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All things being the same, and good shooting as some guns are, I do NOT advocate using it as a defense gun. Possibly a back up, but nothing else...................Kingpin

 



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mickey Rat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 November 2011 at 20:25
I'm thinking about a S&W 351 22 mag for carry. I have a 317 22lr. I
don't expect to get in a massive gun battle. A gun of any size can save
you if you use it well. My arthritis makes racking slides difficult and my
Diamond Back 9 mm is hard on me. Weight is a big thing in daily carry.
Too many ccw carry too heavy a gun and end up going without a gun.
A guy in Dothan, AL (my home) dropped a guy with 1 22 short out of an
American Arms. Bang, DRT bad guy. A head shot did it. The incident
was in the Armed Citizen colum.
My current carry is a KelTec 32 with silver tips and a CT laser & belt
clip. 10.7 oz with an extended mag. I carry the 317 to have a 22 on
hand for plinking and small game opportunities.




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mickey Rat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 November 2011 at 20:28
A good friend of mine's dad carried a 22 mag rifle on horseback when
punching cattle in his younger days. He used it for deer hunting and
killing crazed/ injured cows. He says it works great on deer if you place
it right. Mr. Roscoe was a good shot.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dennis Keith Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 November 2011 at 03:37
During World War 2 ammo at home was one of the things that was rationed. A old fella went to the store for 30-30 ammo and asked for two. Fella said he couldn't have two boxes, old timer said Two Boxes! I need two ROUNDS, there's only a two deer limit. HE got his two rounds, and bagged his two deer as well.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Muleskinner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 January 2012 at 04:29
I have a fondness for the lil' .22 lr that comes from its flexibility and low noise, plus a lot of nostalgia about my wasted youth roaming the hills with a Sears rifle.  I bought a CZ452 and topped it off with a Leupy FX4 RF last year.  Took it to the range and couldn't believe the difference ammo made.  For the purposes I got the rifle for, I decided on the Federal Game Shok HV 40 gr., with the CCI Mini Mag a close 2nd choice.  All the hyper-velocity rounds were inherently less accurate in my gun.  I figure I'm all set to become a serious tree rat threat once again, although the ones I see nowdays look scrawny compared to those of my mis-spent youth.  Oh well, skinny squirrels are more challenging to shoot.

Hell, I nearly forgot - I was going to say that Taurus has a nice 22lr/22wmr revolver out that looks interesting.  If they only made it with a titanium cylinder and frame I'd have one already.


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Mule;

It's also been my experience that hyper-velocity .22 rimfire ammo as a class just doesn't tend to group as well as the slower stuff.  That being said, if you can get a box of Winchester's PowerPoints I'll suggest you try it out.  It's a 40 grain HP at an advertised 1280 fps.  From my CZ452 it'll clock around 1250 over the chrono & does so consistently.  I've gotten excellent accuracy in my gun, but I know that not all CZ452's like it.  The terminal effects are superior to just about anything else on the market from my experience.

I've got a couple of .22 rifles that like it, & all of them show remarkable accuracy with it.  I do understand that it's kinda hard to get though.  You might have to buy a brick if your outlet of choice doesn't regularly stock it.  But, test it in all your rifle 'cause if you've got more than a couple of guns odds are at least one of 'em will like it.  I buy it by the case now.

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.22's in handguns are loud, no matter what kind you shoot.
Hyper velocity ammo is alright, but certainly not tack
driving quality. I guess it will hit minute of squirrel,
but like anything else, limitations come into play, meaning
that the further out you shoot, the squirrels should get
bigger...................Kingpin
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jh45gun Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 April 2012 at 15:35
That Keltec 22 mag would be one hell of a defensive weapon  no one can get them they are back ordered all over the country, but our Local Friends of the NRA which I am co chair is raffling one off for our early bird raffle and we are trying to get one more to auction off at our event. These guns are as light as a feather have great fiber optic sights and comes with two 30 round mags now that is 60 rounds of in my estimation serious fire power in a small light package. The 22 mag is a hell of a round for its size and kills deer with no problem so I figure as a defense round with that many rounds you sure as hell would not be under gunned. I hope I win the one we are raffling off. These so far are so hard to come by the highest auction bid I have heard so far is 900 bucks. A dealer told me he heard of one going for 700 on auction. 
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