.22 Rimfire Semi Auto's

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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 06:33 AM
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Hi All,

Just wondering whether anyone's got any experience of .22 Rimfire Semi - Auto's. I live in the UK and will hopefully be getting my firearms license in the next year or so.

I'd be using the rifle for a bit of sport shooting, mostly rabbits on my uncles estate land. (Although it might come in handy if the SHTF!)

I was having a look at the Sig 522 LR

Just wondering if anyone has any other ideas for me to have a look into?




posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 06:41 AM
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Well for small game a .22 should be ok but haha if the S were to HTF, don't expect to drop something any bigger than a big dog with 1 bullet. I would recommend a slightly larger caliber.



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 06:41 AM
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for a good, all purpose, accurate gun, look at the Ruger 10/22. there are a million of them out there for a good reason. they are cheap and dependable.



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 06:44 AM
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that's a nice looking 22LR ... i shoot a SR22 by ruger when i don't feel like using any of my higher priced ammo .... they are fun to shoot affordable cost on ammo in the states....

i would recommend the SR22 or 10/22 by ruger cause you can get after market barrels so you can improve on the accuracy with a Bull barrel. and ruger is a proven gun that many people can depend on .... the SR22 is a 10/22 on a Assualt rifle platform.... all internals and barrels for 10/22 match up ....

just my take on it either way you go you will like any 22LR semi auto you get they are just fun to shoot...

just remeber longer barrel 22lrs will give you improved accuracy strength ... and heavier barrels with give you better accuracy.... but in the end it doesn't matter what gun it is... it will be all about who is holding it i have shot some of the best groups with guns to call pieces of junk ..... just find what you like and practice...



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 06:44 AM
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I would also recommend a Ruger 10/22

It is supposed to be very reliable and only has a few parts that fail from time to time, but it takes a long time of use for them to fail.

Some people just use it straight out of the box and don't even add any modifications to it. The factory barrel for it would be recommended for use as it is built specifically for the gun. Some of the other parts could be changed out, there are lots of options for it. And i mean LOTS.

I would recommend you look into it, try nutnfancy's video's on youtube, he has some good reviews on guns as he is an avid gear tester and seriously strains the .22 rifle to where all the abuse is a good thing, so people know what to buy, he also has lots of guns, and i mean lots....my ball park guess....20-40. I likely am way to short on the amount.

Just my recommendation.
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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 06:47 AM
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You obviously have not done enough shooting to know....

.22 LR can kill a hue-man, you just have to know where to hit them.

And if the SHTF like you said, i could carry more .22LR rounds then you could carry larger caliber rounds.



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 06:47 AM
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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 06:54 AM
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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 06:56 AM
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Originally posted by smokeythabear
reply to post by Highlandlad
 


Well for small game a .22 should be ok but haha if the S were to HTF, don't expect to drop something any bigger than a big dog with 1 bullet. I would recommend a slightly larger caliber.


ummmm ok here a 22lr it actually a dangerous round due to the fact it can get in and not exit.... can easily be silenced..... can bounce around inside a body causing more internal damage.... simply i would not want to be shot with a 22 let some shoot me with something that will go through and through ......

it's just not a real long range gun due to excessive bullet drop....50-100yrd is a reasonable range for a 22LR some can do better at longer range it's gun and shooter ability that changes everything...
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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 06:57 AM
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My cousin was shot in the face with a 22 from less than a foot away, and survived perfectly fine. One of my fathers buddies got shot multiple times in the head, with a 22 and he didnt die. He is severely hanidcapped now though. Yes you can kill something big with a 22 if you hit an artery but, the author of the thread doesnt seem that experienced with guns so the chances of that are unlikely friend.

Also I was raised around guns, and we have multiple guns in the house, one of them being a semi automatic 22LR, so I do know first hand the capabilities of a .22.
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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 06:58 AM
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Whats wrong with killing rabbits?

It's not like they are someones pets at the moment....

They are wild and could be eating food being grown on the land, you don't really know why they are doing it besides target practice so the person said....

Did it occur to you that they may even eat what they kill? I know I likely would.

Rabbit stew anyone?



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 07:04 AM
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I wouldn't know about being shot in the head, that's why i said you have to know where to shoot a hue-man.

There is the Jugular vein in the neck or the heart. And I would of figured a headshot would do enough damage to atleast stop a charging hue-man or knock em on their tucus for a finishing blow.

Just saying.



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 07:08 AM
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If you read my post correctly i stated that you could die from being hit in the artery, and fortunately everyone doesn't have perfect aim but if the 22 is your preference go for it buddy.



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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 07:09 AM
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Originally posted by GodofWar411

Originally posted by smokeythabear
reply to post by Highlandlad
 


Well for small game a .22 should be ok but haha if the S were to HTF, don't expect to drop something any bigger than a big dog with 1 bullet. I would recommend a slightly larger caliber.


ummmm ok here a 22lr it actually a dangerous round due to the fact it can get in and not exit.... can easily be silenced..... can bounce around inside a body causing more internal damage.... simply i would not want to be shot with a 22 let some shoot me with something that will go through and through ......

it's just not a real long range gun due to excessive bullet drop....50-100yrd is a reasonable range for a 22LR some can do better at longer range it's gun and shooter ability that changes everything...
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It's certainly "lethal" but its not "magic". There isn't much room for error. Sometimes "sending your assailant wandering off; "to die two hours later from blood loss is not going to cut it. it also doesn't have much energy to penetrate any cover. Whereas a .308 turns "cover" into merely"concealment".

What it is is amazingly versatile; light;quiet and affordable. I'm not an infantry trooper: I love em.got a stock rifle length 10/22; a marlin bolt action; an s&w model 17-2 6" revolver; probably a few more I forgot about. They are indispensable tools.
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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 07:14 AM
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I did read it...you really don't need to be a marksman to hit someone in the chest a few times with it.

There are also many kinds of ammo for the weapon to make it a more efficient killer if need be...say hollow points..

A hollow point round to the head may also do more damage then what your personal story has portrayed....

I don't mean to bash or burn, just point out it can be just as effective as any other gun within the 100 yard range of course.



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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 07:28 AM
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As the Sig's are really nice guns and won some nice awards. when it comes to a 22LR it's really a personal choice. Yes there's been good recomendations here, but if the SHTF... you deffinatley might want something that packs a bigger punch.

I personally went with an AR-15, Remmington .270 Bolt action Rifile, Remmington 12G tactical Pump Shotgun (Holds 6+1), And my favorite... The Sig Sauer P-226 .40 Pistol, I also have a Bear Compound Bow... it's Fun

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www.remington.com...
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www.sigsauer.com...
www.beararcheryproducts.com...



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 07:29 AM
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I remember using a brand new Ruger .22 semi-auto (just like the one in your link) at a range in Thailand a few years back. It was very accurate and I never had any blockages thru at least 100 rounds.

Obviously only humane against small game though but a nifty bit of work all the same.







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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 07:30 AM
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Originally posted by Quickfix
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You obviously have not done enough shooting to know....

.22 LR can kill a hue-man, you just have to know where to hit them.

And if the SHTF like you said, i could carry more .22LR rounds then you could carry larger caliber rounds.



You can also kill a hue-man by throwing a pointed stick at him. As with the .22 LR, it would not be my first choice.





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