22 BS thread


Well I've tried the RPR out and wow is all I can say. once I make ballistic adjustments for range it put the rounds where I want the to go. It's a great addition I recommend it heartily! MY primary ammo is the 60 grain aguila sniper subsonics . that way no hearing pro is req. as in Canadaland the elected dictator doesn't like safety devices


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Here's my daughter's collection. She started out with a crickett and then one of my friends built up the AR-22. Going from one shot at a time to 25 round mags was a game changer for her. I had to fight her to get a turn. It's the most fun I've had shooting in a long time. It's hard to shoot straight when you are laughing.


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My oldest playing with a drop in kit on a spare pistol upper, far more enjoyable than shooting 5.56mm out of it.

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I’m not sure why, but I recently bought a Henry AR 7 to drag around on my travels. It must have been the non-shiny object fascination.

Cabelas had them on sale for $249.
Update: I have not fired this rifle yet, but unfortunately have had two parts (the charging handle and the knob for the rod that secures the receiver to the stock) fall off the rifle. My local Cabelas says they will not accept it back as a return, but they will send it for a repair.

The charging handle just came unscrewed (which should not have happened), and a bit of locktite will solve that. The knob for the tension rod lost a locking pin. Again an easy fix if i could locate the tiny locking pin. I am very disappointed with the quality Of the rifle. This is probably the first and last Henry I will purchase.

I am also disappointed with the response from Cabelas. In my opinion the rifle may not be fit for the purpose for which it was intended, and I expected better.

Update2: the knob locking pin was not missing, the pin was there, but the armorer completely missed the hole in the rod. It appears friction was all that held the knob In place on the rod end. I now have the knob and rod properly pinned, and will secure the things with a drop of locktite.

Damn, is this a Made in USA by idiots situation?

Update3: I sent Henry an email over the weekend. They graciously offered to replace the rifle, no questions asked, no cost to me. A far better response than Cabelas.

Since both issues were relatively minor and now repaired, my fit of pique Is softened. I thanked them, but told them I will keep the rifle unless I discover a safety issue when I get out and murder a few tin cans.
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True Grip

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Both Ruger 77/22
The stainless boat paddle stock is 22 long rifle. The walnut stock is 22 Hornet with after market trigger and is so fun to shoot.
I bought the Hornet in 94 as soon as Ruger came out with it for farm use. I’m a fan of the rotary clips and both guns have served me well.


What is the general consensus for most accurate and trouble free .22 round?
My personal is CCI STD for plinking.
What do y'all think is most accurate in hollow point? If there is such a thing.
CCI MiniMags are my go to for quality .22 hunting ammo.

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bet you can drive tacks with the Ruger.. nice looking
Farthest kill was 165 yards on coyote. Skunks and armadillos were harder to hit at the range Sometimes needed follow up shot. The Hornet extended the range from the house without having to let all the neighbors know when I shot something. It’s loud enough but not like a bigger centerfire.


My friends daughter's rifle was having issues so I did some work on it, we then had to go to the range to see if it was fixed. It was ! But I got my friends wife shooting my Browning Buckmark! She liked it so I let her try my Glock in the 9mm format. Hes got a 1911 , it was a little much so I let her try it. Well now I'm hoping he can talk her into her own pistol!

Mickey Bitsko

i have an old Remington Fieldmaster 572 , it shoots real nice and stays quite accurate .
since it's not anything special i would still like to have a good/better scope, maybe a 3x9x?
i'm sure everyone has an opinion , i'm just looking for a starting point.


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i have an old Remington Fieldmaster 572 , it shoots real nice and stays quite accurate .
since it's not anything special i would still like to have a good/better scope, maybe a 3x9x?
i'm sure everyone has an opinion , i'm just looking for a starting point.
Generically, I usually recommend Vortex scopes for Quality/Price ratio. They have a price point for everyone, and I've found the relative quality at each price point to be category-leading in terms of build quality and optical quality. They also have a lot of options. For a 22LR, I like the Crossfire II scopes. They make a 3-9 on both 40 and 50 objective, and also an adjustable objective in 40 or 50mm in a 4-12.

Mickey Bitsko

thanks SBS... i read up on Vortex scopes and Athlon Optics very similar according to reviews , on both generally very good
for .22 lr.
i ordered the Athlon Optics Neos rifle scope 3-9 x40 for no particular reason , prices are the same.

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