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Originally posted by TruthWizard
oh yeah and you ain't killin' crap with a 22lr other than small game and varmint.edit on 1-5-2012 by TruthWizard because: (no reason given)edit on 1-5-2012 by TruthWizard because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by subfab
I’m in the market for a bolt action rifle in .22lr caliber.
A folding stock is preferred but a standard stock is good.
Any ATS members have a .22lr bolt action rifle that you would recommend? What are your experiences? What’s good? What’s bad? Which models should I stay away from?
I’m thinking about one that can easily be carried in a back pack.
Why a .22lr?
Ammo is cheap and you can carry a hundred rounds in your pockets. A .22lr can kill small game and not make too much noise.
Mainly because the ammo is cheap.
Originally posted by Danbones
there is something to be said for the .22/ .410 - using sluggs will get bigger game out to about a hundred yards..edit on 2-5-2012 by Danbones because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by schuyler
Originally posted by Violater1
A 22 ????
Why not just use a BB gun or super soaker?
Really. Shoot small game with a .223 and you have a very mangled mess on your hands. Shoot small game with a .22 and you have a piece of meat to feed someone. A large caliber weapon can be overkill and the fact is, ammo is more expensive. I have a 10/22 like lots of folks here. It's extremely reliable, accurate, and can knock off most any threat from a safe distance.
I'm not knocking larger guns. I've got an AR-15 as well. It's just that you should choose the right sized screwdriver fo the job and the big ones don't always fit.
Ballistics show this poor little 410 bore is quite capable
"The .410 Slug, capable or comical?" This is a question that pops up often in shotgun slug shooting circles, no pun intended with the "pop", but I'll go with it because that is what many people have stuck in their head concerning the 410 bore and deer hunting, the idea that the 410 is just a pop gun and not capable of cleanly taking deer. That may have been the case in the past except for very close range or in the hands of the most able shooter. Today with the HBBS 410 Rifled slug barrels and adequate loads, 100 yard shots on target are easily achieved. Accuracy is not an issue with these barrels, so for those who need convincing in the power department, here are some ballistic tables to consider. These 410 loads utilize a 375 gr slug (nominal 370 gr slug for factory HBBS loads) that retain a lot of energy down range, unlike the typical fast but lightweight 1/4 or 1/5 ounce 410 slug load commonly available. The 45/70 load shown for comparison has a 400gr slug. This .410 is quite capable.