posted on Jan, 24 2013 @ 09:04 PM
Originally posted by jaynkeel
reply to post by okiecowboy
Yeah I passed on the $25.00 per box of 20 .223 they had here. Of which there were 3 boxes. It's crazy nobody in a 60 miles radius of me has ammo for
sale, and if they do it's the super expensive crap no one wants anyway. What I was told by a few local gun stores is that the dealers are refusing to
ship it to NYS until everyone knows what the laws are gonna be. This won't be good if it last much longer, a lot of people will be getting really
pissed soon. Me my father and many old timers cannot remember a time in our lives where .22 was no where to be found? Come to think of it all I have
seen is 17, better go scoop that up soon.
edit on 24-1-2013 by jaynkeel because: (no reason given)
Funny story, about .17HMR rounds...
My buddy and I were sighting in his Browning T-bolt chambered in the .17hmr and after we got it zeroed at 100 yds, we started a little inpromptu
competition, between us...There had been a light sprinkle coming down that morning and after setting a pair of new clean targets out at 100, we
proceeded to take alternating shots, from under cover until we needed to reload the 10+1 capacity of his rifle, then fired again the same way until we
each had shot 22 rounds, apiece.
From the time we began taking turns, the sprinkle turned into a light rain. And, upon completion, we drove out to grab our targets and calculate who
had won. My target had only 7 hits showing a 3" group. His target only had 4 hits, with a 2 1/2" group. These were standard B-27 targets that are a
few feet wide by about 3 feet tall.
How could we be so accurate with those few rounds, and miss the target completely with all the rest???
The .17hmr round we were using, moves at about 2550 feet per second. But only weighs 17 grains.
I was later told by a very knowledgable friend, that the bullets were most likely striking raindrops, and most likely either disintegrating, or simply
being deflected completely off of the target!
Just a cool story, that I thought some would like to read...
Now, where is my .45-70?