinishing and checkering the stock on. Gotta be one of the nicest looking, most accurate $20 (a guess, no real idea what they sold for when back when he got it at 13).

    Also have a super El-cheapo RG 22lr revolver. Sights, finish and accuracy stinks, and it usually light strikes 30% of the time (need to look into it one of these days and see if I can cheaply/easily improve that), and the shell extract REAL hard (hand gets a little sore after having to whack on the rod with your palm),but also got it from dad, so it stays (he only paid like $30 or so for it just to have as a cheap plinker, as I recall), and its one of the few guns the wife will shoot (not a fan of recoil or loud noise), so it at least gets used, and does function mostly for the price.:)
     
  20. friskydingo

    friskydingo Oregon, NorCal, and Panama. Yes. All three New Member

    Messages:
    807
    Likes Received:
    5
    DSC04944.jpg