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so ive got 2000 rds of 22s

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by drewp, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. drewp

    drewp 503pdx Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    .......now whats a decent 22short rifle i can have fun with...id rather not have a single shot...pump action likely...whats the gun you have or would choose for some quiet fun and how much would you pay for it.

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  2. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    I'd go with a cheap Butler side break derringer! You probably have a life long supply of shorts! (I actually have one:) You will fall asleep before you run out of ammo!
     
  3. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Don't some of those tube fed Henry's shoot both LR and Short?
     
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  4. drewp

    drewp 503pdx Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Indeed!

    I should've specified rifle in the first post....no pistols.... i have to many pointless guns already.
     
  5. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member

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    Drew .22 pistols are not pointless they are fun at times:)
     
  6. drewp

    drewp 503pdx Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I agree... just another one beyond what I have will be pointless....

    Im hoping for a rifle so I can enjoy the long lag in sound from firing to target contact that the 22short offers.
     
  7. Pepe-lepew

    Pepe-lepew Mid Valley Active Member

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    Browning makes a very nice lever action that will feed shorts, long and long rifle. The tube magazine holds 22 shorts.
     
  8. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member

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    no rifles now Drew?
     
  9. drewp

    drewp 503pdx Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Nice ill check those out...lever action would be awesome....
     
  10. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Tha's a nice stash Drewp.

    I've also got a couple old bricks of shorts and longs (not long rifle) that I'd shoot, but they won't feed in my modern semi-autos. And it gets kinda boring shoving a round at a time into my Dad's ancient Western Field (Mossberg) bolt action.

    Never thought much of those little tube fed pump action 22's when I was (a lot) younger and they were a dime a dozen. Fast-forward a few decades and now I'm intrigued. But I see vendors asking rapacious numbers for them at the gun shows - time after time - which would indicate they're not selling at those prices.

    So I have two questions about pump action 22's:

    - Will they feed all 3 common sizes of 22 ammo?

    - And does anyone know where Drewp and I can find fairly priced pump 22 rifles around Portland?
     
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  11. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member

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    I had a tube fed .22 lever years ago and not sure what happened to it. It has been over 30 yrs and would love to find another one. Hell I remember shooting it when I was 10.
     
  12. drewp

    drewp 503pdx Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    So is the remington 572 pump is a viable option? Im going read about the marlin 39a also.
     
  13. drewp

    drewp 503pdx Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Seems so far the Henry lever action is the only lever action under $300... lever would be awesome and pump would be fine...
     
  14. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I believe that many older tube fed bolt,pump or lever rifles can use shorts. My old Mossberg 146B can handle anything from LR to CB caps. I would haunt pawn shops etc. Back in the day it was common to see such rifles roll stamped, ".22 Short, Long or Long Rifle". Mine does.
     
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  15. JSJPDX

    JSJPDX East Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    The Winchester 190, a tube fed semi auto will take the shorts. Last time I looked there were a couple of them for sale on this forum for less than $200.
     
  16. drewp

    drewp 503pdx Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Ha I have a win190...dammit I should've taken it out today...i think it only says 22l and 22lr on it through. Ill check that out this week
     
  17. Cheesemaker

    Cheesemaker Tillamook Active Member

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    My Winchester 62 would eat the crap out those 22shorts!! :cool:
     
  18. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Marlin 39A and Browning T-Bolt both handle any length. I shoot a ton of CB Shorts in both.
     
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    Hook686 Northern California Active Member

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  20. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Remington 550 and several variations of the 550 shoot shorts, L, LR and is semi auto.